Swansea City and Birmingham City meet at Liberty Stadium, in a match for the 5th round of the Championship. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 1 victory and 2 draws in the last 3 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 29-01-2019, ended with a draw for (3‑3). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
Swansea City :
After 3 wins and 1 draw, the home team is currently in 2nd place, with 10 points won. In their last game, they won the Queens Park Rangers out by (1‑3), after in the previous game they won by (3‑2) at home, in a match against the Preston North End. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 38 goals scored and 20 suffered. In its last 10 home games, Swansea City records 8 wins and 2 draws.
For this competition, he does not lose 4 games ago. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In the last 4 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 3 of his 8 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Swansea comes to this match with a 1-3 win against Queens Park Rangers, adding their fourth consecutive game without losing in this competition: the team’s goals were scored by Sam Surridge, Celina and Borja Bastón. In this match against Birmingham, coach Steve Cooper must maintain his usual strategy, that is, it will benefit the possession of the ball and the successive paused attacks: Bersant Celina is largely responsible for bringing the ball to the attack. On the other hand, gunner Borja Bastón is Swansea’s best finisher, with 4 goals scored. All equipment is available for this game.
Birmingham City :
The visiting team is currently in the 8th position, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. In the penultimate match, he lost out against Nottingham Forest by (3‑0). In the last game, he won at home against Barnsley by (2-0). This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 15 goals scored and 17 suffered. In its last 10 away games, Birmingham City has 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 3 of the last 4 games for this competition.
Birmingham comes to this match after a 2-0 victory against Barnsley, returning to the wins after two consecutive days without a victory: the team’s goals were scored by Giménez and Jutkiewicz. In this match against Swansea, one of the leaders of the competition, coach Pep Clotet will keep 5-3-2, in favor of the defensive organization and direct passes to Jutkiewicz and Giménez. The first athlete mentioned stands out in the team so far, with 2 goals scored. For this game, the coach cannot count on Kieftenbeld, due to physical problems.