Swansea vs Stoke City
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Liberty Stadium (Swansea).
Stoke has been relentless in its pursuit to avoid losses, as well as to keep clean sheets. Teams have been finding it extremely hard to score against Stoke, and day by day, the squad has made it a point to sacrifice their offensive structure in hopes of keeping attackers at bay. As a result, goals have been really scarce in Stoke games.
Swansea stands an outside chance to qualify for the playoffs, and with nothing to lose, the team might just go for it. The fact that they are at home will be an added advantage, especially since Swansea have been on a roll in front of their home crowd.
Swansea vs Stoke City Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five matches saw home teams taking the win.
- In the last 20 years, only thrice has a team on the road recorded a victory.
- Six of the last eight wins at this venue went to Swansea.
- Only once has Stoke managed to keep a clean sheet at this stadium.
Swansea vs Stoke City Prediction
Swansea won five of their last six home ties and was unbeaten in nine of their last ten. Stoke, meanwhile, has just three wins to their name in the last 19 attempts, one in their last 13 on the road, and three in the last 24 away from home.
At this venue, six of the last eight wins went to Swansea, and in the last 20 years, only three times has a road team taken three points. Coupled to the chance that Swansea has to make the playoffs, expect them to go after it. A tough and narrow win is in order for the hosts.
Why tough and narrow? Stoke has been one of the most difficult teams to score against in the Championship. They conceded just two goals from their last nine games, and just one from their last five on the road. They have complemented this with an inability to score too.
Still, the win is tipped to Swansea, due to their form at home, but with a narrow scoreline. Expect no more than two goals this Tuesday.
Swansea vs Stoke City Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Swansea @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).