Sheffield United have a tough and vitally important game on Saturday afternoon where they host Swansea City.
Swansea City are a good footballing team to watch, they’re easy on the eye. But, they leak an extraordinary amount of goals – which is why they are an inconsistent team.
Russell Martin’s team are 13th place, scoring 43 goals and conceding 42. Since the return of the Championship, Swansea have won just twice in the league in 12 attempts, losing 5 in the process. In that span, they have conceded 19 times and netting on 18 occasions.
In comparison, Paul Heckingbottom’s men are on a 9 match unbeaten run in the Championship, scoring 14 goals and conceding 5, thus showing the gulf in consistency between the two sides.
A win for United on Saturday could move them 13pts ahead of 3rd-place Middlesbrough, before their eventual meeting next Wednesday evening at Bramall Lane.
Looking at the stats and form, you’d back Sheffield United but despite being inconsistent, Swansea City are a real classy footballing team. They usually perform much better against teams like United who are willing to come out and attack, inevitably leaving space for a team like Swansea City to exploit via quick potent attacks.
If the Blades come out victorious on Saturday, they will be heading into the blockbuster showdown against Boro in great form and on a 10 game unbeaten run.