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Swansea City and Wolverhampton Wanderers meet at Liberty Stadium, in a return match for this phase of the FA Cup (3rd Round Replays), after a (0-0) draw in the first leg. In the last 3 years there is only record of 2 direct confrontations between these two teams: one at 06-01-2018, which ended in a draw by (0-0), and another more recent on 30-07-2016, which ended in a victory over Swansea City by (0-4).
After the goalless draw outside in the first leg, the home team needs to win at home to achieve the qualification. In their last match, for the Premier League, they got an away tie against Newcastle United by (1-1). Swansea City has won 2, tied 2 and lost 6 of the last 10 home matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 1 comeback. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 13 home matches for all competitions: they scored 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘); He suffered 7 of his 19 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
With the arrival of new coach Carlos Carvalhal in charge of the team, Swansea greatly improved its performance. At the moment it registers two consecutive parties without losing, being one of them in Glass of England, when it tied without goals against Wolverhampton, by 0-0. In this match against their fans the local coach must present a strategy similar to the first game, that is, the 4-4-2, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks: Clucas is the main organizer of the game, being the owner of Pass quality and vision of game. In addition, Jordan Ayew is one of the best markers of Swansea, with 4 goals scored. Abraham, Rangel and Hoorn are absent from this game due to injury.
The away team comes to this second leg after a goalless draw with the advantage of not having suffered goals at home in the first leg. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Barnsley by (0-0). In the last 10 away matches Wolverhampton Wanderers has won 6, tied 2 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has been very strong, as they have only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 matches. regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
Wolverhampton is having a fantastic season and at this time is one of the main candidates to move up to the Premier League. However, it is important to underline that visitors no longer win two consecutive games in several competitions. In this game away from home, coach Nuno Espírito Santo is expected to act in 3-4-3, privileging the defensive organization and in-depth passes to Bonatini: this player is very competent at the time of finishing. On the other hand, Rubén Neves is the great organizer of the offensive process, being the owner of great technical quality and vision of the game. For this game the coach can not count on Ikeme and Mason, players recovering from injury.
Swansea vs Wolves head to head matches
06.01.18 FAC Wolves Swansea 0 : 0
30.07.16 CF Wolves Swansea 0 : 4
28.04.12 PL Swansea Wolves 4 : 4
22.10.11 PL Wolves Swansea 2 : 2
28.10.08 CHA Wolves Swansea 2 : 1