Swansea City predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 30
- Winning Bets: 14
- Average Odds: 2.83
- Overall Stake : 194
- Profit: 206.17
- Yield: 6.27 %
The Swans finally seem to have stopped spiralling downwards. It’s been a long and painful fall from the Premier League’s top 10 to 10th in the Championship, and a bit of a comeback is long overdue. The 2019/20 season was the first time they recorded an improvement over the previous one in 5 years or so – though things are not quite peachy yet.
With a little bit of luck, the trend will continue. Currently, top online bookies are offering odds of 2.25 for a Top 6 Finish bet, indicating decent chances of making it back. That said, a return to the Premier League is quite hard to picture without some big surprises.
If you’re looking for your next English Championship outright bet, banking on a Top 6 for Swansea might be a good idea.
Swansea Key Players
Acting Manager Steve Cooper has a great job in updating the squad to be more versatile and disciplined. To be fair, though, the roster’s longevity is questionable at best. Most of the starting 11 consists of loaned players. This is a decent enough strategy for a Championship team but leaves the lineup picked clean before every season.
Matt Grimes remains The Jacks’ star member and captain with one of the Championship’s best records for assists. Morgan Gibbs-White was loaned from the Wolves as a rising star midfielder, which should give Swansea some flexibility when it comes to connecting plays.
Freddie Woodman of Newcastle will be the goalkeeper this season, with a trio of centre-backs in front of him: Chelsea’s Marc Guehi, Wolverhampton’s Ryan Bennett, and Ben Cabango. Many analysts see this defensive lineup as a noted improvement over last season’s.
The relationship between Swansea and Cardiff City has often been described as the most hostile rivalry in British football, and that’s saying a lot in itself. Even referees have been known to need medical treatment in the South Wales Derby.
It hasn’t always been that way, however. Right up until the 60s, the two clubs acted towards one another as good neighbours, each supporting the other in clashes with other clubs.
Apart from Cardiff, Swansea consider Bristol City and Bristol Rovers as rivals to an extent, though both of these clubs, like Swansea, feel a fiercer enmity towards Cardiff. Newport County is also somewhat of a South Wales rival, though the Swans rarely play them with two divisions standing in between at the moment.
The club was founded officially in 1912 under the name of Swansea Town AFC, in an area rich in rugby tradition. They rented a site called Vetch Field to be their ground, and it remained their home all the way until the 2005 FAW Premier Cup final when they beat Wrexham by 2-1.
Swansea fought their way through the regional divisions in their early years, and the 1919/20 was their last in the Southern League (South 1). After that, they spent decades floating between the EFL divisions, making their first appearance in the top flight in 1981/82. They survived their first season there but were relegated the following one, and the struggles continued until 2011. The period between then and 2018 is certainly their most successful ever with seven consecutive top-flight campaigns, during which they were known to take scalps even from the biggest clubs in the country.
It was Brendan Rodgers, who would go on to lead Liverpool for a while and is now with Leicester City, that guided the team to the Premier League promotion, the first for a Welsh club since it was reorganized in 1992. But it was Michael Laudrup who led them to the first and so far the only major trophy in their history – the 2012/13 League Cup.
In 2017/18, under the command of Carlos Carvalhal, Swansea finished in 18th place after losing their last five league games of the season. They were, therefore, relegated to the Championship.
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