Swansea v Portsmouth

25 November 2010 04:33
Swansea's Alan Tate is available again after completing a suspension, while Garry Monk is hoping to be passed fit.Albert Serran or Kemy Agustien are likely to play at the back if Monk is unable to shake off a calf problem in time to return. [LNB]Portsmouth defender Carl Dickinson is serving a three-match ban after his recent sending off against Doncaster. [LNB]Hermann Hreidarsson, back after an Achilles injury, could start a match for the first time this season. [LNB][LNB] MATCH PREVIEW Swansea have the chance to continue their excellent form and put rivals Cardiff under real pressure ahead of the Bluebirds' match against leaders Queens Park Rangers. [LNB]A win for the Swans would be their fourth victory in six league matches and put them level on points with second-placed Cardiff, who face a top-of-the-table clash at Loftus Road on Saturday. [LNB]Boss Brendan Rodgers believes his side are capable of getting even better, and momentum certainly seems to be with the Swans, who rescued a point with a last-gasp equaliser at Doncaster last weekend. [LNB]Rodgers will be hoping for another three points against a Portsmouth team that are without a win in four matches and have lost their last two. Pompey manager Steve Cotterill described their display at Barnsley last time out as "average". [LNB][LNB] MATCH FACTS Head-to-head[LNB]• These clubs have not met in a league match since 1983/84, when Portsmouth did the double over Swansea. [LNB] Have your say on this match • Swansea's last win against Pompey was a 4-0 home victory on Boxing Day 1960. [LNB]Swansea[LNB]• City have collected 13 points from the last available 18. [LNB]• They have conceded only two goals at home in the Championship this season - fewer than any other side. [LNB]• Swansea have scored more than one goal in six of their league matches, and won all of them. [LNB]Portsmouth[LNB]• Ninety-one of Portsmouth's 206 goal attempts this season have been on target, which is the worst ratio in the division. [LNB]• Pompey have not lost a Championship match in which they have scored first, and not won one in which they have conceded the opening goal.

Source: BBC_Sport