Monday, July 4, 2022

Bitesize Prediction: Swansea vs Barnsley – 15/04/22

Competition: Championship

Market: Swansea win

Odds: 1/1 @ 888sport

Looking to continue on what has been a stunning run of form, Swansea will welcome Barnsley to the Liberty on Friday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Swansea might have found themselves at the heart of a relegation scrap earlier in the season, Russell Martin’s men are suddenly enjoying a stunning run of form. Last seen picking up a 2-1 victory against relegation scrappers Derby, the one-time MK Dons boss will find the mood in his camp at a red-hot high. Skyrocketing their way up the Championship table and with just their goal difference keeping them outside the top-half, the Swans have mustered 13 points from their last five second-tier outings. On a purple patch that is highlighted by a hugely impressive 4-0 romp away at bitter rivals Cardiff, Martin’s men have also continued to shine with their recent displays at the back. Picking up a 2-0 win when they made the trip to Oakwell earlier in the season, Swansea will be looking to lay down a similar marker.

As for the visitors, while Swansea might be in the midst of a recent purple patch, the same cannot be said for Barnsley. Last seen getting hit with a 4-1 drumming away at Millwall, last year’s play-off outfit now appear to be freefalling their way out of the Championship. Making the trip to south Wales this weekend still sat eight points adrift of safety, the Reds will be more than aware that they face a huge task on Friday afternoon. Recording just a single victory from any of their last seven appearances, the Yorkshire-based outfit have also shown a string of issues away from Oakwell this season. Remarkably, Barnsley have lost 10 of their previous 11 contests on the road, a run that stems all the way back to a 0-0 stalemate against fellow relegation scrappers Peterborough on November 27th.

Bet: Swansea 1/1 to beat Barnsley in Friday’s Championship contest @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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