Our prediction for this Championship match:
Swansea.com Stadium will host Friday’s football game between Swansea City and Preston, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The Swans are only five points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that this match is of big importance for the home side. All Harrison Ashby, Mykola Kukharevych, Josh Ginnelly, Nathanael Ogbeta, Joe Allen, Azeem Abdulai, and Steven Benda are out of contention with injuries for the home side.
The Lilywhites, on the other hand, aim to recover from a heavy 5-1 loss to Watford. Preston want to move closer to the playoffs berth, but given their poor defensive display in the last league match, we are tempted to put our money on the South Wales outfit this time out. Forward Emil Riis Jakobsen remains on the sidelines with an ACL injury, but he should be the only absentee in the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Greg Cunningham):
Greg Cunningham is a product of Manchester City football academy. Irish footballer, who was born on January 31, 1991 in Galway, though, made no more than two appearances for Manchester City in the Premier League. After ending his loan spells with Leicester City and Nottingham Forest the defender moved to Bristol City in 2012 and he played for the Robins from 2012 to 2015.
Creg Cunningham did well to win the Football League Trophy with Bristol City in the 2014/2015 season, but at the end of the season he moved to Preston North End. The Irish footballer has established himself as a first-team regular at Preston and it has to be noted that he was appointed captain of the team on July 24, 2017.
Speaking of his international career, Greg Cunningham made his debut for Republic of Ireland on May 28, 2010 in a 3-0 win over Algeria. His main position is left-back, but he is capable of playing as a centre-back if needed as well.
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.