Numbers game: Swans v Bristol City

25th August 2018
First team

​​​​​​​It is time to check out the key statistics as the Swans get set to face Bristol City at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon (3pm).

Graham Potter’s men will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season as they take on the Robins.

 

SWANS

5 – The Swans will make it five league games without defeat at the start of a new season if they get a positive result today. The last time they managed that was back in 1978-79, when John Toshack’s team went on to win promotion from Division Three.

12 – Oli McBurnie has scored a total of 12 Championship goals in 2018 following his double against Leeds in midweek. He has netted three in four for the Swans this season plus nine in 17 appearances for Barnsley during a loan spell last term. No player has scored more second-tier goals in this calendar year.

3 – The Swans have conceded just three league goals so far this season. Only Middlesbrough (two) have been breached on fewer occasions in the Championship.

7 – The Swans scored seven times against Bristol City in the clubs’ first league meeting at the Liberty Stadium, back in 2005. The 7-1 triumph that day remains their best league success at the Liberty.

3 – After draws against Birmingham and Leeds, the Swans hope to claim a third victory of the season today. They have not drawn three league games in a row since 2009, when Roberto Martinez was at the helm.

BRISTOL CITY

1 – Bristol City may have endured a miserable afternoon on their first trip to the Liberty 13 years ago, but since then they have done okay in SA1. In four visits since 2005, they have been beaten only once, in 2009. They won when they last played at the Liberty, in 2010, courtesy of a Jon Stead goal.

2 – New Bristol City signing Tomas Kalas, who has arrived on loan from Chelsea, has won promotion from the Championship twice in the last two seasons. He was part of the Middlesbrough squad in 2015-16 and played for Fulham last term.

6 – Bristol City, who finished 11th, won six of their 23 away league games in the Championship last season, fewer than any other side in the division’s top 14.

4 – Andreas Weimann has been in fine form since joining Bristol City from Derby in the summer, netting four goals in his first four games for his new club. He scored only five times in 40 appearances for the Rams last season.

1 – The Robins’ 1-0 triumph at Swansea eight years ago was a rare success in Wales. In fact, it was their only win in their last 15 trips across the Bridge.

 

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Swans and Bristol City have met on 62 occasions down the years. The Swans won the first game, back in 1922, 4-1 at Vetch Field, but it is the Robins who have the better record overall. They have 23 wins compared to the Swans’ 20.