Swansea City fans can be forgiven for feeling confident when they enter the Liberty Stadium today - they’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to lose there.

There are plenty of reasons for the Jack Army to be cheerful right now. Their team are top of the league, full of confidence and playing with smiles on their faces.

Another reason is that season ticket holders have been getting outstanding value for money of late because Swansea’s current home form is among the best around.

Swansea have a 100 per cent record at home this season both in league and cup, winning all three of their opening home Championship fixtures as well as two League Cup ties. In these five games the Swans have scored 17 goals so they’re definitely providing plenty of entertainment.

They also came behind to win three of those games so Steve Cooper’s men are providing a bit of drama and excitement to boot.

Swansea’s home form has been superb and this great run stretches back far longer than the opening weeks of the campaign.

Swansea are unbeaten in the league at home in 2019. You have to go back to Boxing Day 2018 to find any trace of a Championship defeat in front of Swansea’s home crowd.

In fact the only game Swansea have lost in any competition at the Liberty in 2019 was a highly contentious FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester City when the eventual Premier League champions relied on two big errors from the officials to overcome a brilliant Swans effort.

Only four clubs in the entire Football League and Premier League have gone longer without losing at home and only four have picked up more home points than Swansea this calendar year.

 
Swansea City's home record is superb

Swansea have accumulated 33 points since the start of the year and dropped just six.

During the second half of last season the Liberty Stadium became a fortress and this has continued so far this season which is brilliant news because success in front of your own fans is key to any successful promotion push.

The top two home performers have gone up to the Premier League in three of the last four seasons, the only exception being in 2017 when Reading had the second best home record in the division but missed out on penalties in the play-off final.

 

Without a glistening home record, teams don’t tend to succeed in the Championship and the Swans should know this better than most because the last time they won promotion to the top division in 2011 they had the best home record in the division, losing just three times.

Whether it’s the precise cut of the grass, the inspiring roar of the crowd or the tantalising aroma of freshly fried chips wafting across the road from Rossi’s, there’s something about playing by the banks of the River Tawe which this squad seems to love. For quite some time they have looked at ease and confident whenever they’ve played at the Liberty.

Fans and players alike are embracing the winning feeling and have no interest in relinquishing it.

The players seem to love playing in SA1 at the moment

However this long unbeaten run will be put to the test when Nottingham Forest arrive.

Forest enter this weekend nine places below Swansea but don’t let that fool you, they’ve had a respectable start to the season and are unbeaten since the opening day despite a difficult schedule.

 

Their form on the road has been eye-catching. They’ve taken points off Leeds United at Elland Road and got a draw at second place Charlton, the only team in the Championship with a better home record in 2019 than the Swans. The style with which they scored their two goals in the victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage also suggested Forest could be a force to be reckoned with on the road.

With match-winners like Lewis Grabban, Albert Adomah and of course the formidable Joe Lolley, Forest will be no push-overs.

But Swansea’s home form means they should feel confident no matter who they face. They have turned the Liberty into a place opponents hate to visit, let’s hope they can keep it that way.