Crystal Palace vs Swansea City predictions and betting tips

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…

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Swansea City vs Manchester United predictions and betting tips

Manchester United will be hoping to build up on their impressive start to the new season when they travel to Swansea for a Saturday afternoon kick-off. United eased to a 4-0 win over West Ham in their season opener, but they would be prepared for a fight against the Swans, who have been a tough opponent for them in the recent years. The Welsh side, who opened the season with a goalless draw at Southampton, will also be up for their first home game of the season. Ahead of the…

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Chelsea eye defensive duo to replace Zouma and striker set to depart

Chelsea have identified Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci and Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk as possible defensive recruitments, according to the latest report from London Evening Standard. The report claims that any defensive arrival will possibly lead to the departure of centre-back Kurt Zouma on a loan deal. The French centre-back missed most of the last season with a cruciate injury and now manager Antonio Conte wants him to gain first-team experience elsewhere. French sides Lyon and Nice have already expressed interest in the 22-year-old, but Conte is not likely to let…

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Who’s it going to be – Crystal Palace, Swansea or Hull City?

The relegation battle in the Premier League has seen some teams fall off in the recent weeks and it seems to be taking one final look. Sunderland and Middlesbrough occupy the last two spots and are almost certain to suffer relegation. The likes of Leicester City, Bournemouth and Burnley, have pulled away of late while West Ham defeated Swansea in a crucial six-pointer on the weekend. As things stand, it appears that one out of Crystal Palace, Swansea and Hull City would accompany Sunderland and Middlesbrough to the Championship next…

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One in and one out at Liverpool

A couple of major Liverpool-related transfer stories have emerged recently. To begin with, the Reds have once been linked with Barcelona winger Cristian Tello. Liverpool were also linked with the player in 2014, and now according to Spanish newspaper Marca, they are prepared to reignite their interest in the 24-year-old. The Merseysiders are reportedly considering making an approach for the player, who is valued at £5.4m by his club. Tello spent the second half of the last season on loan at Serie A club Fiorentina, and they are reportedly interested…

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Premier League Season Review – Swansea City

Swansea City: 12th FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Round Three After guiding the club to eighth and attaining 56 points in his first full season in charge, it was always going to be a difficult ask for Swansea manager Garry Monk to improve on that this time around. Still, he had players in form and full of confidence, and they looked well capable of fighting for another top half finish, so nobody could have envisaged that one of English (or indeed Welsh) football’s brightest coaching prospect would be out of a job by early December. It…

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Swansea vs Man City – Premier League preview and team news

Manuel Pellegrini’s three-year reign as manager of Manchester City will end in South Wales as they take on Swansea City aiming to secure the point they need to achieve qualification for next season’s Champions League. The home side are finishing with flourish and victory here will make it five in a row at the Liberty Stadium, but it was on their travels where they excelled last weekend as they took a very strong West Ham United team apart with a dynamic and clinical attacking display. Despite resting several key players,…

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West Ham vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

West Ham United will be hoping to maintain their wonderful form as they push for European football, and their latest opponents are a Swansea City team that now has the satisfaction of having secured mathematical safety. The hosts are still not totally out of Champions League contention, and their hopes are improved by the fact that they have a game in hand on fourth-placed Manchester City. The first target however will be to make absolutely sure of a top six finish, with pressure coming from both Southampton and Liverpool. But the…

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Swansea vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

Liverpool will be aiming to collect their fourth win in five Premier League matches when they head to South Wales to take on Swansea City, having triumphed in each of the last four meetings between the sides. There was a lot of possession but no penetration for Swansea last weekend as they were beaten heavily by title favourites Leicester City. A lot of the damage inflicted upon them was of their own making as Ashley Williams for an uncharacteristically casual and slack pass resulted in the opening goal, from which…

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Leicester vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

After seeing their lead at the top of the Premier League cut to five points with four games remaining, Leicester City will be looking to regain the full initiative by seeing off the challenge of Swansea City. There were so many points to discuss following Leicester’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United, unquestionably the most difficult 90 minutes they have had to endure for some time. Leading through Jamie Vardy’s first half goal, their top scorer was sent off after the break and despite manfully holding on to their advantage…

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Newcastle vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Six games remain for Newcastle United to make an unlikely escape from relegation, and the first sees them take on a Swansea City side to whom they have lost in six of their last seven Premier League meetings. Performances such as the one which saw them surrender at Southampton last weekend are only serving to reinforce the feeling that Newcastle will be losing their top-flight status at the end of the season, and with a bit of a whimper. Half-hearted and lightweight defending contributed to the concession of three goals,…

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Swansea vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City will be aiming for their third consecutive home victory, but in order to do that they must overcome a Chelsea side that has not lost in the Premier League since December 14. A double substitution from boss Francesco Guidolin helped Swansea to make an unlikely comeback from two goals down to earn a creditable draw at Stoke City in their last match, with the pace of Jefferson Montero and the energy of January signing Alberto Paloschi turning things around in a game in which they looked totally dead…

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Stoke vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City will be hoping to achieve just their fourth away victory of the season when they make the trip to Stoke City, who still have realistic ambitions of qualifying for Europe. A lot will depend here on which Stoke side will actually turn up. Maybe they will deliver a sluggish performance like in their last home outing against Southampton, or maybe they will get on the front foot from the start and attack with incision and quality, as they did just before the international break in winning at Watford.…

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Swansea vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City can all but secure Premier League safety if they can see of the challenge of bottom club Aston Villa, who have not managed to win in four previous visits to the Liberty Stadium. After twice coming from behind to draw level at Bournemouth last weekend, conceding a third proved terminal for Swansea as some errors at the back rendered their positive attacking play in vain. Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski had a rare bad day as he was partially at fault for two of the goals, while poor marking at…

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Bournemouth vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Two clubs that have made huge strides towards achieving Premier League safety of late come together to fight for three more priceless points at the Vitality Stadium, as Bournemouth take on Swansea City. Although they were up against a Newcastle United side that offered very little in opposition, Bournemouth’s performance in their 3-1 win on Tyneside was one of a comfortable, established top-flight outfit. Exuding confidence, Eddie Howe’s men produced a show of fine free-flowing football that was backed up by a cutting edge as Josh King looked dangerous throughout,…

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Swansea vs Norwich – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City will be hoping to continue their march clear of relegation danger by getting the better of Norwich City, who cannot afford yet another bad result in their own battle to achieve survival. March had the makings of a pivotal month for Swansea, but not many reckoned on them beginning it by going to Arsenal and winning for the second season in succession. It looked set to be a long evening without boss Francesco Guidolin on the touchline as their title-chasing opponents dominated the opening exchanges and took the lead…

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Arsenal vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

After more disappointment at the weekend, Arsenal have a must-win game against relegation battlers Swansea City as they attempt to regain their composure in the title race. Few seemed willing to look beyond Arsenal as clear favourites for their visit to Manchester United, who were severely depleted by injuries a forced to field a number of youngsters. However, they did not get going throughout and ended up on the end of a deserved defeat which has led to a great number of doubts being raised over their mentality. For all…

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Tottenham vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Having embarked on a sensational sequence of results to move into title contention, Tottenham will be after their sixth Premier League win in a row against a Swansea City side that is still much too close to the drop zone for comfort. An FA Cup exit at the hands of London rivals Crystal Palace has been the blot on the copybook for Spurs of late as their surging run shows no signs of stopping any time soon, brushing aside Fiorentina in the Europa League on Thursday despite starting the game…

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Swansea vs Southampton – Premier League preview and team news

Southampton will be aiming to collect their fifth win in six Premier League matches when they make the trip to South Wales to face Swansea City, who themselves have not lost in four outings. Aspects of Swansea’s performance in their 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace last weekend suggested that they are regaining the fluency and expression that has characterised much of their current stay in the Premier League. It was a shame from their point of view that their superiority over the piece was not reflected in the result,…

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Swansea vs Crystal Palace – Premier League preview and team news

Crystal Palace will be desperately seeking to end their run of five consecutive Premier League defeats as they head to Swansea City, for whom Francesco Guidolin takes charge of his first home game. The former Udinese boss was just moments away from making it two wins from two since assuming the reins at the Welsh club, but a failure to deal with a last-gasp corner and the ensuing goalmouth melee meant that they had to settle for a point at West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday. Even so, the signs are…

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West Brom vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City will be looking for their third consecutive Premier League victory when they head to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion, who are just three points above them in the current standings. Head Coach Tony Pulis blamed a busy schedule for West Brom’s indifferent performance at home to lowly Aston Villa in their last match, which came just a week after they were well beaten 3-0 at Southampton, so he will be hoping that any fatigue will have subsided as they take on one of their direct rivals…

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Premier League clubs going down an Italian route

Premier League clubs are seemingly going down an Italian route in the last week of the transfer window. To start with, Swansea have signed Chievo striker Alberto Paloschi for a reported fee of £8 million, according to Sky Sports. The deal, which is subject to a medical, will provide a boost to the Swans in their relegation battle during the second half of the season. Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin, who has previously worked with the 26-year-old at Parma, confirmed the deal, saying: “Alberto Paloschi was my player when we…

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Everton vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Francesco Guidolin will be taking charge of Swansea City for the first time on Sunday as they head to Everton, a side that they have never beaten in nine previous Premier League meetings. This is an important game for the hosts, who would be much further up the table were it not for the number of leads they have thrown away, and it has reached the stage now that seeds of doubt do appear when they take a narrow advantage into the closing stages of a match. While they can justifiably…

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Swansea vs Watford – Premier League preview and team news

Two sides determined to pick up their first league points of 2016 meet on Monday evening as relegation threatened Swansea City come up against Watford at the Liberty Stadium. The reverse fixture between the teams back in September was the beginning of Swansea’s amazing fall from grace, which came suddenly and unexpectedly, and is still continuing now. Their Premier League status is now in serious peril, especially after a home defeat to fellow strugglers Sunderland last time out where they initially showed character to turn an early deficit into a…

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Swansea vs Sunderland – Premier League preview and team news

The Liberty Stadium sees a vital encounter on Wednesday between two sides battling the threat of relegation as Swansea City look for their second straight home win at the expense of Sunderland. It has been a turbulent start to 2016 for Swansea, who announced last week that Alan Curtis will stay in charge of the team for the remainder of the season. That was after they had lost a tight game at Manchester United, but they then went on to suffer the ignominy of going out of the FA Cup to…

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