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Swans to keep fading hopes of promotion alive in Sheffield

Sheffield Wednesday vs Swansea City Preview 13/04/2021

12 April 2021 | Championship | Preview
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Swans to keep fading hopes of promotion alive in Sheffield

The race for automatic promotion from the Championship now almost seems a foregone conclusion with Norwich close to sealing promotion, while second place Watford are also nine points clear of the chasing pack.

The Hornets would have to suffer a collapse in the remaining games of the season if the teams below them were to have any chance of securing promotion to the Premier League without needing the play-offs. One of the teams hoping that Xisco’s team slip up are fourth-place Swansea City.

The Welsh team are currently ten points behind Watford, with a trip to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday evening their game in hand. Until it is mathematically impossible, then the Swans are unlikely to give up on going up automatically.

A poor recent run of league form looks to have been the main factor in Swansea falling so far adrift of second-place Watford.

A 3-0 win at Millwall last time out ended a four-game losing streak in the Championship.

In fairness to boss Steve Cooper, he has done an excellent job just guiding the City to be contenders for the play-offs.

A lack of goals has been a problem for Swansea City of late, as they have failed to score in all four of those recent defeats. However, that is not surprising, as no team in the top eight of the Championship have scored fewer goals than the visitors this season.

The home side look destined for the third tier of English football, as the Owls are 23rd place in the table, seven points from safety.  Wednesday have won just two of their last 12 matches in the Championship, although those two wins have both come in their last four league outings.

Forebet predicts that Swansea will keep their slim hopes alive of automatic promotion for another gameweek with a victory, which would see Sheffield Wednesday fall even closer to life in League One next season.

Home team
Away team
Probability %
1X2
Forebet
Correct score
Avg. goals
Weather conditions
Odds
Score
Live
odds
CH
242749
2
0 - 1
2.24
2.56
2.88 3.25 2.56 -1 1 1
FT
0 - 2(0 - 1)
-
- - -
Championship Regular Season
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Norwich City 97 46 29 10 7 75 36 39
2. Watford 91 46 27 10 9 63 30 33
3. Brentford 87 46 24 15 7 79 42 37
4. Swansea City 80 46 23 11 12 56 39 17
5. Barnsley 78 46 23 9 14 58 50 8
6. Bournemouth 77 46 22 11 13 73 46 27
7. Reading 70 46 19 13 14 62 54 8
8. Cardiff City 68 46 18 14 14 66 49 17
9. QPR 68 46 19 11 16 57 55 2
10. Middlesbrough 64 46 18 10 18 55 53 2
11. Millwall 62 46 15 17 14 47 52 -5
12. Luton Town 62 46 17 11 18 41 52 -11
13. Preston North End 61 46 18 7 21 49 56 -7
14. Stoke City 60 46 15 15 16 50 52 -2
15. Blackburn Rovers 57 46 15 12 19 65 54 11
16. Coventry City 55 46 14 13 19 49 61 -12
17. Nottingham Forest 52 46 12 16 18 37 45 -8
18. Birmingham City 52 46 13 13 20 37 61 -24
19. Bristol City 51 46 15 6 25 46 68 -22
20. Huddersfield 49 46 12 13 21 50 71 -21
21. Derby County 44 46 11 11 24 36 58 -22
22. Wycombe 43 46 11 10 25 39 69 -30
23. Rotherham 42 46 11 9 26 44 60 -16
24. Sheffield Wednesday 41 46 12 11 23 40 61 -21

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