Swans took a tough home loss against Southampton in midweek which leaves their survival hopes slim at best. They have to make up a nine-point goal-difference to Southampton to get safe but that of course is if only the Welsh club win this and the Saints lose against Man City. Do Swansea have that kind of goals in them? They face up to Stoke who have dropped to the bottom of the pile and look to be in a real mess.
Swansea 10/11, Draw 12/5, Stoke 3/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
Miracles do happen. Swansea need a huge one on the final day of the season. After a four-match losing streak and no win in their last eight, this is the situation for Swansea. They have to win this and overturn a nine-goal deficit in the goal-difference to that of Southampton, who they need to lose against Man City. While Man City are capable of course of running up a few goals, Swansea have scored in just two of their last eight league games (two goals in total). So it’s hard to see the Welsh club making a huge impact in front of goal. They have lost their last two on home soil both 1-0 defeats and that is part of an overall record of W6 D3 L9 that they have at the Liberty Stadium for the season. In total, the Swans have only come up with sixteen home goals all season in their eighteen games played and only 33% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. Under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes is at 21/20 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:06 p.m.) and as much as Swansea need to come out and get goals, it’s hard to see them producing them. They have looked really poor going forward.
Stoke have had nothing short of a disastrous season. They are now winless in their last thirteen and there is some unrest at the club. The Potters are winless in their last thirteen away games in the top flight and they have scored just the thirteen goals all season on their travels. There has been a clean sheet for them in just 17% of their away games. They have managed just the one goal in their last four road games and in the Ladbrokes correct score market a Swansea 1-0 is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:06 p.m.). It is hard to see what focus the visitors are going to have in this one. They just need to get to the end of the season and rebuild somehow, have a good clear out at the club. 65% of the goals that Stoke have conceded on their travels have been in the second half of matches so maybe a half-time draw wouldn’t be a bad poke. They have conceded an average of just over two goals per game away from home this season and there may not even be any respite for them in this one.
Stoke were 2-1 home winners over the Swans earlier this season and the Welsh club have won just one of their last five Premier League games against the Potters (D1 L3). So it is not a great head to head record that they have going. Three of the last four games between them have produced at least three goals and Swansea won this corresponding fixture last season 2-0.
Back the Swans to go out and do their part in getting three points on the board. It is unlikely that they get a hatful of goals though, even against a Stoke side who are a total shambles at the moment. Home win but still relegation for the Swans.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Swansea dropped into the relegation zone on Saturday with a loss out at Bournemouth. They couldn’t put anything together on the day and are going to have to play much better in their remaining games than that if they want to get safe. This is the big one for both of these. They are sat level on points, the Saints just outside the drop zone on goal difference. What a difference three points would make in this one for either side.
Southampton 6/4, Swansea 15/8, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 00:06 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)
The Swans are now in considerable trouble. They are on a three-match losing streak in the Premier League and failed to hit the back of the net in any of those. In fact, Swansea have failed to score in five of their last seven league games (two goals in total). This will most likely be a low scoring, tight and tense game and under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:45 pm. on May 6th, 2018). Swansea’s home record for the season is W6 D3 L8 and they have only lost one of their last six league home games, so that’s been pretty good (W4 D1). Even though they are level on points with Southampton they are worse off because of a far inferior goal difference to the Saints. So really it has to be three points or nothing for them. However, they were poor going forward in their loss against Bournemouth on the weekend, really not creating anything. They have totalled just the sixteen goals in their seventeen home games this season and only 35% of their home games have made it above the 2.5 goal line. Throw the stressful situation on top and this is a game that neither want to, or can afford to, lose. Swansea are without a clean sheet in their last three home games and 69% of the goals that they have produced at the Liberty Stadium have been in the second half of matches.
Southampton are undefeated in their last three games (W1 D2) and after their home win over Bournemouth in hat sequence, they went to Everton on the weekend and so nearly got themselves three points, but conceded an equaliser in the final minute. How costly will that prove to be? But at least they are showing resilience and some sign of a fight. They have scored in four of their last five league games and that could be a telling difference between these two in South Wales. In the bet365 correct score market a Southampton 1-0 is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:45 pm. on May 6th, 2018). Three points could be crucial here for Southampton because they have to face Manchester City on the final day of the season so points are going to be harder to come by for them there. But if they take three points here and with their goal difference advantage that should be enough to get them safe. The Saints are just D2 L3 in their last five away games (scoring in just two of those) but this is the time to make it count on the road.
There was a share of the points when the two met at St Mary’s earlier this season with a 0-0 draw. Three of the last four league meetings have ended under 1.5 goals so that could be a good trend. Southampton have a slight edge in the recent head to head having gone W3 D1 L1 against Swansea. Swansea took a win on home soil in last season’s meeting though, bagging a 1-0 success.
Swansea just are putting so little together going forward that Southampton look the more realistic winners of the two here. It’s not as if the Saints are great up front, they aren’t, of the two sides they just carry more offensive threats. Away win.
7th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries are stuck in a poor run of form with them having lost three straight games, including last weekend’s south coast derby at Southampton. But they have been playing alright, just without the rewards. Swansea will be looking for survival points at the Vitality Stadium on their visit on Saturday as the Welsh club head into the next round of matches just a point away from safety.
Bournemouth 6/5, Swansea 21/10, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 8:08 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)
The form of the Cherries just isn’t there at the moment and they are winless in five and have lost their last three straight. They did alright against rivals Southampton at St Mary’s last weekend but still ended up losing 2-1 because their defence has lost its way considerably. The Cherries have conceded at least two goals in each of their last five league games. They are W6 D5 L7 this season on home soil and their last two defeats there have been excusable ones against top four sides. Only two of their home losses this season have been against sides currently sixth or lower. So that’s pretty respectable. They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last twelve at home, which isn’t. Both teams to score with Ladbrokes is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:44 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). 72% of Bournemouth’s home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals so that is another decent trend you could follow. The Cherries mathematically are not safe with two to play, but three points can get them there.
The Swans are in bigger trouble as they are only a point above the drop zone so they are a little more desperate for the three points. They will have huge games coming up after this against Southampton and Stoke at home, so there is still a good chance of survival. Anything out of this would be a bonus. The Swans have won only two away games all season (D6 L10) so it’s hard to back them with a lot of confidence really. They are currently on a seven-match winless streak of form away from home in the top flight and they are without a clean sheet in any of their last three. Overall they have only managed to tally the 11 goals away from the Liberty Stadium this season. In the Ladbrokes correct score market the shortest priced option is the 1-1 draw at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:44 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Given what is ahead of them still, the Swans may be a little more focused on avoiding defeat in this one. A point could be pretty precious for them. They have conceded 1.7 goals per away game this season though.
There was a 0-0 draw when the two met at the Liberty Stadium back in November. That snapped a three-match winning streak that the Cherries were on against Swansea. They are unbeaten in their five previous Premier League encounters with the Swans and the Cherries have netted at least two goals in each of their four Premier League successes against them. Seven of the last nine meetings have gone over 2.5 goals.
Swansea have come through a couple of difficult games without success and they are just struggling again. Bournemouth does look the more likely of the two to go and snap their winless streak. They have far more to offer going forward and their defence may have an easier time in this. Home win.
2nd May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Swansea never really had a chance in their heavy defeat at Man City on the weekend, so the Swans can write that off and move on. This is another tricky game for them though as they look for points to try and get safe for the season. Chelsea moved through to the FA Cup final last weekend and turn back to league action hoping to get some pressure on Spurs for that fourth place finish.
Chelsea 1/2, Draw 3/1, Swansea 11/2* (Betting Odds taken at 6:25 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)
Swansea would really not have expected to have gotten anything out of their trip to Man City on the weekend and with a 5-0 loss that’s exactly what happened. But is back to home soil where they are on a good five-match unbeaten streak of form (W4 D1). That should give them some confidence. The threat of relegation is still there for them but even a point out of this could prove crucial. The Swans start the weekend four points clear of the drop zone. Overall this season Swansea are W6 D3 L7 on home soil but most of the good stuff has come since Carlos Carvalhal came in as boss. The Swans have scored in each of their last five home games and both teams to score at bet365 is at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 1:14 a.m. on April 24th, 2018). Swansea have averaged a goal per game at home so far this season and just 38% of their home fixtures have made it above the 2.5 goal line. So this may not be a high scoring affair as the Swans will try and battle for a precious point by staying tight. 69% of Swansea’s home goals have come after the half time break, so a half-time draw may be a good option too.
The Blues put themselves into the FA Cup final with a win over Southampton on the weekend and with Spurs dropping league points recently, the Blues are trying to close down a five-point gap to the Lilywhites in the race for fourth place. It’s unlikely but the Blues just have to keep winning and hope. Chelsea have won their last two league games, both away from home. Both of those were one-goal margin successes over Southampton and Burnley. Chelsea’s last three league wins have been all by a one-goal margin and Chelsea to win by a one-goal margin is at 5/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:25 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018). Overall this season Chelsea have produced a W9 D3 L5 sequence of form and three of their four away defeats have happened in their last five road games. Chelsea don’t look totally on point at the moment but they have beaten each of the other four who are currently sat in the bottom five (away games). Chelsea scored at least three goals in each of those wins as well. In the bet365 correct score market, a conservative Chelsea 1-0 result is at 5/1 odds with a 6/1 on a Chelsea 2-0* (all Betting Odds taken at 6:25 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018). Chelsea have averaged 1.8 goals per away game this season.
Chelsea were 1-0 home winners over Swansea earlier in the season at Stamford Bridge. That is back to back wins they have taken over Swansea in the top flight now. However, they are only W2 D2 L1 in their last five league outings against the Welsh club. The Blues have taken just the one point from their last two league visits to the Liberty Stadium.
Chelsea don’t look thoroughly convincing, but they should have enough and be able to create enough to edge their way past Swansea. They will be feeling much better about themselves after their FA Cup success last weekend. Away win but both teams to score.
26th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It will be party time at the Etihad on the weekend as the Citizens can celebrate their title win. Manchester United’s loss at home against West Brom last weekend gave City the title in a bit of an anticlimax. Regardless, City will look to mark the occasion with another home win which could leave some pressure on Swansea who are just above the drop zone.
Man City 1/7, Draw 7/1, Swansea 14/1* (Betting Odds taken at 4:36 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)
The Citizens will get to celebrate winning the league title as they step out at the Etihad on the weekend. They probably would have liked to have been in a position of winning the league title with victory in this one, but that’s not the way it panned out. City were superb last weekend in landing a 3-1 win at Spurs, especially after the rough run of form that they had over the previous week or so. City’s long winning streak at home was broken with a loss against rivals Manchester United in their last home game, but that’s just part of a W14 D1 L1 record they have posted on home soil. The Citizens will probably look to enjoy themselves in this one and they have averaged 3.31 goals per home game this season. So a Man City 3-0 correct score option at Betfair for 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:36 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) isn’t a bad option to consider really. Either way, City are going to be value to back to win to nil, having conceded at under a goal per game on average this season. City have scored in all of their home games this season and 68% of their home goals have been in the second half of matches.
Not a great game for Swansea to face given their position in the league. They still have big relegation concerns and are on a four-match winless streak of form (D3 L1) after playing out a home draw with Everton on the weekend. Their away form isn’t great either with a winless streak of six going away from the Liberty Stadium. Overall they have only won twice on their travels this season (D6 L9) and they can’t really be expecting too much out of this one. The Swans have returned only 11 away goals all season in the league and 64% of their away goals have come in the second half of matches. They have at least scored in five of their last seven away games but it hasn’t been enough to get themselves the wins that they have needed often enough. At the back they have taken just the one clean sheet in their last six league outings home and away. They are going to be vulnerable here, especially given the occasion but they may well be able to keep the game under 3.5 goals which is 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:36 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) at Betfair. Following this they face Chelsea and then have to really put their survival stock in their easier three games at the end of the season.
The Citizens romped to a 4-0 win at the Liberty Stadium back in December and that is a four-match winning streak that they are on against the Swans in all competitions now. They are unbeaten in their last eleven Premier League games against the Welsh outfit and have won all previous six home matches in the EPL against Swansea. Each of City’s last three home wins against them have been by a 2-1 scoreline. Both teams have scored in eight of the last nine clashes in all competitions.
Manchester City will probably just go out and enjoy the smiles in this one. That could make them extra dangerous, because if they are relaxed and creative, Swansea could be in for a bruising afternoon. City to win to nil.
18th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Swans have been picking up enough points here and there to just about keep their heads above water. There are just the four points between themselves and the drop zone still though. Everton comes for a visit on the weekend having collected a good point in their Merseyside duel with Liverpool last weekend. They haven’t produced much away form this season though.
Swansea 7/5, Everton 21/10, Draw 21/20* (Betting Odds taken at 11:22 p.m. on April 9th, 2018)
Swans collected a point out at West Brom last weekend leaving them with a W1 D2 L1 record in their last four games. They have only lost twice since January 2nd so have been doing alright. At home, they are running on a four-match winning streak at the moment having beaten both Arsenal and Liverpool in that sequence as well. Overall this season Swansea are W6D2 L7 at the Liberty Stadium, but their form has upped. They haven’t been prolific in front of goal for most of the season and have just the fifteen home goals. So under 2.5 goals at William Hill for this one is at 3/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:11 p.m. on April 10th, 2018). It really doesn’t matter at this point in what manner wins appear, as long as they keep coming. Swansea have scored 10 of their 15 home games this season in the second half of matches. In the William Hill Correct Score market a Swansea 1-0 option is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:11 p.m. on April 10th, 2018).
The Toffees don’t have any away form going for them having lost five of their last six road games. They had lost five in a row before squeaking past Stoke in their last away games. That was just Everton’s second away win of the entire season (D5 L9) so they can’t exactly be trusted on their travels. They have only produced the twelve away goals all season having failed to score in 38% of their games away from Goodison. They have conceded a goal in each of their last six on the road though and there’s nothing to really suggest that they can make a good go of this. A 0-0 half time correct score is probably worth considering though at 6/4 odds with William Hill* (Betting Odds taken at 3:11 p.m. on April 10th, 2018). Everton have their mid-table place starting the weekend in ninth and really only one place higher is the best that they could realistically end the season with.
Everton were big 3-1 winners at home against Swansea earlier in the season. They did, however, win this corresponding fixture last season 1-0 and in the last five Premier League meetings things are slightly in Swansea’s favour with a W2 D2 L1 record against Everton. Swansea are undefeated in their last four at home against Everton in all competitions (W2 D2). Five of the last seven meetings in all competitions have ended under 2.5 goals.
Swansea can nab the points in this one and punch themselves up the table towards safety. Everton just aren’t all that reliable away from home to really warrant putting a lot of stock into. Settle on the home win.
12th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Managerless and bottom of the Premier League. That is where West Brom are at right now as they can’t wait to put this nightmare of a season behind them. Their long losing streak continued last weekend against Burnley and safety is a long way off. Swansea still have their own relegation concerns starting only three points above the drop zone.
West Brom 6/4, Swansea 2/1, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 9:47 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
The Baggies will try and snap an eight-match losing streak of Premier League form when they step out against Burnley on the weekend. It’s been shockingly bad from them and the defeats have kept rolling in despite them having scored in four of their last five games home and away. The Baggies have conceded at least two goals in all but one of their last eight games and because of that over 2.5 goals at BetVictor may well be worth a flutter at 7/5 odds. The Baggies have lost their last four at the Hawthorns, conceding at least two goals in each of those defeats and scoring in each of them. They have actually scored in each of their last six home games, so it is their defence which is just letting them down badly. Both teams to score may have some appeal for the game as well as that has happened in four of West Brom’s last five games. Their overall home record for the season is W2 D7 L7 and they aren’t going to just keep on losing. Things will inevitably change, will Alan Pardew’s departure spark something to life with the club?
Swansea are not clear of relegation worries yet but they have lost only two of their last nine league games. Both defeats in that sequence were on the road though and they have failed to win any of their last five away from the Liberty Stadium. The Swans have only won twice on their travels this season (D5 L9) and they have only managed to come up with the ten goals in their sixteen road games at an average of 0.6 goals per game. Just 38% of their road games have managed to get above 2.5 goals and if this one goes that way it could be trouble for the Swans. They have failed to hit the back of the net in their last two road games. Of the goals that they have managed to score on their travels, 60% of them have been after the after half time break. They have only been ahead at half time twice away from home so far this season. Jordan Ayew is the only Swansea player to have managed more than one away goal for them this season and he is still suspended. Tammy Abraham who came in the second half of last weekend’s’ loss against Manchester United and impressed is a 7/4 anytime goalscorer option with BetVictor* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018).
Swansea collected three points when they hosted West Brom back in December. That is back to back wins they have collected over the Baggies in the Premier League now and have lost just one of their last five against them too (W3 D1 L1). So they have a bit of form, but the Baggies are unbeaten in their last three at home against Swansea, winning two.
Swansea are not rocking along away from home so maybe there is a chance here for the Baggies to at least stop the losing rot. A point would keep the Swans out of the drop zone and on the road, they would probably settle for that.
5th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils have come in for stick recently for their performances but they are going along alright in the top flight, riding a three-match winning streak and sitting in second place. It can’t be all that bad. Swansea’s are still fighting the tides of relegation and head into the weekend just the three points ahead of the drop zone.
Manchester United 2/9, Draw 5/1, Swansea 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 04:23 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)
The Red Devils have won their last three Premier League games, and in that stretch downed both Chelsea and Liverpool so they must be doing something right. They haven’t been playing with a lot of style though but wins are wins. Manchester United hold a superb W12 D2 L1 record at home this season in the Premier League and they are on a four-match winning streak on home soil, scoring at least two goals in each of those victories. Overall they are unbeaten now in seven at Old Trafford (W5 D2) and in the William Hill correct score market a Manchester United 2-0 result is at 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:27 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) and looks good value. Regardless, considering that Manchester United have given up only the seven goals on home soil this season then just covering a Manchester United to win to nil wager should appeal also. United have scored 61% of their goals at Old Trafford in the second half of matches this season and they have scored in 93% of their home fixtures. They will have tougher games to come than this one.
The Swans have lost just one of their last eight league games now (W4 D3 L1) and that has boosted their survival chances. They are still only the three points away from the drop zone though heading into the weekend, in what is a tough fixture so they are not clear of the woods just yet. Swansea are D3 L1 in their last four away games and have still only won twice on their travels all season. Their last two away games has seen them fail to win at Brighton and Huddersfield, so it would be something if a shock if they went to Old Trafford and rolled out a victory. In their last nine games, they have only managed to score more than one goal in two of those fixtures and they have tallied only the ten away goals all season so far which is a pretty poor return. It’s not enough to suggest that they can raid Old Trafford. It could be a long afternoon for them and 61% of the goals that they have shipped this season on the road have been in the second half of games so a half-time draw at William Hill does offer some appeal for this fixture.
The Red Devils have beaten Swansea twice already this season, both times at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League and EFL Cup. United are now on a five-match undefeated streak of form against the Swansea in all competitions. They could only manage a 1-1 draw in this corresponding fixture last season and are actually only W1 D1 L1 in their last three home league games against the Welsh club.
Manchester United’s home record this season backs them up well for a success in this one. Swansea have done well to get themselves clear of the drop zone, but this is just such a difficult away game. Back Manchester United to win to nil.
27th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The relegation situation in the Premier League is fascinating this season. Swansea start the weekend in 13th but are only three points above the drop zone. Huddersfield are basically in the same boat, trailing Swansea on goal difference only. So there is a big three survival points up for grabs as these two meet.
Huddersfield 7/5, Draw 21/10, Swansea 21/10* (Betting Odds taken at 4:06 a.m. on March 6th, 2018)
The Terriers had their mini-revival snapped last weekend, not without surprise, as they lost out at Tottenham. But it is back to home soil where they won their last fixture, a 4-1 success over Bournemouth. That win snapped a five match winless streak of league form that they were on at home (D2 L3) so it was much needed. They still have a tremendous amount of work to do to guarantee safety and they have only averaged around a goal per game on home soil this season. So this is likely to be a low scoring affair so under 2.5 goals at Betfair is at 17/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:23 a.m. on March 6th, 2018). They have conceded in each of their last three home games in the league and have conceded eight in total in their last three home fixtures. Will Swansea be able to hurt them that much though? 67% of the goals that Huddersfield have scored at home this season have been in the first half of matches and they have opened the scoring in eight of their fourteen home games, which is pretty solid from them. You know that you are going to get a lot of spirit and flight from them and this would be an absolutely massive three points for them.
After a harrowing blip against Brighton recently, Swansea got back to winning ways last weekend, smashing West Ham out of the Liberty Stadium park. However, they are winless in three on the road now (D2 L1) and it is their home form which is keeping them afloat. Their last two drawn matches away from the Liberty in the league have been 1-1 affairs and in the Betfair correct score market the 1-1 draw is at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:06 a.m. on March 6th, 2018) and that makes it the shortest priced option available in the said market. Swansea have managed only the ten away goals this season on their travels but they have scored in each of their last four road games. The trouble is they are without a clean sheet in any of their last eleven away from the Liberty Stadium. At the back they have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game. The bulk of the goals that Swansea have scored and conceded away from home this season have been in the second half of matches and they have been 0-0 at half time in five of their road games this season.
Swansea collected a 2-0 home win over the Terriers back in October making it back to back league wins over them. That clash was the first game between them since the 2007/08 League One season so both have come a long way in a decade. In the last five meetings, it is Huddersfield who are ahead 3-2 but you are looking at mostly irrelevant stuff there. Both teams have failed to score in each of the last three meetings.
The draw should have the most appeal in this one as they look to be evenly matched in their survival quests. Swansea don’t have winning form on the road, so the Terriers should be able to collect a good point for themselves in this one.
7th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Swansea took a hard hit last weekend in a big 4-1 defeat out at Brighton which saw the Swans fall back into the relegation zone. Can they respond, especially having had extra work to do in midweek in an FA Cup replay? West Ham also suffered a 4-1 loss last weekend as they were downed by a rampant Liverpool at Anfield.
Swansea 11/8, West Ham 15/8, Draw 2/1* (Betting Odds taken at 04:50 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)
Swans are back in the Premier League relegation zone after a 4-1 away loss at Brighton last weekend. That snapped a five-match undefeated streak of form that they were on (W3 D2). They are on a three-match winning streak at home, part of an overall record of W5 D2 L7 at the Liberty Stadium this season. They need that positive sequence to continue so that they can be in with a chance of getting back out of the bottom three. Swansea have only scored the eleven home goals in the league this season while they have conceded at a rate of 1.3 goals per game. But two of their last three wins have been by a 1-0 scoreline and in the Betfair correct score market a 1-0 Swansea win is at 7/1 with only the 1-1 shorter priced at 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:31 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Just 36% of their home games in the league have gone over 2.5 goals so this is probably going to be a low scoring affair. Swansea have scored 73% of their home goals in the second half of matches this season. The Swans have actually have failed to score in 43% of their home matches.
The Hammers took another way pounding last weekend in a 4-1 loss at Liverpool, which followed a 3-1 loss at Brighton in their previous away game. So that leaves the Irons with just the one win in their last five away games and they have shipped in each of their last five road games now. Overall they have conceded at an average of 2.2 goals per away game this season and 53% of their road games have gone over 3.5 goals this season. They are on an eleven match scoring streak in the Premier League and they have netted in each of their last seven on the road so that does suggest that they are at least going to get on the board in the game. The Hammers have netted in each of their last seven away games. They will also have the advantage of being fresher as Swansea were in midweek FA Cup replay action while the Hammers were resting up. West Ham are W2 D5 L8 for the season away from home and both of the wins were by a three-goal margin. Two-thirds of the goals they have conceded away from home have come in the second half of matches. Only Stoke have a worse away record than the Hammers do this season.
The Swans slipped to a 1-0 loss out at West Ham back in September and that is back to back 1-0 defeats that they have suffered in the top flight against the Irons. West Ham are on a three-match winning streak against the Swans in the top flight and have lost just two of the previous eleven Premier League fixtures against the Welsh club (W6 D4 L2). The Hammers ran out big 4-1 winners in last season’s corresponding fixture and each of the last four meetings have either produced a 1-0 home win or a 4-1 away win.
Swansea have been producing well on home soil and it’s worth having a look at them to take down the Hammers who have not been very good at the back in defence away from home recently. The Swans need that home form to continue.
27th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting