Swansea vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 6th April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Liberty Stadium (Swansea).
Middlesbrough is the worst team in the Championship right now. Maybe Birmingham can stake a claim to that title, but no one else. Not even the dead-last Ipswich. Middlesbrough lost their last five league ties in a row, and scored just two goals in total, while on this stretch. They once looked dead-set to take part in the playoffs, but now, with their form, it seems like a distant dream.
Swansea too has been going through a rough patch, but there’s a convincing reason behind it. Either they were taking on a giant like Manchester City, or they were on the road. But at home, against teams from the Championship, the story is entirely different.
Swansea vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head (h2h)
- Swansea recorded three of the last four wins.
- In the last ten years, only once has Swansea lost.
- Middlesbrough failed to score in their last three visits to this venue.
- The last three encounters at this stadium returned two home wins and a draw.
Swansea vs Middlesbrough Prediction
Middlesbrough lost their last five matches on the trot. They were also winless in four of their last five games on the road. Meanwhile, Swansea was unbeaten in eight of their last nine home ties, and the lone loss came against Manchester City. The team also won six of their last eight home fixtures. Importantly, Swansea has lost against this team only once in the last decade and has been unbeaten at home since 2009.
Expect Swansea to avoid a loss at any cost this weekend.
Moving on, Middlesbrough failed to score in their last three overall matches and recorded just a total of two from their last five. On the road, their last five ties returned a single goal. They also failed to get on the scoresheet in their last three visits to this venue. And finally, Swansea kept three clean sheets in their last five home ties. One of the match-ups where they conceded was against Manchester City.
It’s unlikely that the visitors would record a goal in the first 45 minutes.
Swansea vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips
Double Chance: Swansea or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Swansea to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.50 (1/2).