Wolves – Swansea : Preview & Prediction
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Swansea City join forces at Molineux Stadium in a match for this stage of the FA Cup (Heat 3). There is only one recent direct showdown between these two teams, on 07-30-2016, which ended Swansea City’s (0-4) win. In this meeting the home factor could play an important role, since Swansea City presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Wolverhampton Wanderers
The home team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of taking advantage of the home factor to achieve a positive result. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 10 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 29 goals scored and 10 conceded. In the last game he played for Championship, he beat Brentford at home (3-0). In the last 10 home games Wolverhampton Wanderers recorded 9 wins and 1 draw. His attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In their home games there is a tendency for a few goals, as 16 of their last 29 games ended with less than 1.5 goals and 20 in 29 they finished with less than 2.5 goals. There have been 1 period in the last 16 home games for all competitions: they suffered 4 of their 10 goals between the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Wolverhampton have made an excellent season so far and are currently one of the strong candidates to move up to the Premier League as they currently play in the English second division. Despite the focus being the championship, we believe that Wolverhampton ambition to make history in the FA Cup. In this match at home the commander Nuno Espírito Santo must play in the usual 3-4-3 privileging the possession of the ball and the positional attacks. It is important to note that Brazilian Léo Bonatini is the best Wolverhampton finisher in all competitions with 12 goals scored. Absences will not be a major problem for this reception to Swansea.
Analysis of Swansea City
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of getting a positive result out. This is a team that curiously has more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with a total of 15 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses in his stadium, with a total of 11 goals scored and 20 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur (0-2). In the last 10 matches played for all competitions, Swansea City won 2, drawn 1 and lost 7. The team conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to be improved. In 15 games, he only managed 1 turnaround in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Welsh team enters this match without much reason to smile, as it is going through a very critical time of the season. Recall that Swansea recently changed coaches a lot because of poor results in the championship, currently occupying the relegation zone. We sincerely do not think that visitors will want to go far in this FA Cup. In this away game coach Carlos Carvalhal should keep the team in 3-5-2 with the highest positions being held by Ayew and Dyer. On the other hand, and despite not being a regular bet, Tammy Abraham is Swansea’s top scorer with 4 goals scored. For this game the outgoing coach does not have Britton, Sung-Yueng Ki and Wilfried Bony, players recovering from injury.
Wolves – Swansea : Betting Tips
Wolves – Win Odds: 1.90
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70