Swansea vs Charlton
England – Championship
Date: Thursday, 2 January 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Liberty Stadium.
Swansea will try with all their might for the three points this Thursday, especially with several of the teams in contention for playoffs going through terrible runs. A victory this match-day will be hugely beneficial for their playoff ambitions, and taking into account their home advantage, along with the struggles of Charlton on the road – Swansea emerges the favorite.
Swansea vs Charlton Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Swansea won 1-2 on the road.
- Since 2008, Charlton have not failed to find the back of the net against this opponent.
- It’s been more than ten years since Swansea have lost an h2h encounter.
- The latest meeting at this stadium had ended in a 1-1 draw.
Swansea vs Charlton Match Preview
This home game is a huge opportunity for Swansea. As of now, they are just a single point below the playoff zone, and just four beneath the third spot in the table. On top of that, most teams above them in standings are going through dismal runs.
Likely, three points this Thursday will help the team a lot in improving their position. The team does have the support of the crowd to lean on, and the struggles of Charlton in away games to take advantage of.
Swansea vs Charlton Prediction
Swansea were at home the last match-day, and had to settle for a goalless draw against Barnsley. Elsewhere, Charlton put their home status to good use, as they defeated Bristol City in a high-scoring thriller. The scoreline was 3-2 at the end of the ninety minutes.
This Thursday, the outcome will be heavily influenced by the away handicap. They have shown over and over again that the team is incapable of dealing with the hardships of road fixtures.
They are on a winless run of eight games away from home, and lost five of these. The team also conceded two or more goals in seven of their previous eight such match-ups, and their total two away wins this season had come against teams from the bottom half of the table.
Moreover, Charlton were also winless in 11 of their last 12 overall games, and in 13 of their prior 15. On the other hand, Swansea were unbeaten in three of their previous four overall fixtures, and are so in their last three matches at home.
Importantly, Swansea had won the reverse fixture of this game, and that too on the road as well.
Most importantly, take into account the fact that Charlton gained promotion to the Championship just this last summer, and are less versed with the trials and tribulations of this tough league, in comparison to Swansea.
As such, it emerges that Swansea are tipped to come out with a convincing win this Thursday at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea vs Charlton Betting Tips
To Win: Swansea @ 1.60 (3/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Swansea/ Swansea @ 2.25 (5/4).