Our prediction for this Championship match:
WBA play host to Swansea at the Hawthorns in what is a very important game for the hosts, who made a slow start to the season. The Baggies are eyeing their only second win of the season, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Swans. Tom Rogic is back after missing the last league match due to personal reasons, while both Demi Ajayi and Daryl Dike remain in the treatment room.
The Welsh outfit, on the other hand, rolled over Hull City 3-0 in their last league match to climb to 16th place in the standings. Swansea aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but beating WBA on the road is easier said than done. Given the Baggies’ anything but brilliant form, punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. The likes of Liam Cullen, Joel Latibeaudiere, and Liam Walsh have yet to overcome their respective 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 (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.