Swansea City v Middlesbrough kick-off time, live stream details and team news

Swansea City return to action this afternoon as they host Middlesbrough.

Here is everything you need to know about the Championship contest at the Swansea.com Stadium.

What time is Swansea City v Middlesbrough kick-off?

Swansea v Middlesbrough kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, April 23.

Is Swansea City v Middlesbrough on TV?

No, the game isn’t being shown on TV in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Fans in international areas can watch on SwansTV for £ 10.

You can follow live updates from the match via our blog which will be available on our Swansea City page.

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What’s the latest team news?

Swansea have no injury concerns following their 4-4 draw with Reading on Easter Monday.

As for Boro, they will be without Matt Crooks who is suspended while Dael Fry is likely to miss out due to injury. Long-term absentees Sammy Ameobi and Darnell Fisher remain sidelined, although Martin Payero is in contention to return.

What have the coaches said?

Swansea City technical development coach Matt Gill: “We have watched the game back from Monday, the first 60-65 minutes was outstanding and that is something we have spoken about, being the team we want to be away from home, and you have seen that in the recent games against Millwall and Cardiff.

“But there is a lot to learn from that final 30 minutes and we’ve felt a lot of pain over last couple of days.

“But we will learn from it and become better from it. It doesn’t make it easier to take, there have been sleepless nights since, but you do learn when you go through these things. “

Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder: “They do pose incredible challenges for whoever they play against. They’re a possession-based team.

“They can score, and they can concede. We can’t score and we don’t concede! I haven’t got a clue how this one is going to go.

“They’ve got some really technical players. They’re a front foot side and their results speak for themselves. They’re in form so nothing is a given. When we get on that coach I expect us to give everything, as we have done. “

What are the latest betting odds?

Swansea City win – 11/5

Draw – 12/5

Middlesbrough win – 6/5

(Odds courtesy of Sky Bet, correct at time of publication. Gamble responsibly.)

Who is the referee?

David Webb will take charge of proceedings in Swansea.

He will be assisted by Nicholas Barnard and Lee Venamore while Dean Whitestone is the fourth official.

What will the score be against Middlesbrough? Have your say in the comments section below.

Match facts

  • Swansea City have won four of their last five home league games against Middlesbrough (D1) since losing 3-0 in August 2009.
  • Middlesbrough are looking to complete a league double over Swansea for the first time since the 1964-65 campaign.
  • Swansea City have completed 21,462 passes in the Championship this season – since Opta began recording detailed passing data for the Championship in 2013-14, the only side to have completed more in a season than Swansea have this season is Fulham in the 2016-17 campaign (22,275, excl. Play-offs).
  • Middlesbrough have failed to score in their last four league matches, last having a longer run without scoring between January and March 2014 (seven in a row).
  • Joël Piroe has been directly involved in 25 Championship goals for Swansea City this season (20 goals, 5 assists), the most by a Swans player in a season since Oliver McBurnie in 2018-19 (22 goals, 4 assists).



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