Pointless Crystal Palace will host Swansea City at Selhurst Park on Saturday. The Eagles have suffered 0-3 and 0-1 defeats to Huddersfield and Liverpool respectively and currently sit joint-bottom at the table. Swansea have also struggled on the scoring front this season as they started the season with a goalless draw against Southampton and followed that up with the 4-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Eagles boss Frank de Boer is under immense pressure to put points on the board and anything other than a win against the Swans will only increase his problems. The Swans are in a bit of a pickle themselves and have found it hard to score goals. Striker Fernando Llorente has missed the opening two games and he could return against Palace. The Spaniard’s return to fitness would be a huge boost for Paul Clement’s side, who are also reeling from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s departure to Everton. The Swans have stayed away from spending heavily in the market up until now, but they will be looking to reinvest the money from Sigurdsson’s sale in the last few days of the window.
Both sides did register wins in their respective League Cup fixtures during midweek. The Eagles defeated Ipswich 2-1 at home while the Swans claimed an emphatic 4-1 victory at MK Dons.
Last season, the Swans did the double over Palace and registered a 1-2 win in the corresponding fixture.
Crystal Palace vs Swansea City – Team News
The hosts will be without a number of key players on Saturday. Wilfried Zaha, Bakary Sako, Connor Wickham and Papa Souare will miss the game with injuries. Summer-signing Jaïro Riedewald is also a doubt for the game.
For the visitors, Fernando Llorente and Leon Britton could feature but Ki Sung Yeung and Nathan Dyer will miss out.
Crystal Palace vs Swansea City – Match Facts
Last season, both sides produced one of the best games of the season as the Swans defeated their opponents 5-4 at Liberty Stadium.
Palace have won just one of last eight Premier League meetings between the two sides. Four of them have ended in draws.
Crystal Palace vs Swansea City – Match Odds
The hosts are obvious favourites to win the game at even odds while an away win can get you up to 71/20 odds. In our preview, we are going with a draw as our betting prediction, and our tip can get you best odds of 13/5 at Sportingbet.
Crystal Palace vs Swansea City – Correct Score odds
Three of the last eight fixtures between these two sides have ended in 1-1 draws, and our preview is backing the same as our betting prediction. Our betting tip is the most probable outcome at the best odds of 6/1 at Bet365.
Crystal Palace vs Swansea City – Over/Under 2.5 goals odds
Both sides are yet to score a league goal this season, and hence, we are backing less than 2.5 goals in the game as our prediction. You can get the best odds of ¾ for our prediction at Unibet.
Crystal Palace vs Swansea City – Anytime Goalscorer odds
Palace striker Christian Benteke is the favourite to find the net on Saturday at the best odds of 6/4. For the visitors, Fernando Llorente is available at 12/5 odds while Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham can get you up to 5/2 odds.
In our preview, we are backing Benteke as our prediction at Paddypower.