Swansea vs Derby
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Liberty Stadium.
Swansea have performed well in their recent home fixtures, whereas, this whole season, Derby have struggled on the road. On top of that, the former also need to make a surplus of just four points to make it into the playoffs. Likely, expect the hosts, Swansea, to have the upper hand this Saturday.
Swansea vs Derby Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the previous four games had goals from both teams.
- Since 1999, Derby have won just twice against this opponent.
- Not a single encounter at this venue in the past two decades have had over 2.5 goals.
- The last time these two met on the pitch, spoils were shared with a 0-0 scorecard.
Swansea vs Derby Match Preview
Swansea secured a 1-1 draw against Preston the last match-day on the road. Both teams are placed just below the playoffs cut-off, and the draw on the road signified how important of an objective is the top-six, for Swansea.
In the meantime, Derby recorded a convincing 4-0 win at home over Stoke, the prior game week. While the result is obviously great, the issue still remains that Derby have to sort out their struggles once away from home.
In fact, Derby were winless in 15 of their last 16 matches on the road, and have a total of one single league win this whole season in away venues. Keep note that this sole win had come back in August.
In the process, the team had also gone through a long spell of six straight losses on the road, and they have failed to score in seven of their previous eleven away fixtures.
On the other hand, Swansea are on a two-match winning run at home, and they kept clean sheets in two of their previous three appearances in front of the home crowd.
Swansea vs Derby Prediction
Swansea are tipped to be the favorites this Saturday. They have the home advantage, and they are also placed higher in the table. In fact, they are just four points away from taking a spot in the top-six, which would afford them a chance to get into the playoffs.
In addition, Swansea were unbeaten in 18 of their last 23 home fixtures, and in the process had gone on a six-match winning run at this venue, as well as an eleven-match invincible run.
On the other hand, Derby have been awful on the road this season, and their sole Championship victory away from home had come in August. Most importantly, the last Derby had won at this venue, against this rival, was back in 1999.
Considering these observations, we are inclined to pick out Swansea as the team to back this Saturday.
Swansea vs Derby Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Swansea @ 1.44 (4/9)
Swansea to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5).