Swansea City vs West Ham
England Premier League.
Date: Monday, 26th December 2016.
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea.
Swansea are coming on the back of two heavy defeats by conceding 6 goals in total. Both defeats are away from home and the Welsh side is positioned at 19th in the Premier League table. It is expected to be an uphill task from hereon for Bod Bradley’s side to save themselves from relegation. And their best chance is by picking up points at home. They have done exactly that in recent home games by beating Sunderland 3-0 before a roller-coaster win against Crystal Palace by a crazy 5-4 score-line.
West Ham on the other hand are a squad depleted with injuries since the beginning of the 2016/17 season. They have picked up wins in their last two matches by the same 1-0 margin. However, it is not yet time to reach a conclusion whether they have improved or not as the wins were against Hull City and Burnley, two extremely poor sides on the road. Moreover, it is not that long ago they cashed in 5 goals against Arsenal at their home turf. Away from home, the Hammers managed to win only once in 8 Premier League fixtures this season. And they are currently 13th in the league table with 19 points to their name.
Swansea City vs West Ham: Head-to-head Stats
In the last 8 meetings Premier League meetings between the two sides, West Ham have won 3, while Swansea in 2 with 3 matches seeing draws.
Swansea are unbeaten at home in 5 meetings against West Ham with the latest three being draws, while the former two were wins. West Ham have managed to score only 1 goal in those five visits to Liberty Stadium.
Swansea City vs West Ham: Prediction
This is a key clash for the Swans to gain ground in their relegation battle. Swansea have won just 3 games all season, now the two of them have come in the last two home matches. This is something that could put players in a confident mood ahead of the clash.
West Ham are not far behind, but they need to improve their away form. It is not just this season, they credentials on the road been poor since a while. Swansea could win this clash against the odds and this is a risk we recommend to take.
The two teams have plenty of vulnerabilities in their defense. So both teams to score is a safer option for this match.
Swansea City vs West Ham: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score at 2/3 (1.67)
Swansea to win at 2.70 (17/10).