Swansea v Stoke Betting Tip Swansea – 5 October 2019

EnglandSwansea v StokeEngland
Saturday 5th October 1500hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick Swansea
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 111/100 (odds taken 20.00 GMT, Friday 4 October)

1 X 2
11/10 47/20 11/4

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on October 4, 2019 at 20.00)

It’s top versus bottom at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday as leaders Swansea host a Stoke side still looking for their first win. Can a return to Wales inspire Nathan Jones’ men to a first victory?!

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Swansea Preview – The Swans returned to the top of the table in midweek, can they stay there with another win?

The top of the Championship is as congested as it has been for some time. Four points separate the top eight clubs which is currently headed by Swansea heading into this weekend’s games. It’s been a remarkable job which Steve Cooper has already done since arriving in the summer. Considering the plaudits that Graham Potter earned in the previous campaign, before a subsequent move to the Premier League, it is a surprise to see how high they are in the table. They are there on merit though and with the league as compact as it is this season it’s reasonable to think they can maintain their place in the top six at the very least.

If Cooper had any doubt about how competitive this league is then he found out recently as his Swans went on a run of three games without a win after racking up four straight victories. Swansea were able to return to winning ways in midweek, though, with a hard-fought but impressive three points away to Charlton. Bearing in mind that this was a Charlton side who had defeated Leeds at the weekend that was no mean feat. Andre Ayew picked an excellent time to score his first goal for the club since 206 when notching the winner on Wednesday. It’s testament to the man-management of Cooper that he is able to get production from these experienced members of the squad who have contributed little in recent times.

Borja Baston to score in 90 minutes

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Stoke Preview – Could Stoke spring a huge surprise and get their first win of the season against top of the table?

Virtually everybody has had their say on Stoke’s beginning to the season but nobody has been able to find a solution. Nathan Jones cut the shape of a very dejected figure following his team’s loss at home to fellow strugglers Huddersfield in midweek, one that left them rock bottom on just two points from their first 10 games. Last season was hardly how they had envisaged it going but this campaign could yet prove to be their worst nightmare. Jones has been given the dreaded vote of confidence by his board this week but you sense that change is not far away should Stoke’s troubles continue.

Stoke are currently five points from safety but their immediate concern is trying to get that elusive first win. There has been no real signs of that coming on their travels where they have been well beaten by Charlton and Preston, also losing to Birmingham. The only point away from home has come at Brentford in their most recent away fixture. What’s perhaps even more concerning is that they have played just four of their 10 games away thus far. Could they shock everybody and beat the leaders?!

Key-Facts – Swansea v Stoke

  • Andre Ayew winning goal against Charlton was his first in three years for the club and moved Swansea back top
  • It’s been a dismal season for Stoke so far who are still without a win and bottom
  • Borja Baston has already scored six goals this season

Swansea v Stoke Betting Advice

There are already 19 points between these two teams in favour of Swansea. Having been relegated from the Premier League in the same season their futures are looking very different just now. The home team are on the up and looking to return to the big time. For Stoke, it’s already all about survival this season. Of course, anything can happen in 90 minutes of Championship football but you fear the worst for Jones’ men.
These teams are well known to each other in recent times with this being a league fixture stretching all the way back to 2011/12. Stoke have two wins at the Liberty in that time but it’s a contest the home team tends to dominate. I expect Swansea will win this with something to spare tomorrow and staying top of the table. I was surprised to see them odds against considering their respective seasons and see that as the most logical selection.