Swansea vs Derby
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 1st May 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Liberty Stadium (Swansea).
As of now, Derby is in possession of the sixth spot in the table, which provides the last entry ticket for the playoffs. The team needs to be wary of the challenge posed by Middlesbrough, who’s just below in the table and has the same number of points. But Derby has one thing going on for them though, which is their extra game in hand.
Swansea is already out of contention for the post-season proceedings and sees no particular point in the remaining ties. Despite their game in hand, the team could at best post 69 points on the board, which would still be one point fewer than the ones already in the last playoff position.
Swansea vs Derby Head-to-head (h2h)
- Derby won the last two matches.
- Derby registered four of the last six wins as well.
- It’s been nine years since Swansea recorded a win.
- Swansea failed to score in three of the last five encounters at this venue.
Swansea vs Derby Prediction
Derby realizes the opportunity that has in front of them. They are against an uninspired and out-of-focus team, while they themselves are more than enough motivated for the playoffs. While their main competitor Middlesbrough has posted the same number of points on the board, the team has already played 45 matches, whereas Derby has a game in hand. If the team is able to take advantage of this factor, they really do have a shot at the Premier League.
One thing to be wary of is, Middlesbrough is taking on an already relegated Rotherham, which might improve their chances of winning. As such, Derby will be extremely desiring for a win.
While Swansea has performed admirably well at home in the last few matches, it was when they still had a shot at a top-tier finish.
Derby, meanwhile. was unbeaten in nine of their last ten games, and scored two or more goals in six of their last seven attempts. They repeated the feat in three of their last four fixtures on the road.
Finally, the last Swansea won against Derby was in 2010. Expect the guests to deliver in this tie, as they are about to see their season-long hard work come to pay off.
Swansea vs Derby Betting Tips
Derby to Win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Derby to Score in the First Half @ 1.83 (5/6).