Home advantage could prove decisive in Swansea City - Coventry City battle

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Liberty Stadium (20827 seats)

A home win is expected from this fixture if the league table is anything to judge by. The Swansea City fans are optimistic that the difference between 4th and Coventry City's 20th place in the table will show on the pitch.

Insights:
  • Swansea City has the fewest conceded goals (19) in Championship
  • Coventry City have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.

It's no vacation for neither Swansea nor Coventry City as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Swansea City form and stats

Swansea City, who have the fewest conceded goals (19) in Championship, have performed here at Liberty Stadium this season with 9 wins from 15 Championship matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 5 games and lost 1. The Swansea City fans aren't used to losing league-games here at Liberty Stadium and will expect new points from this game. Swansea City has played twelve games in a row here without a defeat.

Swansea are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 1-4 away versus Huddersfield Town. Ahead of that match, Swansea won a home game hosting Nottingham Forest (1-0).

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Swansea have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found 20 games) they have won ten times, drawn five and lost five.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Swansea, as the Championship home game vs Bristol City is only three days away.

Swansea are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 19 goals in 15 games. Defensively Swansea City have been outstanding, conceding less than half a goal on average per home game in the league (6 in 15 games). For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Coventry City form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Coventry City so far with only 10 points returning home. The records show 2-4-9 (win-draw-lose).

Coventry City are travelling after their nice 2-0 home win in the Championship against Brentford (placed 2nd). The game before that, was lost at home, a 0-2 defeat against Norwich City.

We have checked recent matches where Coventry have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those nine games were one victory, four draws and four defeats.

The schedule is very tough for Coventry now as they have to travel again shortly after this match. A Championship game at Blackburn Rovers is waiting in only three days.

The attacking power of Coventry when travelling is not overwhelming with 12 goals scored from 15 league matches away. As for defending, Coventry City rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 25 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Coventry City - Swansea 1-1 entered in the official records. Numbers for the last seven meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Swansea, four draws and zero wins for Coventry City. Over 2,5 goals: one time; under 2,5 goals: six games.

Top Goalscorers

Swansea CityA. Ayew Pelé
A. Ayew Pelé
9 goals
Swansea CityJ. Lowe
J. Lowe
9 goals
Coventry CityG. Hamer
G. Hamer
5 goals

Swansea City missing players

Coventry City missing players

Swansea City Coventry City
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
29 15 5 Played P 6 15 31
16 9 2 Won W 0 2 8
8 5 2 Drew D 1 4 10
5 1 1 Lost L 5 9 13
37 19 4 Scored S 4 12 29
19 6 3 Conceded C 14 25 42
90% 80% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 81%
72% 67% 40% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 87% 74%
21% 20% 20% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 47% 42%
7% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 13% 23%
3% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 17% 7% 10%
38% 33% 40% BTTS BTTS 50% 60% 48%
55% 67% 60% Clean Sheets C S 0% 7% 29%
17% 20% 20% Failed to Score F T 50% 40% 42%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 1.8 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 1.4 1.3
1 1 0 Red cards R C 1 1 3
 
10 10 10.4 Shots (avg) S ( 10.5 10 9.7
3.2 3.2 3.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 2.7 3
39% 40% 21% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 30% 32%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Coventry City have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Coventry City have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Swansea City has the fewest conceded goals (19) in Championship
  • Swansea City has the fewest conceded goals (6) at home in Championship
  • Swansea City has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (10) in Championship
  • Swansea City has the fewest matches over the total-line (7) in Championship
  • Swansea City has the most clean sheets (10) at home in Championship
  • Swansea City has the most clean sheets (16) in Championship
  • Swansea City have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 31 19 7 5 42 24 16 10 5 1 22 9 15 9 2 4 20 15 18 64
2 Brentford 31 16 9 6 56 34 15 8 5 2 29 17 16 8 4 4 27 17 22 57
3 Watford 31 16 9 6 40 21 16 12 2 2 32 12 15 4 7 4 8 9 19 57
4 Swansea City 29 16 8 5 37 19 15 9 5 1 19 6 14 7 3 4 18 13 18 56
5 Reading 31 15 6 10 44 36 16 9 0 7 24 20 15 6 6 3 20 16 8 51
6 AFC Bournemouth 31 13 10 8 45 30 15 9 3 3 26 14 16 4 7 5 19 16 15 49
7 Cardiff City 31 13 7 11 46 33 16 6 3 7 27 19 15 7 4 4 19 14 13 46
8 Middlesbrough 31 13 7 11 36 31 15 8 2 5 18 14 16 5 5 6 18 17 5 46
9 Stoke City 31 11 12 8 37 33 16 7 4 5 22 19 15 4 8 3 15 14 4 45
10 Barnsley 30 13 6 11 34 35 14 7 3 4 18 16 16 6 3 7 16 19 -1 45
11 Millwall 31 9 15 7 30 27 16 3 10 3 15 13 15 6 5 4 15 14 3 42
12 Blackburn Rovers 30 11 6 13 43 34 14 6 4 4 21 15 16 5 2 9 22 19 9 39
13 Queens Park Rangers 29 10 9 10 30 34 15 6 4 5 16 16 14 4 5 5 14 18 -4 39
14 Preston North End 31 12 3 16 34 42 15 4 2 9 11 16 16 8 1 7 23 26 -8 39
15 Bristol City 31 12 3 16 29 42 16 7 2 7 14 16 15 5 1 9 15 26 -13 39
16 Luton Town 30 10 7 13 23 34 14 5 5 4 16 16 16 5 2 9 7 18 -11 37
17 Nottingham Forest 31 9 9 13 26 31 16 5 6 5 15 14 15 4 3 8 11 17 -5 36
18 Huddersfield Town 31 10 6 15 38 45 16 8 2 6 24 17 15 2 4 9 14 28 -7 36
19 Derby County 30 9 7 14 22 32 15 4 4 7 9 16 15 5 3 7 13 16 -10 34
20 Coventry City 31 8 10 13 29 42 16 6 6 4 17 17 15 2 4 9 12 25 -13 34
21 Birmingham City 31 7 10 14 22 37 15 2 3 10 9 24 16 5 7 4 13 13 -15 31
22 Rotherham United 29 8 5 16 33 40 14 4 3 7 20 20 15 4 2 9 13 20 -7 29
23 Sheffield Wednesday 30 9 7 14 21 32 15 6 5 4 12 9 15 3 2 10 9 23 -11 28
24 Wycombe Wanderers 30 4 8 18 22 51 15 2 5 8 9 19 15 2 3 10 13 32 -29 20

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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.