Joey - March 1, 2018
Swansea City vs West Ham United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 3 March 2018
Kick-Off 15:00 UK
Venue: Liberty Stadium (Swansea).
Swansea City have made their way to the FA Cup quarterfinal with a comfortable 2-0 victory over the Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday in mid-week’s reverse fixture at Liberty Stadium. Carlos Carvalhal has thus managed to beat his former team as his team kept clean sheets in both legs.
The Welsh outfit will thus head into the super important weekend’s league affair with fellow strugglers West Ham United with an improved confidence. The FA Cup success has healed the wounds after a demolishing 4-1 loss away at Brighton & Hove Albion seven days ago and a win here would help the Swans escape the drop zone and move lock on points with their counterparts above the line.
Carvalhal has reasons to be optimistic ahead of the clash since Swansea City have been pretty impressive in the most recent set of fixtures in front of the home crowd. The Swans have won three on the bounce at home in the Premier League and five on the trot across competitions (if we count FA Cup victories over Notts County and Sheffield Wednesday).
Swansea’s attacking line should have plenty of space to reveal its full potential once again given that West Ham United have shown holes at the back lately. The Hammers have shipped seven on last two travels to Brighton and Liverpool and we feel they could struggle to improve this poor record against an outfit which has defeated both Liverpool and Arsenal in last three games at Liberty Stadium.
The head to head stats entirely speak in West Ham’s favour.
The Hammers have won 9 and lost only 2 of 15 clashes with Swansea City.
Moreover, West Ham United will come into this off the back of three consecutive victories over the Swans.
Swansea City have scored only a single goal in last four encounters against the Hammers.
We believe the time has come for the Swans to end the negative trend in H2H ties with West Ham.
The hosts have looked pretty impressive at home ever since Carlos Carvalhal took charge and we must see the value in backing them to keep the hot run of form going and see off the struggling opposition at the odds of 2.50.
Swansea City to win @ 2.50
Swansea City Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62