Swansea vs Barnsley Predictions and Tips

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The most likely scenario for this challenge will be that Swansea does not lose. Despite being ahead, the home club are going through a good phase and have better weapons against their opponents in this tie, and they are expected to win all three points in this match. On the other hand, Barnsley has shown great instability in their results and in this game they should not be able to win.

Betting tip

The draw is back: Swansea

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Swansea City and Barnsley meet at Liberty Stadium, in a Championship second leg (access play-offs – Semifinals), after the victory away from Swansea City by (0‑1) in the first leg. The history of recent head-to-head matches is favorable to the home team, which has 3 wins and 2 draws in the last 5 matches. In this match home advantage can play an important role, as both teams have significant differences in the results obtained at home and away.

Swansea Team Analysis

After the away win by (0‑1), the home team comes to this second leg with a 1-goal lead. This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 games it has registered 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 15 received, against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats at home, with 20 goals scored and 16 conceded. For the league, Swansea City won 16 points out of a possible 30 points, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 10 home games. In their home league matches, the most frequent scorer at half-time was 0‑0 (12 out of 23 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so their defense has not been very strong. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 16 of the last 23 matches for the competition have ended with Under 2.5 goals. In 47 games in this competition, he only managed 3 turns on the scoreboard in the 21 games in which he suffered the first goal.

Swansea comes to this game with a 1-0 win on the trip to Barnsley’s field, thus adding the second victory in the last three games played: the only goal of the game was scored by André Ayew. In this second game, coach Steve Cooper must maintain the usual 4-3-3, giving priority to maintaining possession of the ball and organized attacks. It is important to note that in some moments of the game the team must lower the block and apply the counterattack: Jamal Lowe and André Ayew are very fast players and excellent in the centers. Outside of this game are Tivonge Rushesha, Jordan Morris and Steven Benda, all with physical problems.

Barnsley analysis

After the home loss in the first leg, the visiting team needs to recover from a 1 goal deficit in this decisive away match. This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away from home than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses as a visitor, with a total of 19 goals scored and 15 conceded. At home, they had 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, with a total of 17 goals scored and 13 conceded. In the last 10 away games, Barnsley has recorded 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, having earned 22 points out of a possible 30. The team allowed goals to the rival in 7 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to specify in 7 of the last 10 matches of this competition. In 47 matches in this competition he suffered the first goal on 20 occasions and only managed 4 laps on the scoreboard.

Barnsley’s team starts this round with a defeat, by 0-1, in the reception to Swansea, thus adding the third consecutive game without a win in official matches. In this away game, coach Valérien Ismaël is expected to play 3-4-3 favoring the defensive organization and counterattacks, that is, defending with the surrounding sectors, seeking the back of the Swansea defensive line. Notably, forward Cauley Woodrow is the highlight of this team with 12 goals and 6 assists. All players are available for this game.

Betting tip

The draw is back: Swansea

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