Swansea City and Birmingham City spectators can't wait for Championship clash at Liberty Stadium

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sat 19.September
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Liberty Stadium (20827 seats)

With the nervous opening game out of the way it’s time for the second Championship game of the season. Swansea City look forward to welcoming Birmingham City in front of their home support.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Swansea City form and stats

A good away victory last time out for Swansea, who won 1-0 against Preston North End (placed 19th). Heartbreak before that as Swansea City lost 0-2 at Newport County's place.

This is expected to be a close game, with Swansea City perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Swansea as a small favourite), we find nine games. Swansea City has won six of these, drawn one and lost two.

Last season, Swansea City's league statistics were 18 wins, 16 draws and 12 losses, resulting in a 6th position in the Championship. Over these 46 matches they scored 62 goals and conceded 53. Playing at home last season Swansea City managed 10-5-8 (win-draw-lost) with 27 goals and 23 conceded.

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Birmingham City form and stats

Impressive finishing from Jérémie Bela secured the home win 1-0 against Brentford in their previous game. A loss against Cambridge United was the result prior to that, in a Carabao Cup home game.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found nine similar matches played by Birmingham in our archives, and the results are: four wins for Birmingham City, two draws and three defeats.

Let's have a look at how Birmingham City performed last season in the Championship: They landed a 20th position in the league table after playing out 12 victories, 14 draws and 20 defeats. In total they scored 54 and conceded 75 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 6 - drew 7 and lost 10 with 21/33 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

Swansea City-Birmingham City H2H statistics last nine meetings regardless of arena: Swansea City four wins, Birmingham City two wins, three draws. six of these nine matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Birmingham CityJ. Bela
J. Bela
1 goals

Swansea City missing players

Birmingham City missing players

Swansea City Birmingham City
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
1 0 0 Played P 0 0 1
1 0 0 Won W 0 0 1
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
1 0 0 Scored S 0 0 1
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
100% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
100% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
3 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 6
2 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 3
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 4
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
7 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 11
1 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 3
100% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 33%
Swansea City Last season Birmingham City
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
48 24   Played P   23 46
19 11   Won W   6 12
16 5   Drew D   7 14
13 8   Lost L   10 20
64 28   Scored S   21 54
56 23   Conceded C   33 75
88% 88%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   91% 96%
65% 54%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   65% 76%
50% 46%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   39% 48%
29% 17%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   22% 28%
10% 8%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   13% 17%
56% 46%   BTTS BTTS   43% 59%
29% 33%   Clean Sheets C S   22% 15%
27% 33%   Failed to Score F T   43% 30%
 
5.1 5.5   Corners for (avg) C F   4.3 5.1
5.1 4.2   Corners against (avg) C A   6.7 5.7
1.6 1.2   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.2 1.9
4 2   Red cards R C   2 2
 
574 309   Total Shots T S   240 550
192 105   Shots on Target S O   67 162
33% 27%   Goal Efficiency G E   31% 33%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Queens Park Rangers 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
2 Reading 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
3 AFC Bournemouth 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
4 Bristol City 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
5 Birmingham City 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
6 Luton Town 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
7 Norwich City 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
8 Rotherham United 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
9 Swansea City 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
10 Watford 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
11 Millwall 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 Stoke City 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
13 Blackburn Rovers 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
14 Coventry City 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
15 Barnsley 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
16 Brentford 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
17 Huddersfield Town 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
18 Middlesbrough 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
19 Preston North End 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
20 Wycombe Wanderers 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
21 Cardiff City 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
22 Derby County 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
23 Nottingham Forest 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
24 Sheffield Wednesday 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 -9
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Leeds United 46 28 9 9 77 35 23 15 5 3 40 14 23 13 4 6 37 21 42 93
2 West Bromwich Albion 46 22 17 7 77 45 23 10 10 3 44 27 23 12 7 4 33 18 32 83
3 Brentford 46 24 9 13 80 38 23 14 5 4 44 18 23 10 4 9 36 20 42 81
4 Fulham 46 23 12 11 64 48 23 15 2 6 40 26 23 8 10 5 24 22 16 81
5 Cardiff City 46 19 16 11 68 58 23 11 9 3 35 21 23 8 7 8 33 37 10 73
6 Swansea City 46 18 16 12 62 53 23 10 5 8 27 23 23 8 11 4 35 30 9 70
7 Nottingham Forest 46 18 16 12 58 50 23 10 5 8 27 27 23 8 11 4 31 23 8 70
8 Millwall 46 17 17 12 57 51 23 10 8 5 33 25 23 7 9 7 24 26 6 68
9 Preston North End 46 18 12 16 59 54 23 12 4 7 39 29 23 6 8 9 20 25 5 66
10 Derby County 46 17 13 16 62 64 23 11 8 4 33 21 23 6 5 12 29 43 -2 64
11 Blackburn Rovers 46 17 12 17 66 63 23 10 9 4 33 24 23 7 3 13 33 39 3 63
12 Bristol City 46 17 12 17 60 65 23 8 7 8 30 33 23 9 5 9 30 32 -5 63
13 Queens Park Rangers 46 16 10 20 67 76 23 9 5 9 42 42 23 7 5 11 25 34 -9 58
14 Reading 46 15 11 20 59 58 23 7 4 12 26 34 23 8 7 8 33 24 1 56
15 Stoke City 46 16 8 22 62 68 23 11 3 9 36 26 23 5 5 13 26 42 -6 56
16 Sheffield Wednesday 46 15 11 20 58 66 23 7 7 9 19 30 23 8 4 11 39 36 -8 56
17 Middlesbrough 46 13 14 19 48 61 23 6 8 9 20 29 23 7 6 10 28 32 -13 53
18 Huddersfield Town 46 13 12 21 52 70 23 8 6 9 26 30 23 5 6 12 26 40 -18 51
19 Luton Town 46 14 9 23 54 82 23 8 7 8 33 37 23 6 2 15 21 45 -28 51
20 Birmingham City 46 12 14 20 54 75 23 6 7 10 33 42 23 6 7 10 21 33 -21 50
21 Barnsley 46 12 13 21 49 69 23 7 9 7 29 33 23 5 4 14 20 36 -20 49
22 Charlton Athletic 46 12 12 22 50 65 23 8 6 9 28 27 23 4 6 13 22 38 -15 48
23 Wigan Athletic 46 15 14 17 57 56 23 10 7 6 33 23 23 5 7 11 24 33 1 47
24 Hull City 46 12 9 25 57 87 23 7 3 13 29 37 23 5 6 12 28 50 -30 45

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.