Our prediction for this Championship match:
Preston and Swansea, the two playoffs-chasing sides, face each other at Deepdale in the Championship round 19. The Lilywhites have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating both Huddersfield and Middlesbrough, while losing to Blackpool, but they are surely capable of matching the Swans on home soil. Troy Parrott has yet to recover from a hamstring problem, while Liam Lindsay is one yellow card away from suspension.
The visitors, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous three league fixtures, with the team beating both Reading (3-2) and Cardiff City (2-0), while sharing the spoils with Bristol City in their last league match. Olivier Ntcham is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute at the weekend, while fit-again defender Ryan Manning is widely expected to replace Nathan Wood in the starting XI. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the horizon as the two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment.
Highlighted Player (Robbie Brady):
Robbie Brady is an Irish footballer who plays for Norwich City as a winger, but he is capable of playing at left back as well. Brady began his youth career at St. Kevin’s Boys, where he was spotted by Manchester United scouts. In 2008 he joined the Old Trafford outfit at age 16.
He played for Manchester United U-18 team, but he did not make his debut for the senior team. The Irish footballer played for Hull City on loan in the 2011/2012 and the 2012/2013 Championship campaigns and in January, 2013 he signed a permanent deal with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Robbie Brady made his Republic of Ireland debut on 8 September, 2012, in a 4-1 win over Oman and it has to be noted that he scored one goal and provided two assists for his teammates in the victory over the Asian team.
He represented the Boys in Green at the 2016 European Championship finals and he scored the winner against Italy that helped the team make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament.
Highlighted Team (Swansea):
Swansea City AFC is a Welsh football club from Swansea and is currently playing in the English Premier League. The biggest rival Swansea City is Cardiff City which is next to Swansea City the only football club from Wales that played in the PremierLeague.
Swansea City was founded in 1912 under the name ‘Swansea Town’. The first venue where Swansea City played was The Vetch Field. The club grew in members and fans and on 23th of July 2005 Swansea City opened the Liberty Stadium which holds a capacity of 21 000 supporters. The fans of Swansea City prefer to use the non-commercial name: White Rock Stadium.
In the history of Swansea City the club managed to win the Football League One twice and the Welsh Cup 10 times. So far the Welsh club didn’t win any prizes in the highest English divisions. Known players that wore the Swansea jersey are Lampard, Toshack, Martinez and Bony.