Swansea – Bournemouth : Preview & Prediction
Swansea City and Bournemouth meet at Liberty Stadium in a 13th round match of the Barclays Premier League. The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the visiting team, which has 4 wins and 1 draw in the last 5 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 03-18-2017, ended Bournemouth’s (2-0) win. Although this is a game between 19th and 13th of the overall standings, it is in fact a game between the 20th place in home games and the º as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 19th place with 8 points earned after 2 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home to Brighton & Hove Albion by (0-1). In the last match, he lost out to Burnley by (2-0). Curiously, this is a team that has achieved better results outside of the home, having won 5 points as a visitor and only 3 in their stadium. For the championship, the Swansea City won 3 points in 18 chances, after 1 victory and 5 losses in the last 6 games that played in his stadium.
In this competition, he has lost his last 4 games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. This is a team that scored few times first and they only managed to open the scoring in 3 of their last 12 games by the Barclays Premier League, these 3 reached the break in advantage in all and won in the late 90 ‘in 2. In 12 games in the competition, never managed to turn the board in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last eight home games in all competitions: he has scored 5 of his 12 goals in between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Swansea City team comes to this round with a 2-0 defeat at Burnley’s field, adding to their fourth defeat in the championship. We emphasize that the local team goes desperately in the relegation zone. In this home match, coach Paul Clement should keep the team in 4-3-3 privileging possession and attacks organized through the wings: Jordan Ayew is a very fast and strong player in the offensive transition. Tammy Abraham is the great highlight of Swansea City with 4 goals and 1 assist. It seems that the coach can not count on Bartley, Blair and Rangel, players with physical problems.
The visiting team is currently in 13th place with 13 points, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, he won away to Newcastle by (0-1). In the last match, won at home to Huddersfield Town by (4-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won points as a visitor and 7 in their stadium, with 7 goals scored and 6 goals conceded at home, against 4 goals scored and 8 suffered as a visitor. In the last 6 away games, Bournemouth have 2 wins and 4 defeats, having won 6 points out of 18. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 12 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
The Bournemouth team are having a good time in the English league and in the last game they beat Huddersfield 4-0: the goals were scored by Wilson (3) and Arter. In the away game, coach Eddie Howe should be 4-2-3-1, benefiting from the defensive organization and counterattacks, especially through the wings: Jordan Ibe is primarily responsible for creating the offensive attacks. On the other hand, offensive Wilson is Bournemouth’s top scorer with 3 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Francis, suspended, besides Mings, Federici and Stanislas, injured.
Swansea – Bournemouth : Betting Tips
Swansea – Win Odds: 2.80
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70