Stats: Wolves v Swans

6th January 2018
First team

It’s time for some statistics as we look ahead to Swansea City’s FA Cup clash with Wolves at Molineux this afternoon (3pm).

While their primary focus is the Premier League, the Swans will aim to make progress in the cup as they take on a Wolves side who are flying high in the Championship.


Wolves

3 – Wolves are set to face a Premier League side for the third time in three seasons in the third round. They lost 1-0 to West Ham in January 2016 and beat Stoke 2-0 last season.

12 – Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are currently 12 points clear at the top of the Championship

2 – Barry Douglas has scored in each of Wolves’ last two matches.

12 – Wolves come into this tie on the back of a 12-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

4 – Ivan Cavaleiro has scored in four of Wolves’ last five games at Molineux.


Swans

3 – The Swans are aiming to progress to the fourth round of the competition for the first time in three years. They last did so thanks to a 6-2 win at Tranmere in 2015. 

2 – The Swans have been eliminated from the FA Cup by Wolves in both previous ties against them, losing 4-0 in January 1938 and 5-3 in January 1957.

9 – This is the Swans’ ninth consecutive away FA Cup match (W3 L5). Only one team has had a longer run of away FA Cup games, with Stockport playing 11 away in a row between December 1996 and February 2001. 

2 – The Swans have scored at least two goals in each of their last four meetings with Wolves.

3 – Jordan Ayew has found the net in two of his three appearances in cup competitions for the Swans.


Head-to-head

33 – Meetings between the sides in all competitions. The Swans have won nine, drawn 11 and lost 13, with the last meeting producing an entertaining 4-4 draw at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League in April 2012.