Stoke vs Swansea predictions: Potters' poor run may continue
- Stoke have lost their last four Championship matches
- Four of Swansea's six league wins this season have come away from home
- Recommended bet: Swansea to win
Lowly Sheffield Wednesday scored a late winner at Stoke on Saturday, extending the Potters' losing run in the Championship to four matches.
The club then announced the departure of manager Alex Neil on Sunday and they will be hoping for a fresh start in Tuesday's home game against Swansea on Tuesday.
Stoke fans must be concerned that their side's last three losses have come against fellow strugglers Wednesday, Plymouth and QPR.
Swansea are also looking for a new manager after parting company with Michael Duff last week. However, their 2-1 weekend win at bottom club Rotherham enhanced their solid record against teams, like Stoke, below them in the table.
Stoke's Wouter Burger and Enda Stevens returned from suspension on Saturday but Emre Tezgel, Ben Wilmot and Sead Haksabanovic were injured.
Interim manager Alan Sheehan is likely to take charge of Swansea again. Arsenal loanee Charlie Patino should start again after his goal at Rotherham but Joe Allen, Harrison Ashby, Nathan Wood, Mykola Kukharevych, Nathanael Ogbeta, Josh Ginnelly and Azeem Abdulai may miss out through injury again.
Stoke have lost their last four Championship matches and the Potters have scored only three goals in their last six home league games.
Seven of Stoke's last nine matches have been level at half-time.
Four of Swansea's six league wins this season have come away from home.
The Swans have failed to score in only one of their 10 away matches in this term's Championship and both teams have scored in Swansea's last five games.
A lack of attacking quality has hampered Stoke this season and they scored only 19 goals in 20 Championship matches under Alex Neil.
Before their current four-match losing streak, the Potters had goalless draws with Cardiff and Coventry so Swansea's defenders should be confident of frustrating their hosts.
The Swans have done most of their best work away from home this season, winning at Blackburn, Plymouth, Millwall and Rotherham.
They also scored early goals in last month's away defeats at promotion contenders Ipswich and Leeds and another fast start would heap even more pressure on the Stoke players in front of a disgruntled home crowd.
Swansea had the luxury of playing against 10 men for more than 70 minutes on Saturday at Rotherham, where they had almost 70% of possession, so they may also be fresher than their out-of-sorts hosts on Tuesday.
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