Swansea v Ipswich preview
Last Updated: 04/10/18 7:06pm
Swansea are hopeful Tom Carroll will be available for the Sky Bet Championship visit of struggling Ipswich.
Carroll was forced off with a groin injury at Wigan on Tuesday, but manager Graham Potter said that was a precautionary move and is optimistic that the former Tottenham midfielder will feature.
George Byers is also expected to be fit after missing the goalless draw with a knock picked up in the 3-0 win over QPR last weekend. Leroy Fer and Martin Olsson will be assessed as Wilfried Bony edges closer to a first-team return after a long-term knee problem.
Ipswich, bottom but one and still without a league win, welcome back Matthew Pennington after his one-match ban. Pennington was sent off at Birmingham for two bookable offences and the on-loan Everton defender missed the 2-0 home defeat to Middlesbrough in midweek.
The Tractor Boys have no new injury worries and teenage midfielder Andre Dozzell is set to be included in the squad after suffering no reaction following long-term injury. Dozzell came off the bench against Boro to make his first league appearance since sustaining cruciate ligament damage on the opening day of last season, but Myles Kenlock remains out with an ankle problem.
Swansea are unbeaten in seven league matches against Ipswich (W3 D4), with this their first meeting since April 2011.
Ipswich's last league win over Swansea was in November 1982, when goals from Russell Osman, George Burley and John Wark gave the Tractor Boys a 3-1 win.
This is just the second time in Ipswich's history that they've failed to win any of their opening 11 league games to a season after 2009-10 when they finished 15th.
Swansea have failed to score in a league-high six different Championship games so far this season.
Ipswich have failed to score in six of their last 10 away games in the Championship, winning just once in the process (D1 L8).
Oli McBurnie has been directly involved in 60% of Swansea's 10 Championship goals this season (4 goals, 2 assists).
No side has been involved in fewer goals in the Sky Bet Championship than Swansea, with just 10 scored and six conceded. The midweek draw at Wigan was their fourth goalless game of the season already.
Ipswich were easily outclassed by Middlesbrough in midweek and are still the only side without a win in the division. There are unlikely to be many goals at the Liberty Stadium but Swansea should just edge it.
David Prutton predicts: 1-0 (5/1 with Sky Bet)