Swansea vs Arsenal
England Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 14th January 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea.
Paul Clement will be looking for his first win as Swansea boss when his team take on Premier League giants Arsenal on Saturday evening.
Hull City defeated Swansea 2-0 with the help of two late goals in the FA Cup fixture last weekend. It was Paul Clement’s first match in Swans dugout and he has already seen why the club is at the foot of the Premier League table. The Welsh side has managed just 3 wins all season and are sitting at 19th position in the league standings. Their main problem is the inability to control the number of defeats. A few draws along the way could have seen them staying well above the relegation zone. Nonetheless, Clement has a massive task at his hand and he has little time to find the perfect formula to guide the team back to the winning ways.
Arsenal were held to a 3-3 draw by Bournemouth in their last Premier League fixture. The Gunners were down 3-0 by the hour mark at the Dean Court before Alexis Sanchez and Oliver Giroud rallied to troops to an incredible comeback. However, it could be seen as 3 points lost rather than a point earned for Wenger’s team. The result eventually threw the out of the top 4 of the league table.
Swansea vs Arsenal: Head-to-head stats
The Swans are victorious in 3 of their last 6 meetings with Arsenal, while they lost 2 and drew 1. And 6 of the last 7 matches between the two sides have seen over 2.5 goals.
However, Arsenal have won in 3 of their last 4 away trips to Swansea, while losing 1. The latest was a 3-0 win for Gunners on October 2015.
Swansea vs Arsenal: Prediction
We cannot expect any drastic changes with Swansea with the arrival of another new managed midway through the season. They had lost 13 of their 20 matches this season and it might take a while to regain some confidence.
Arsenal on the other hand are a team in desperate hunt for 3 points. Judging by the way Giroud, Sanchez and Ozil are linking in the football field, this could result in another win for the Gunners. The matches between these two teams had no shortage of goals in the past and this could be the case on Saturday as well.
Swansea vs Arsenal: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 1/1 (2.00)
Arsenal to lead at half-time at 11/10 (2.10).