Swansea City vs Stoke City Match Analysis & Prediction
21/02/2023 10:45 pm
Swansea City and Stoke City meet at the Swansea.com Stadium on Tuesday night, with the two sides looking to bounce back from their defeats last time out.
While the hosts are in 12th place in the standings and seven points adrift of the playoffs, the visitors are 19th, six points above the relegation zone.
Although Russell Martin has endured somewaht of a tough time at Swansea, his side went into Saturday’s meeting with Blackburn Rovers on the back of three wins in seven league matches.
However, suffering a late 1-0 defeat at Ewood Park has put a negative spin on their form, the Swans now having lost three of their four most recent matches.
Swansea’s current form is enough to avoid becoming involved in any kind of a relegation battle, but it will ultimately leave them falling short of their pre-season target.
Martin’s side are also without a clean sheet in seven league matches, although they meet opponents in Stoke City who are hit and miss when it comes to scoring goals.
Stoke City travelled to Blackpool on Saturday in confident mood having picked up seven points from a possible 12, their best form since December.
However, momentum has been lost with a 1-0 defeat against opponents who had been without success in the Championship since the end of October, a period involving 14 matches.
Despite having an FA Cup fifth-round tie with Brighton & Hove Albion on their calender, Stoke are on the cusp of needing to fight for their status in the second tier.
Given the resurgence of the teams below them, Alex Neil’s side are just six points off bottom spot ahead of trying to end a three-game losing streak away from the bet365 Stadium.
Swansea City vs. Stoke City Head to head
In the 29 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Swansea have claimed 11 victories while Stoke have won 13, and they have drawn in five. Stoke have scored 43 goals and conceded 40 in the process.
27/10/2020Swansea City2Stoke City0Championship
03/03/2021Stoke City1Swansea City2Championship
17/08/2021Swansea City1Stoke City3Championship
08/02/2022Stoke City3Swansea City0Championship
31/08/2022Stoke City1Swansea City1Championship
Swansea City Team News
Oliver Cooper, Morgan Whittaker and Liam Cullen are all in contention to feature in a role behind Joel Piroe for Swansea City on Tuesday.
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
21/01/2023Queens Park Rangers1Swansea City1Championship
04/02/2023Swansea City3Birmingham City4Championship
11/02/2023Sheffield United3Swansea City0Championship
18/02/2023Blackburn Rovers1Swansea City0Championship
Stoke City Team News
Neil is likely to make changes to his Stoke starting lineup, particularly in midfield and attack where Lewis Baker may be recalled to bring more creativity.
However, doubts remain over whether Axel Tuanzebe, Ben Pearson and Bersant Celina will come back into contention after missing the trip to Blackpool.
Stoke City's Last 5 Matches
29/01/2023Stoke City3Stevenage1FA Cup
04/02/2023Luton Town1Stoke City0Championship
11/02/2023Stoke City0Hull City0Championship
15/02/2023Stoke City3Huddersfield Town0Championship
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