Tuesday’s main event will undoubtedly be the first semi-final of the Champions League. But traditionally, fans of English Championship teams will not be bored at this time either. It will see one of the favourites, Bournemouth, play host to the Swans. Can the Cherries win in Wales? The site’s experts have made an exclusive prediction for this match on April 26, 2022. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at 1xbet mobile.
Once again, Swansea may just finish the current season
“The Swans have had some pretty decent years at English Premier League level not too long ago. And even, in 2013, the Welsh representative managed to take the League Cup. But five years later, the team fell to the Championship, and there it is now entrenched. It was not possible to return to the elite division, although, for example, in the last draw they took 4th place, which took them to the play-offs – but without final success. It can’t be repeated now either, Swansea are now playing like a mid-table side. Which doesn’t negate the good form of the last month. On March 16, the unbeaten streak began. The 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough marks the eighth Champions League game without a defeat. However, three of the fixtures ended in draws.
Bournemouth are getting closer to a return to the Premier League
“Cherries” played in the APL up to 2020, and looked good there, showing an interesting, distinctive football under Eddie Howe. But it ended in relegation after all. The young manager is now working wonders for Newcastle, while his former team try to fight for a return to the country’s elite division. Last time out, it didn’t work out from the 1st time – only 6th place and a play-off failure. Now, having already brought in Scott Parker, who has experience of a rise in the APL with Fulham, the club are amongst the leaders in the Championship and aiming for an outright trip. Incidentally, last round was just played against a direct rival, just the ‘dachshunds’. And in the 98th minute, Solanke’s goal from the spot-kick sealed a draw. Only 1 win in the last 5 games is not enough, although they managed to hold on to the 2nd place for now.
Bournemouth have not lost since 2008, over the last 10 meetings with Swansea. That included taking 4 points from 6 last season and making it 4-0 on the Cherries this season.
Bournemouth are seen as favourites, but they miss a lot and Swansea are not hopeless. We bet on a neutral option with ‘more than 2.5 goals’ (odds – 1.95).