Our prediction for this Championship match:
Swansea City and Luton Town square off against each other at Swansea.com Stadium in the Championship round 5. The Swans head into the match following a 2-2 draw with Millwall where they dropped a two-goal lead, meaning that they could be low on confidence in Saturday’s showdown. Jamaica international Joel Latibeaudiere limped off with injury in the midweek clash, with fellow defender Matthew Sorinola likely to step up. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Ireland forward Michael Obafemi, who opened his goal-scoring account against the Lions.
The Hatters, on the other hand, have been anything but impressive at the start of the season, and given their difficulties in front of goal, home win should definitely be considered. As for the visiting side, all Freeman, Clark, and Muskwe are pushing for a start, while the likes of Rea, Shea, Ruddock, Onyedinma, and Doughty remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Korey Smith):
After spending his youth career at Norwich City, Korey Smith made his first-team debut for the Canaries in January 2008 in the FA Cup clash against Charlton Athletic. Smith played 67 league games for Norwich City and he scored 4 goals for the club, but in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Oldham Athletic.
The midfielder who was born on 31 January, 1991, scored one goal in 42 appearances for the club in the 2013/2014 campaign and on 27 June, 2014, he joined Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. It has to be noted that he won Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with the Robins in his first season with the team.
Korey Smith was born in Hatfield, England and he has two younger sisters, Alice and Harriet. Smith is a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of operating as central midfielder and right back as well. The Bristol City footballer also represented the likes of Barnsley and Yeovil Town (on loan) in the past.
Highlighted Team (Luton ):
Founded back on April 11, 1885, Luton Town are an English club that compete in the Championship. The Hatters welcome their rivals at Kenilworth Road, the stadium which was opened in 1905. The capacity of the stadium is 10,356, with Luton Borough Council owning the venue.
Luton Town wear orange shirts with a little white and dark blue and dark blue shorts when playing at home, whilst their away colours are white and dark blue. Andy Rennie is the club’s all-time top scorer, netting 162 goals in all competitions for the Hatters. The likes of Joe Payne, Hugh Billington, Bernard Streten, Dyd Owen, Bob Morton, Ron Baynham, Gordon Turner and Mal Donaghy are one of the club’s most notable players as well.
Luton Town finished the 2018/2019 League One campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will compete in the Championship in the 2019/2020 season.