Swansea City vs Stoke City Match Analysis & Prediction
21/02/2023 10:45 pm
Two Championship clubs who need to put together a run of victories square off on Tuesday night as Swansea City host Stoke City. The home side is in the 12th spot in the standings, seven points adrift of the playoffs, while the visitors are 19th, six points above the relegation zone.
Swansea City went into Saturday’s fixture at Blackburn Rovers after three wins in seven league outings.
However, suffering a late 1-0 defeat at Ewood Park has put a negative spin on their form, Swansea now having lost three of their most recent four outings.
While the Welsh outfit can claim to still be active in the race for the playoffs, they have not posted back-to-back victories since October.
Their current form is enough to avoid embroiling in any relegation battle, but it will ultimately leave Swansea falling short of their pre-season target.
Alex Neil is confident his side will defeat Blackpool on Saturday, having accumulated seven points from a possible 12.
However, they have lost momentum with a 1-0 defeat against opponents who had been unsuccessful in the second tier since the end of October, a period spanning 14 games.
Despite having an FA Cup fifth-round tie with Brighton & Hove Albion on their calendar, Stoke is on the cusp of needing to fight for their status in the Championship.
Swansea City vs. Stoke City Head to head
Both sides have 23 games against each other with hosts taking seven wins while visitors with twelve wins, and four draws.
Swansea City Team News
Martin will almost certainly name a more attack-minded Swansea side to face Blackburn Rovers. Oliver Cooper, Morgan Whittaker, and Liam Cullen are all in contention to feature in a role behind Joel Piroe. Matthew Sorinola could also be restored at wing-back, with Joel Latibeaudiere and Luke Cundle among those who could miss out.
Swansea City's Last 5 Matches
Stoke City Team News
Neil will also alter his Stoke XI, particularly in midfield and attack. He may recall Lewis Baker as bringing more creativity. Still, doubts remain over whether Axel Tuanzebe, Ben Pearson, and Bersant Celina will return to contention after missing the trip to Blackpool.
Stoke City's Last 5 Matches
Swansea City vs. Stoke City: Odds and Predictions
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