Our prediction for this Championship match:
Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion face each other at Swansea.com Stadium in the last game of the regular season. The Swans have been in a fine form of late, but that did not help them book their spot in the playoffs. The South Wales outfit did well to beat both Huddersfield and Preston in the last two home games and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Goalkeeper Steven Benda should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Baggies, on the other hand, are two points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for them. Given WBA’s attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. All Nathaniel Chalobah, Adam Reach, Daryl Dike, Dara O’Shea, Grady Diangana, and Matt Phillips remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Joe Allen):
Joe Allen is another high-quality footballer from the new generation of Wales internationals, who was part of the team that took Swansea from League One to the Premier League, and he had no problems adapting to arguably the strongest league championship in Europe.
Allen operated as a deep-lying playmaker as the Swans impressed upon reaching the elite division, with his excellent passing skills persuading Liverpool to splash £15 million on his services. The central midfielder didn’t exactly manage to develop into an indispensable member of the side at Anfield, but he is considered an important squad player and has always performed well when called upon.
Meanwhile, he has been one of the pillars of the most successful team in the Wales history together with Gareth Bale, Ashley Williams and Aaron Ramsey, while even representing Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Allen started five games for the Dragons as they secured the first ever appearance at the European Championship finals.
Highlighted Team (West Bromwich):
West Bromwich Albion Football Club (shortly West Brom or WBA) is an English football club which was founded in 1878 by employees of Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich (a small city in the region of West Midlands). West Bromwhich Albion hosts it’s home games in the Hawthorns stadium which holds a capacity of 26 500 seats.
West Bromwich Albion is one of the founders of the English Football League and is currently for over 90 seasons active in the highest division. WBA managed to win the FA cup 5 times in their history and the English Premier League once.
The club colors of West Bromwich Albion are blue and white. Known players in the history of West Bromwich are Bobby Robson, Nwankwo Kanu and Cyrille Regis.