Swansea v West Brom Prediction & Betting Tips, 9th December 20177th December 2017 / lee
Swansea v West Brom Premier League Preview, 9th December 3.00pm
The Swans badly need three points out of this one as they have sunk to the bottom of the Premier League table. They have taken only the one point in their last six games now and they are struggling badly in front of goal. Alan Pardew will be looking for his first win as West Brom manager having seen them play out a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace last weekend. Swansea are 6/4 favourites to actually win this with the Baggies at 15/8 and the draw at 11/5.
Swansea News and Form
It is really dire straits for Swansea. They are rock bottom of the league and with six defeats and only the one point in their last seven games, it is hard to see where salvation is going to come from. Even though they have the second best defensive record in the bottom half of the table, they aren’t doing enough going forward to back that up. They have failed to score in four of their last five games now. They did get a goal on the board at Stoke last weekend but it was a consultation in a 2-1 defeat. Swansea are W1 D1 L5 at home this season and are winless in their la’s there. They have failed to hit the back of the net in their last two home games and under 2.5 goals at Paddy Power has to be a serious option in this one while under 1.5 goals will have its apparel at 11/8. Swansea have scored only the four home goals this season and they have been trailing at the break in four of their seven home fixtures. They have totalled just the one first half goal this season while five of the ten home goals they have conceded have been in the final fifteen minutes of matches. Only once this season have Swansea scored first at the Liberty Stadium. Tammy Abraham is their shortest priced anytime goalscorer option at 23/10.
West Brom News and Form
The Baggies got their first point under Alan Pardew last weekend as they played out a predictable 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace. That was a point which keeps them out of danger of falling into the bottom three on the weekend at least no matter what happens but only because of goal difference. The Baggies have drawn their last three games but that long winless streak continues with them now having failed to win any of their thirteen league games. Out on the road, they have gone winless in six with a D2 L4 record in that sequence. They are having as much trouble as Swansea are in scoring and they totalled just the four league away goals all season. Only 14% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. The 0-0 draw in the Paddy Power correct score market is shot at 11/2 with the 1-1 draw at 5/1. West Brom have collected only the one clean sheet on their travels this season and no player has managed more than one away goal for them this term. Both teams to score is highly probable going into this one and that is a price for 4/6 with Paddy Power.
Swansea v West Brom Head to Head
There was a home win for each of these in last season’s Premier League meetings. There have been twelve previous Premier League meetings and things are pretty even as Swansea hold a W5 D1 L4 record against the Baggies. The Swans have gone unbeaten in their last three at the Liberty Stadium against West Brom, winning two (both by a one goal margin) and drawing one.
Who will win – Swansea v West Brom Predictions
As this is a duel between two sides who have been struggling all season to find wins, then the draw is a pretty plausible option to consider in this one. Swansea just doesn’t have the goals in them to threaten and the Baggies will need a little time to get up and running under the new boss.
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