Swansea City vs Derby County preview: How to watch, kick-off
time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Derby County vs Swansea City, October 2, 2021. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Swansea City will be full of confidence going into the clash with Derby County as the Welsh side are unbeaten in their last four Championship games.

The Rams will be looking to build on the positive news that a preferred bidder has been identified with a victory. A win is a must if they are to survive relegation this season with nine points currently separating them and 21st placed Reading.  

  • Team news

Swansea City

Flynn Downes is the only doubt for Russell Martin’s side as the midfielder picked up a knock in the Swans’ 4-0 win over Cardiff City. Other than that Martin is set to have a full squad available for the match on Saturday.

Derby County

Derby will be without midfielder Max Bird as he starts his three-game suspension following a red card against Preston North End. Colin Kazim-Richards still remains unavailable for the Rams as the forward is unexpected to play again this season.

  • Predicted lineups

Swansea (3-4-2-1)

Fisher, Latibeaudiere, Naughton, Cabango, Manning, Fulton, Grimes, Christie, Wolf, Piroe, Obafemi

Derby (4-2-3-1)

Allsop, Buchanan, Cashin, Davies, Byrne, Knight, Bielik, Lawrence, Morrison, Ebiowei, Plange

  • Form guide

Swansea – LWDWW

Swansea have endured a good run of form recently picking up three wins and a draw in their last five games. Most notably for Swans fans was the 4-0 victory over Welsh rivals Cardiff City, which was then followed up by a 1-0 victory over Millwall to extend their unbeaten run to four games.

Derby – WLLDW

The Rams will be looking to win back-to-back games after beating Preston 1-0 at Pride Park last Saturday. Wayne Rooney’s side will need to put an end to their torrid away form if they are to keep their survival hopes alive, with the Rams only winning two games on the road all season.

  • Ones to watch

Joel Piroe

Joel Piroe picked up the man of the match award for his performance in Swansea’s last game as the forward scored the only goal to win the game 1-0 for the Swans. The Dutchman has been the main source of goals for the Welsh side this season having scored 16 league goals making him the Swans' top scorer.

Tom Lawrence

The Derby skipper has been pivotal at times for the Rams this season as they aim to remain in the Championship. Tom Lawrence has contributed 15 times which has ensured vital points have been picked up for his side. Helping Derby to a 1-0 win against Preston last time out, Lawrence could provide a real threat to the Swansea defence as he makes his return to Wales.

  • Previous meetings

The sides drew 0-0 when they met in the reverse fixture back in October. Prior to the last meeting, it is the Rams who have enjoyed the most success when the two face each other, with Derby only losing once in their last eight meetings with the Swans.

  • How to watch

The game will not be available to watch in the UK, however, viewers overseas will be able to catch the action live on RamsTV of the iFollow app. Highlights will be shown on social media the following day or on Quest at 21:00 BST.

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