Swansea City vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 23 December 2017
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Liberty Stadium (Swansea).
Swansea City got off to a dream start on Monday when Leroy Fer broke the deadlock early on against Everton, but the Welsh side could not hold on to the lead losing 3-1 eventually at Goodison. The defeat has left the Swans at the very foot of the Premier League standings and they are just desperate for the result here against fellow strugglers Crystal Palace.
The visitors held the rock-bottom of the standings for almost the entire part of the campaign, but they’ve managed to arrest the slump in form and escape the danger area thanks to a streak of five consecutive league games without a defeat. The Glaziers have actually pulled off the best showing of the season last weekend when they stunned in-form Leicester City 0-3 away at King Power Stadium with goals from both of their forwards Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha. The substitute Bakary Sako was also on target as he set the final score just six minutes upon coming on to replace Benteke late in the game.
It was the second subsequent win for the Glaziers who are now two points away from the drop zone and five points adrift of their Saturday’s counterparts. They should well be in position to take advantage of the momentum and make it three wins on the trot against Swansea City who have been struggling badly at the back in the recent weeks.
The Swans conceded as many as seven goals in back-to-back losses to Manchester City and Everton and they have actually won just a single of last 11 matches in all competitions.
Swansea City vs Crystal Palace: Predictions
The Glaziers will enter the game high on confidence and we would not be surprised to see them taking advantage and snatching another super important three-pointer from Liberty.
The value is also massive in backing Roy Hodgson’s men to net two or more goals at the odds of 2.62.
Swansea City vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
- Crystal Palace to win 2.45
- Crystal Palace Over 1.5 Team Goals 2.62
Swansea City vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head
Crystal Palace have only managed to snatch three wins in 15 H2H meetings with the Swans.
The draw has been the most frequent of the outcomes in their encounters at Liberty, happening on four occasions in seven matches.
Swansea City will come into this on the back of three consecutive wins in clashes with the Glaziers.
This includes a 0-2 win for the Swans back in late-August at Selhurst Park.