EFL Championship Preview: Swansea vs Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town travels to the Liberty Stadium in the EFL Championship to take on 20th place Swansea City side. The previous five matches between the two teams have resulted in two draws, a Swansea win and two wins for Huddersfield.

Swansea City have drawn their previous three matches and have seven points in eight games. The Swans have scored seven goals so far this season.

EFL Championship Preview: Swansea vs Huddersfield

Swansea City have been the highest passers of the ball this season. The team averages around 500 passes per match with an accuracy rate of 88%. The Swans have attempted and delivered the highest amount of passes into the final third of the opposition. Adding to this, Swansea players have attempted 42 shots from outside the opposition box, and 16 have been on target.

EFL Championship Preview: Swansea vs Huddersfield

Scoring goals has been an issue for the Swans this season. Despite attempting the most passes in the league, the Swans have just eight shots on target from inside the opposition box.

EFL Championship Preview: Swansea vs Huddersfield

Another area of concern is the defending of the players. In the above table, we can see the number of recoveries made by the Swansea players. The Swans have won the least amount of aerial duels this season. Adding to their misery, the team has won 261 defensive duels, which is second-last in the league.

Joel Piroe has been the main man in front of the goal since signing from PSV. The Dutchman has four goals to his name in the seven matches he has appeared for the club. Manchester United loan player Ethan Laird is also a threat from right wing-back position.

Huddersfield Town sit seventh in the table with 11 points. The Terriers lost their previous game against Nottingham and have now lost three games this season.

EFL Championship Preview: Swansea vs Huddersfield

Huddersfield have scored 13 goals this season with an XG rate of over 11. The Terriers have been one of the best teams this season to attack from the left side. A total of 88 shots have been attempted by the players and 31 have been on target.

EFL Championship Preview: Swansea vs Huddersfield

Huddersfield are up in the table, but the team has lacked behind in some areas of the field. The team are joint bottom for the successful passes into the opposition box. Due to this, the touches inside the opposition box are also less when compared to the other teams below the Terriers in the table. The passes into the opposition final third are less in number when compared with the top teams.

Matthew Pearson has scored three goals this season. The centre back has created some problems for the opposition in the air. Sorba Thomas has been the main player this season for the Terriers. The 22-years old already has four assists to his name this season and also bagged a goal in the process.

Swansea City will look to capitalise on the number of passes they have attempted and try to create more chances in their next game. Huddersfield will feel the pressure of the away team and try to leave behind their disappointing loss at Nottingham.