Wycombe Wanderers face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium this weekend, as they go head to head in the Championship.
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This will be the 16th meeting between the two sides, with the first coming in 1994, in which Swansea came out 3-1 winners.
It’s not a fixture that has been played too often in recent times as they have played each other just once since 2007.
That game was the reverse fixture from earlier this season, with The Swans coming away with all three points, winning 2-0.
Wycombe Wanderers Team News & Injuries
Joe Jacobson is a doubt for the game after he picked up a knock in the game at Rotherham before missing out against Luton.
Gareth Ainsworth will also be without Dominic Gape due to his calf injury that he sustained at the start of the month. Ryan Tafazolli and Jordan Obita will also be on the sidelines.
Swansea City Team News & Injuries
Marc Guehi and Ryan Bennett will likely start at the back for The Swans due to Ben Cabango being sent home from the first-team squad after breaching coronavirus protocols.
Steve Cooper will be hoping to welcome Liam Cullen back in the squad after he completed his rehab from injury ahead of schedule.
Wycombe Wanderers Form
It was a frustrating Saturday afternoon for The Chairboys as they conceded three goals in the final 10 minutes to lose 3-1 against Luton Town.
That was their second loss in six games, having accumulated 10 points from those games. That means they find themselves in 8th in the form table.
Wycombe are also unbeaten in their last two on the road, however, they lost the three prior to those games.
Swansea City Form
Swansea beat one of Wycombe’s relegation rivals, Sheffield Wednesday, 2-0 away from home on Tuesday night.
That was their second win on the bounce, meaning they have racked up just six points from six games. They now currently sit in 18th place in the form table.
They’ve not been great at home recently, though, having lost three of their last four games at the Liberty.
Our Picks For Wyc Picks – Swansea City V Wycombe Wanderers
1. Will Wycombe Wanderers score in the first half? No
Ainsworth’s side went a goal to the good thanks to an Anis Mehmeti penalty in the 37th minute last weekend.
It would be a surprise if they scored in the opening 45 minutes again tomorrow, though. That’s because they have scored just six from 20, averaging 0.3 goals scored per first half on the road.
Not only that, but Swansea have also kept a clean sheet in the first period in 80% of their home games this season.
2. Will Wycombe Wanderers score in the second half? No
The less spoken about the second half against Luton, the better, but they’re unlikely to score in the closing 45 tomorrow.
They have actually failed to score in the second period in 65% of their away games this season.
Also, Swansea have conceded just eight goals from 20. That’s an average of just 0.4 goals against per second 45 at home.
3. How many goals will Wycombe Wanderers score? 0
The Chairboys have scored at least one goal in each of their last three games, but tomorrow will likely put an end to that.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see them shoot a blank either, failing to score in 55% of their away games this campaign.
Swansea have been very solid at the back and it’s one of the big reasons that they are where they are.
They have kept 11 clean sheets whilst conceding just 12 goals from 20 matches, averaging 0.6 goals against per home game.
4. How many goals will Wycombe Wanderers concede? 2
Swansea scored twice in the reverse fixture and they could well do it again tomorrow afternoon.
It’s something they’ve done quite often this season as well, scoring exactly two goals in 40% of their home games.
Meanwhile, Wycombe’s defensive record isn’t as good as it is at Adams Park.
Ainsworth’s side have conceded 37 goals from 20, which is an average of 1.85 goals against per game.
5. How many corners will Wycombe Wanderers be awarded? 4+
Wycombe won four corners against Luton last time out, meaning they have won 172 of them this campaign. That’s an average of 4.19 awarded per game.
From the 41 games that The Chairboys have played in the league, they have won four or more corners in 25 of them.
As well as that, Ainsworth’s side were awarded five corners in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
6. How many shots on target will Wycombe Wanderers have? 2
Wycombe had seven shots at the weekend, testing Simon Sluga with four of them.
They have now hit the target 127 times this campaign, averaging just 3.10 shots on goal per game.
Freddie Woodman has played between the sticks in all but one of Swansea’s league games this season.
In those 40 appearances, he has faced 110 attempts on his goal. That’s an average of 2.75 shots on target against per game.
- Will Uche Ikpeazu score? No
- Will Anis Mehmeti assist a goal? No
- How many shots on target will Fred Onyedinma have? 0
- How many tackles will Anthony Stewart make? 1
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