Swansea to make more history?

This Weekend, Swansea City could make more South Wales Derby history if the beat Cardiff City on Saturday. 

Swansea made South Wales Derby history last year as they became the first side to record a derby  league double in its 110 year history. A 3-0 win at the Swansea.com stadium and 4-0 win away at the Cardiff City Stadium saw manager Russell Martin etch his name into the clubs history books forever. 

Cardiff will be looking be looking to turn the tide back in the favour as they have only won three of the last 10 derby’s having only scored three times. Swansea have been the more dominant side in the derby’s having won six out of their last 10 games against Cardiff having scored 15 goals in that time. 

There has been many memorable moments throughout the years, from the 3-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium back in February 2014 which was club legend Garry Monk’s first game in charge as head coach. Jamal Lowe’s brace at the Cardiff City Stadium in 2020 (unfortunately there were no supporters at the game due to the Covid restrictions at the time). The famous “Swim away celebrations” which sparked a lot of controversy, and finally the famous “It’s the new boy Wilmot” quote from Swans TV commentator Andy Gray.

 

I would love to see Swansea achieve their fourth derby victory in a row, it would be great for the club and great for the supporters as well. For so many years both clubs have been so close to each other in terms of league positions and how many derbies each club has won. I think if Swansea were able to achieve that fourth victory in a row I it would start to bridge a gap between Swansea and Cardiff and have a definite answer on who the best team in Wales is. 

From a Cardiff point of view, they will obviously want to get out of the shadow of Swansea. For both the last two season Cardiff have finished behind Swansea in the league and lost 3 of the last 4 derbies and are currently three places behind Swansea in the league this season. Both clubs have struggled both on the pitch and off the pitch this season but in recent games Cardiff have been putting in some decent performances under new manager Sabri Lamouchi. Lamouchi has faced Swansea twice before as a manager whilst he was at Nottingham Forest and has recorded a win and a draw. The Cardiff supporters will be hoping that he can extended his unbeaten run against Swansea this weekend.

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