Swansea vs Derby County (By: Shibby)
Championship action again for me in a game that will be played at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. The game will be played between Swansea City and Derby County.
The home side head into the game with very little to play for other than pride. They currently lie in 11th in the table and are on 63 points (7 behind Derby). I think if Swansea can sneak into the top 9 come the end of the season that will be a decent finish. I look at their squad and although they have some great championship players, I don't think their squad is as good as Derby, Aston Villa etc. If only home form counted then Swansea would be sat in 8th in the table, they've been strong at home and have managed to secure 12 wins from 22 games, with 5 draws and just 5 defeats.
6 wins from last 7 home games from Swansea. They haven't lost a game since their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on the 26th December 2018. I think they will want to protect their form at home and will want to have a say in the promotion battle.
The away side have been good this season under Frank Lampard, however, many people expected more from Derby. They have a better goal difference than Boro and Bristol City so this almost counts as another point. They won't want to lose this game, however, away at Swansea I'm sure they would take a point and keep the play off place in their own hands come the last game of the season vs West Brom.
Derby have been in good form and have won 3 and drawn 1 of their last 4 games. They beat Bolton 4-0, drew with Birmingham away 2-2 and then beat QPR and Bristol City. Derby away have managed just 7 wins from 22 games with 7 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses.
Derby have a very strong squad and have a better squad than Swansea, however, at home the Swans look dangerous and I think the speed of James, Dyer and Routledge will cause the ageing Derby side some issues. I'll be backing swansea + 0.5 AH at a good price of 1.80 with Bet365. Good luck all.
Swansea vs Derby County predictions
|1 +0.5 AH||Bet365||1.80||8||1-1 WON (+6.4 units)|
Swansea vs Derby County betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Shibby).