Numbers game: Swans v Reading

27th October 2018
First team

Swansea City will be looking to make it back-to-back wins at the Liberty Stadium when they face Reading this afternoon (3pm).

We check out the key numbers heading into the game.



9 – The Swans are unbeaten in their last nine competitive games against Reading dating back to a defeat at the Madejski Stadium in 2008. Their most recent meeting was a League Cup tie which the Swans won 2-0 thanks to goals from Alfie Mawson and Jordan Ayew.

0 – The Swans are the only Championship side who are yet to score from a set-piece this season.

11 – Graham Potter’s men have conceded 11 Championship goals this season. Only Middlesbrough (seven) have conceded fewer second-tier goals.

435 – The Swans have averaged 435 short passes per game, the most in the division.

4 – Oli McBurnie is the Swans’ leading scorer with four goals this season. Three players have netted on two occasions – Connor Roberts, Bersant Celina and Jay Fulton.

26 – The Swans, like Reading, have fielded 26 different players so far this season. In the Championship, only bottom-of-the-league Ipswich (27) have used more.



23 – Paul Clement’s Reading side have conceded 23 goals in the Championship so far this season. Only Preston (28 goals) have been breached more often in the second tier.

1 – Reading have kept just one clean sheet this season, in a 3-0 win over Hull in September.

7 – Striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson is Reading’s top goalscorer this season having found the net seven times.

47 – 47 per cent (nine) of Reading’s 19 goals have come from set-pieces this season.

10 – Former Swansea man Modou Barrow swas Reading’s top scorer with 10 goals last season, but he is yet to get off the mark this term.


76 – The two sides have faced each other on 76 occasions stretching back to 1920. The Swans have come out on top 30 times, while Reading have managed 32 victories.