Swansea City will attempt to build on their away win over Crystal Palace when they host Newcastle United at Liberty Stadium on Sunday evening.
The hosts started their season with a goalless draw at Southampton and followed that up with a disappointing 4-0 loss to Manchester United at home. They scored their first goal of the season in the win over Palace, and that result must have done a world of good for their confidence.
For the Swans, midfielder Renato Sanchez, who has arrived in a loan move from Bayern Munich, should feature in the starting eleven. The Welsh side will be without Fernando Llorente, who now plays for Tottenham, but they are likely to have Wilfried Bony in their squad.
The Magpies also come into this game after registering their first win of the season. After opening the season with two successive defeats without scoring a goal, Newcastle defeated bottom-of-the-table West Ham 3-0 at home in their last fixture. Joselu, who was making his full debut for Newcastle, scored in the game, and he is likely to keep his place in Rafa Benitez’s side.
Last time, these sides faced each other was during the 2015-16 Premier League. Both of them won their respective home games with the Swans winning the corresponding fixture 2-0.
Swansea City vs Newcastle United – Match Facts
The Magpies haven’t won at the Liberty Stadium since the 2011-12 season.
In their last eight meetings with the Swans, the Magpies have won only one and have lost six.
Both sides failed to score in their respective opening two games of the season.
Swansea City vs Newcastle United – Team News
For the hosts, Jordan Ayew is a slight doubt. Ayew scored against Palace, and he could be a big miss for the hosts. Kyle Bartley, Leon Britton, Ki Sung-Yeung, and Nathan Dyer are all sidelined with injuries.
For the Magpies, Jonjo Shelvey will come back from his suspension, but striker Alexandar Mitrovic will miss out because of his three-game ban. Dwight Gayle, Florian Lejeune, and DeAndre Yedlin are all nearing full-fitness, but Chancel Mbemba and Paul Dummett are set to miss out.
Swansea City vs Newcastle United – Match Odds
Swans are favourites to win at 7/5 odds, and an away win can get you odds up to 23/10. However, in our preview, we are going with a draw as our prediction for this game. You can back our prediction at the best odds of 23/10 at Unibet.
Swansea City vs Newcastle United – Correct Score Odds
We expect this to be a low-scoring game, and hence, we are going with a 1-1 draw as our prediction. Our pick is also the bookmakers’ pick at 11/2 odds at Bet365.
Swansea City vs Newcastle United – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Swansea loanee Tammy Abraham scored in the last fixture, and he is the favourite to score at 9/5 odds. For the visitors, Dwight Gayle is available for 28/13 odds. In our preview, Swans midfielder Leroy Fer to score his first league goal of the season at the best odds of 39/10 at Unibet.
Swansea City vs Newcastle United – Over/Under 2.5 Goals Odds
It’s clear from our correct-score prediction that we are betting on less than 2.5 goals in the game. Betfair is providing the best odds of ¾ for our betting tip.