Our prediction for this Championship match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Millwall (3-0) and Sheffield Wednesday (2-0), Swansea City will be looking to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive when they take on Wycombe in the Championship round 42. The Swans have been showing signs of improvement of late, but they will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the season if they are to secure a top-two finish. Swansea are eyeing their 12th home win of the season, and they are seen as hot favourites in Saturday’s clash against the rock-bottom side.
The Chairboys, on the other hand, have slim chances of securing the Championship survival. Wycombe experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Luton Town, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing hosts. In the first half of the season Swansea defeated Wycombe 2-0.
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 (Wycombe):
Founded back in 1887, Wycombe Wanderers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. The Chairboys are well known for their sky blue and dark blue shirts, but the colour of their away kit is orange combined with gun-metal gray.
Wycombe Wanderers host their rivals at Adams Park, a small stadium in Sands Industrial Estate which can hold up to 10,137 people. Milton Keynes Dons are seen as the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Buckinghamshire derby. Wycombe Wanderers made it to the FA Cup semis in the 2000/2001, with the team repeating the success in the League Cup six seasons later.
It has to be noted that the Chairboys have two FA Trophy titles (1991, 1993). Legendary midfielder Gareth Ainsworth is considered one of the club’s most famous players. Ainsworth scored 16 goals in 112 league appearances for Wycombe Rovers.