Wycombe vs Swansea City: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
WYCOMBE VS SWANSEA CITY: BETTING OFFER
WYCOMBE VS SWANSEA CITY: PREDICTIONS
The buzz of Wycombe’s fairytale promotion has been brought back down to earth with a bump as the club have made a winless start to life in the second tier, and things do not getting any easier with Swansea City coming up next.
Gareth Ainsworth’s side have felt the full force of Championship football already, losing to fellow promoted club Rotherham on matchday one, before capitulating 5-0 against Blackburn, with the Chairboys’ despair augmented by the red card picked up by Darius Charles.
For Swansea, it is as you were so far. Steve Cooper’s side finished the Championship last season in sixth, and that is where they find themselves at the minute. A play-off place, many will feel, is par for the course this campaign, but Cooper may feel his side can push on for a position in the top two, even without the goalscoring exploits of Rhian Brewster.
Consecutive clean sheets for the Welsh club does not bode well for Wycombe, who are yet to score, but they have a former ‘Crazy Gang’ member leading the dugout, so always expect the unexpected with Ainsworth.
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WYCOMBE VS SWANSEA CITY: TEAM STATS
Wycombe have already defied all expectation to get to this stage, but Swansea arguably presents their most difficult challenge yet. The promotion aspirants have only scored one goal this term but then, they’ve also not conceded, making this an ominous prospect for Wycombe. A third successive blank may well be on the cards for the hosts.
Andre Ayew was in scintillating scoring form last season, notching 15 goals as the Welsh club snuck into the play-offs. Across his career the Ghanian has scored goals against Paris Saint-Germain (four in fact), Chelsea, Man Utd, Spurs (three), Liverpool, Man City and Inter Milan, so he will fancy his chances against a backline comprised of lower league defenders, rather than world class superstars.
You would have to cast your mind back to 2004 for the last time these two sides met at Wycombe. If your mind is a little rusty: it was in the LDV Vans Trophy, Kenny Jackett was manager of the Swans, and a certain Roberto Martinez was still in his prime years running the midfield, though on that particular day, an Adam Birchall goal won Wycombe the tie.
Interestingly, Wycombe’s 3-2 League Cup win over Swansea in 2006 saw Adebayo Akinfenwa don the shirt of his opponents this weekend. Nearly a decade and a half later and he is still going strong 38.