Swansea City-Leeds United, Championship Prediction
After the terrible results in pre-season preparation, Swanseа made a strong start of the season and won two and drew one in the first three games, as the two wins were against Sheffield United and Preston who are fighting for top 6 again. The interesting thing about the “swans” is that they sold a huge part of their main players this summer, including the defenders, and they are currently only with two central defenders – Rodon and van der Hoorn. If any of them got injured or get a suspension, they will not have reliable replacemenet. This is a rather odd approach from the club, given that this team got relegated of the Premier League and should have its goal to return immediately. However, Swansea has 4 losses from the last 13 games at home in official matches, which is not bad for a relegated team.
Leeds are 3 out of 3 for now with the new coach, Bielsa, and have targeted the top two positions. United have the opportunity to dominate the championship this season, as Wolves did, the previous campaign. The whites are in top shape and already have 6 consecutive wins. The team of Bielsa, however, recorded its first win in Championship of 12 matches as a guest against Derby 1 week ago.
Swansea and Leeds have not had recent matches with each other, but statistics show that the host always wins. Swansea have three wins, the last being in the championship, before that in league one, and the first one since 1982, in the elite of England, when it was still called the first division. Despite the strong Leeds series, they only have 3 clean sheets in their last 22 games, which does not speak well for their defense. Our prediction is BTTS at 1.66.
Nortfeldt and Bony are out
Jansson and Dallas are out, Roofe is under question