Check out our analysis, team news, line-ups and see our prediction for this match.
Swansea City and Sheffield United will seek to recover from their inaugural championship defeats when they clash at the newly named Swansea.com Stadium on Saturday.
The Swans lost 2-1 to Blackburn Rovers, while United lost 1-0 to Birmingham City on their return to the second division.
Prediction for this match
Russell Martin‘s first competitive game against Swansea did not go according to plan as last season’s defeated playoff finalists contributed to their own downfall at Ewood Park.
Steven Benda missed a sloppy penalty shot by. was converted Ben Brereton Diaz, add to Sam Gallagher‘s opener and rendering Jamie Paterson‘s debutor just a consolation.
City are at least on the mark with an impressive 3-0 win at Reading in the first round of the EFL Cup mid-week, but points are needed in the championship.
The Welsh side haven’t started a league campaign of consecutive losses in the Premier League since 2013-14, and they have beaten United in each of their last three games.
That is something the Blades will of course be happy to change this weekend to respond to their home loss to Birmingham.
Maxime Colin headed the only goal of the game in Bramall Lane after 19 minutes and meant a defeat for United in their first game since leaving the major league.
Like Swansea, the Blades have a new man in their dugout as Slavisa Jokanovic – who was promoted twice with Watford and Fulham – took on a three-year contract.
Jokanovic admitted he was disappointed with the result against Birmingham despite not criticizing his players for their performance.
United rebounded with a midweek Cup win against Carlisle United, but they have only won seven of their 39 league games since the start of last season.
See all team news
United’s win over Carlisle was most notable for Rhian Brewster scored his first goal for the club in the past 10 months after waiting 1,357 minutes.
After coming on as a substitute on the first weekend of the season, the former Liverpool man, who has been on loan at Swansea in the past, could be ahead here.
Oli McBurnie, another former favorite of the Swans, can also be called back while on Saturday Billy Sharp – Getting strong at the age of 35 – is another option for Jokanovic in attack.
goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal this week but is expected to find himself between the clubs in South Wales.
As for Swansea, Martin made five changes to his line-up for the Reading win and might be tempted to stick to a similar XI this weekend, given the nature of his side’s win.
Dan Williams and Joel Pirö impressed with their A-arms, although they may have to settle for substitutes against Sheffield United at best.
The swans brought this week Flynn Downes from Ipswich Town and the midfielder is struggling to make a quick debut.
Swansea City possible starting line-up:
Benda; Cabango, Naughton, Latibeaudiere; Naughton, Paterson, Downes, Grimes, Bidwell; Lowe, Pirö
Sheffield United possible starting line-up:
Ramsdale; Baldock, Basham, Egan, Norrington-Davies; Mountains, norwood, stain; McGoldrick, Brewster, Burke
Probability: Swansea City 2-1 Sheffield United
Martin and Jokanovic could hit the mark with their first league wins for Swansea and United respectively, but at least one of them will be disappointed.
Swansea was let down by a few sloppy moments against Blackburn but looked impressive against Reading. We therefore support the Swans in getting all three points on home soil.
Best betting tip for this match
Our expert tipster partners at footpredictions.com predict a double chance bet on a home win or a draw in this game. Click here to see more football predictions to see what else they are predicting for this game and for more proven soccer tips.Home / Draw: data