Our prediction for this Championship match:
Stoke City and Swansea City go head to head at Bet365 Stadium in what is expected to be a close encounter. The Potters continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, with the team eyeing their third consecutive triumph on home soil. It has to be noted that the Potters rolled over Luton Town 3-0 in the last home game in the Championship. The likes of Fletcher, Collins, Campbell, Fox, and Clucas are sidelined with injuries for the hosts.
The Swans, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 3-1 loss to Bristol City, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Both Joe Rodon and Mike van der Hoorn are out of contention with injuries for the visiting team. All Benda, Cullen, Morris, and Routledge remain in the recovery room for the visitors, while Ryan Bennett is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Steven Fletcher):
Steven Fletcher is a professional footballer who plays for Sheffield Wednesday. After ending his loan spell with Marseille, he joined the Owls on a free transfer in July 2016. Steven Fletcher was born in Shrewsbury, England on 26 March, 1987 and he began his youth career at Hibernian.
He made his debut for the Scottish outfit on 10 April, 2004 in a 3-0 win over Kilmarnock. After spending three years at Burnley and Wolverhampton Fletcher signed a four-year deal with Sunderland for a fee of £12 million. The left-footed attacker scored 11 goals in 28 appearances for the Black Cats in the 2012/2013 Premier League campaign and he was struggling in front of goal in the 2013/2014 season, scoring no more than three league goals.
Steven Fletcher was eligible to play for both England and Scotland, but he decided to represent his mother’s home country. Fletcher made his Scotland debut in March 2008, in a friendly against Croatia. He did well to provide an assist for Kenny Miller, who scored the equaliser for the Scotts (1-1).
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.