Swansea vs Everton
English Premier League
Date: 14th April 2018, Saturday.
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Liberty Stadium (Swansea).
Swansea returns to the Liberty stadium after three consecutive away games and eye a welcome victory against the cold Everton this weekend.
The Swans left the Liberty Stadium on 3rd March with a thumping 4-1 win over West Ham to make it 4 home wins on the trot. Liverpool and Arsenal had fallen pieces here during that emphatic and we have enough reasons to believe they are going to give Everton a run for their money this Saturday.
Besides, the Swans picked two draws from their last three games. Letting alone a 2-0 defeat at Manchester, the goal-less draw at Huddersfield and West Brom are morale victories in the relegation battle for the team sitting 4 points above the bottom three.
Everton played out a drab draw in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool on the weekend. Not a bad result for the team, but their inability to create scoring chances is a worrying sign.
Sitting with 41 point at 9th in the table, the Toffees are free from relegation danger. Yet, Sam Allardyce will want his team to pick at least 9 points from the remaining five games to ensure a top of the table finish. To aid this, they have a round of easy fixtures to conclude the season.
However, Everton are the worst travelers in the English Premier League. They won at Stoke City last time, but so far managed only 2 wins from 16 trips, drew 5 and lost 9. Also, they conceded at an average of 2.0 goals per game this season.
Swansea vs Everton: Predictions
The Swansea are win-less in their last three, but all of them are away from home and they still managed 2 points from those outings. Coming back to home, they are on a four match winning streak having beaten the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool along the way.
Everton did win their last away match at Stoke City, but that is only their second on the road this season and lost 9 of the 16 so far. The team also have the tendency to concede a lot in travels.
Thus, we have enough reasons to conclude that the home win is the outcome with best probability in this Saturday’s English Premier League match.
On the other hand, the Toffees have scored in 7 of their last 10 Premier League games across all venues and in 8 of their last 11 away games. So, both teams to score and over 2.5 goals are very much a possibility.
Swansea vs Everton: Bet Tips
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Swansea vs Everton: Head-to-head
- Swansea won 2 of the last 4 Premier League games against Everton, lost 1 and drew 1.
- The lone Everton win during the period happened when the teams met at the Goodison Park early this season.
- Four of their last 6 h2h meetings saw both teams scoring. But 5 of the last 7 produced under 3 goals.
- The Swans are unbeaten in the last four home games against Everton in all competitions, 2 wins and 2 draws. But the Toffees were victorious in three visits prior to that.
Swansea vs Everton: Team News and Line-ups
Wilfried Bony, Leroy Fer, Renato Sanches and Angel Rangel are confirmed to be out of this contest with injuries.
Mike van der Hoorn picked up a shoulder injury in the 1-1 draw at West Brom last week, but he could attain the fitness level required to start on Saturday.
Jordan Ayew is back available for selection after completing his three match suspension last week. He is expected to start alongside his brother Andre.
Carlos Carvalhal has otherwise no reasons to make changes to the starting eleven.
Swansea: Predicted Line-up (3-5-2)
Fabianski – Mawson, Fernandez, Hoorn – Olsson, Clucas, Sung-yueng, King, Naughton – Ayew, Ayew.
Gylfi Sigurdsson, James McCarthy, Eliaquim Mangala, Mason Holgate and Maarten Stekelenburg are out with injuries.
While Wayne Rooney could be dropped to the bench after his reaction on substituting in the Merseyside derby last week.
Ashley Williams is another player who could get the boot after his behavior was labelled unprofessional following the sending off at Burnley last month.
Everton Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Pickford – Baines, Jagielka, Keane, Coleman – Schneiderlin, Gueye – Bolasie, Davies, Walcott – Tosun.