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
The Swans don’t look like losing at the moment and that is going to be important in this one. They start just a point behind Brighton in that congested fight for survival in the bottom half of the table. Whoever can churn out the win in this one would be feeling a lot better about their chances of staying up afterwards.
Brighton 6/5, Draw 2/1, Swansea 13/5* (Betting Odds taken at 00:44 a.m. on February 20th, 2018)
The Seagulls are unbeaten in three league games now which is keeping them out of the drop zone, but only just. That’s five points in their last three games they have picked up and the win in that sequence did happen at home in their last fixture at the Amex against West Ham. The Seagulls are W2 D2 L1 in their last five home games in the top flight at the moment so they are working hard to keep themselves up. They have scored 15 goals in their 13 home games this season and it’s hard to imagine that this is going to be a high scoring game. Under 1.5 goals at William Hill is at 6/4 while a 1-0 home win over the Seagulls returns odds of 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 7.35 p.m. on February 20th, 2018). The half time draw option looks a pretty solid proposition for the game too as Brighton have been level at the break in eight of their home games this term. They are actually without a clean sheet in any of their last three home games, but they aren’t facing a particularly potent Swansea side. Of their 15 home goals scored this season, 11 of them have been in the second half of their games at the Amex.
Swansea have strung together a five-match undefeated streak of league form (W3 D2) which has been a fantastic recovery from them and they are looking a decent option to actually stay up whereas at the end of the year they were odds-on favourites to drop. They are unbeaten in three on the road now (W1 D2), drawing their last two and both of those were 1-1 draws out at Newcastle and Leicester. Swansea have only won two games away from home this season and their tally of away goals stands at just the nine, so they have not been a major threat on their travels so there is still plenty of room for improvement. The Swans have managed a clean sheet in just 23% of their away games this season so far and they have not been able to pick one up in any of their last ten away from the Liberty Stadium. They are the lowest scoring side in the top flight heading into the weekend with just the twenty goals on the road from their 27 games. At the end of the day, avoiding defeat against a side in a very similar position to them could be pretty important in the bigger picture of survival. Both teams not to score at William Hill is at 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6.48 p.m. on February 20th, 2018).
The Seagulls collected a 1-0 win at Swansea earlier this season in the league and that continued a trend of low scoring games between the two. Four of the last five games have produced fewer than two goals in none of those five games saw both teams scored in. Swansea are W3 D1 L1 up in the last five meetings across against competitions against the Seagulls.
The draw has the most appeal in this one which neither would be totally disappointed or satisfied by. Swansea are still lacking the goals to go and make a huge case for themselves at the Amex. Draw.
22nd February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Swansea are bubbling along and they collected another precious potential survival point in a draw against Leicester on the weekend. They had to squeeze in an FA Cup replay in midweek, but they should be competitive still in this one. Burnley surprised a lot of punters by holding Man City to a draw at Turf Moor on the weekend. It’s been a long time since they won a league match though.
Swansea 6/4, Draw 2/1, Burnley 2/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 2:16 a.m.)
Hats off to the Swans for putting a good four-match unbeaten streak of form together in the Premier League (W2 D2). They were looking down out at on Boxing Day after a loss at Anfield, but their response since that 5-0 hammering against Liverpool has been fantastic. Carlos Carvalhal has installed belief in them and they look confident. They should after winning back to back league games at the Liberty Stadium against Liverpool and Arsenal. Those can be seen as bonus points, but they will count for nothing of course if they go and lose in fixtures against the less stern opposition. Overall this season Swansea are W4 D2 L7 at home and they are W2 D1 L1 in their last four in South Wales. Swansea do have only the one clean sheet in their last ten league games but three of their four home wins this season have been with one. A Swansea to win to nil wager at Bet365 returns odds of 13/5* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 2:16 a.m.). Just 38% of their league home games this season have managed to make it over 2.5 goals so this will probably be a low scoring affair too.
Burnley’s last four league games and their last three away from home have failed to make it over 2.5 goals. 77% of all of their games this term have gone under 2.5 goals. Burnley battled superbly to pick up a home point against Man City on the weekend. But league wins are eluding them still as that is now a nine-match winless streak that they are on and they are winless in six out on the road as well (D3 L3). So there are problems, therefore, them and they have failed to score in four of their last six away games which is a massive problem for them. Both teams not to score with bet365 is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 2:16 a.m.). Burnley have tallied the twelve goals in their thirteen away games this season and have only averaged a goal per game exactly against. They have, however, conceded in each of their last five league games home and away. Their weekend opponents Swansea are just one of two sides to have scored fewer goals than they have done this season.
Burnley were convincing 2-0 home winners against Swansea earlier in the season but it is Swansea who are up in the previous five Premier League meetings overall. Swansea are 4-1 ahead now over the Clarets from their EPL comings-together and the Swans won three of those by a 1-0 scoreline and all four of their victories over the Clarets were by a one goal margin only. Burnley have failed to win any of their last eight visits in all competitions to Swansea.
Swansea are going well enough to take a win in this one and this would be another three huge points towards their survival. Burnley are on a long winless streak and against a rejuvenated Swans, they may struggle to break that. Home win by a one-goal margin looks value.
7th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Foxes will be looking to make it three straight wins at the King Power in the Premier League as they play host to the relegation-threatened Swansea. Leicester have been pretty decent on home soil, but Swansea, under Carlos Carvalhal seem to really be getting their survival act together. They are unbeaten in two out on the road and are looking more fired up than they have been at any other point this season.
Leicester 4/6, Draw 29/10, Swansea 5/1* (Betting Odds taken on January 30th, 2018 at 9:30 p.m.)
The Foxes have won their last two league outings at the King Power and have suffered only the one defeat in their last six there in the top flight (W4 D1 L1) so it has been pretty good for them. They have won their last three home games with a clean sheet as well and Leicester to win to nil at Betfair is at 13/8 odds* (betting odds taken January 31st at 6:22 p.m.). The overall home form of Leicester this season is W6 D2 L4 and now they have scored at least two goals in all but of their last six on home soil. So they have been pretty consistent and that could be enough to trouble the Swans. Only twice this season have Leicester failed to score in a home game and on both occasions, they lost (against Man City and Crystal Palace). So they appear to be shaping up pretty well and Jamie Vardy is the 11/10 anytime goalscorer favourite at Betfair for the game* (betting odds taken January 31st at 5:15 p.m.). The Foxes have been good in getting themselves in front in matches as they have score the opening goal in seven of their twelve home games this season.
Grit. Determination. Team spirit. They are the qualities need to survive a relegation battle and that is what Swansea are showing at the moment. Back to back shock wins over Liverpool and Arsenal saw them climb their way out of the relegation zone temporarily in midweek and it leaves them with a very good return of seven points in their last three games. The two successes though were at home so will they be able to handle themselves on the road, having won just twice away from the Liberty Stadium all season long? Swansea are actually undefeated in their last two away games, having beaten Watford and then drawn at Newcastle. So it’s positive stuff from them overall and this momentum under new boss Carlos Carvalhal needs to keep going. They have a solid chance of survival right now with the recent form behind them but they have only managed the eight goals on their travels this season and they have gone without a clean sheet in any of their last nine games now. Defensively they are doing so much better at the moment and under 2.5 goals at Betfair is going to be worth a look. They probably wouldn’t be unhappy with a point out of this fixture.
Leicester were 2-1 winners on their trip to the Liberty Stadium earlier in the season. They are on a massive seven-match winning streak at home against Swansea now in all competitions and they have lost just one of their last six games home and away against the Swans. Both teams have scored in just two of the last seven meetings between the two.
Swansea have been improving lately but they may find the going a little tough against the Foxes at the King Power. Leicester have been a solid home side recently and may just have that extra creative edge to go and collect another three points.
31st January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Swansea have started to show a little bit of fight and there is a chance that they could actually get out of the drop zone on Tuesday night if they can win this fixture. The Swans have improved to only the one loss in their last four league games now and beat Liverpool in their last league home game. Arsenal suffered a disappointing loss in their last away game, will they struggle on the road again? Arsenal are 1/2 at Ladbrokes to collect the win, with the draw at 13/4 and Swansea at 11/2* (Betting Odds taken on January 28th, 2018 at 5:46 p.m.)
The Swans got themselves a huge three points at the Liberty Stadium last time out as they took a shock 1-0 win over Liverpool. Can they follow it up with success against Arsenal too? That win over Liverpool saw them snap a three-match losing streak at home against top-six sides. The Swans have won just three times at home this season (D2 L7) but there have been signs that under Carlos Carvalhal that they have some fight in them. Swansea have produced only the seven goals in their home games this season so if they are going to get any change out of the Gunners then they are going to have to keep the scoreline down so under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes looks to be a good place to start for the fixture. Each of their last three home games have gone under the goal line. Just 33% of Swansea’s games at the Liberty Stadium this season have managed to produce at least three goals. 71% of the goals that the Welsh club have managed to come up with on home soil this season have been in the second half of matches. Swansea have scored the opening goal in just three of their twelve home games.
The Gunners are W3 D4 L5 away from home this season and are winless in two now on their travels. They are just W1 D3 L1 in their last five Premier League away games now and suffered a shock loss at Bournemouth last time out on the road. The Gunners have scored fourteen goals in twelve league games away from the Emirates this season which isn’t a great return from them really and two of their three away wins have been by just the one goal margin as well. Overall though home and away they have scored in each of their last twelve league games. Arsenal have conceded in each of their last three road games though so there have been some vulnerabilities there and both teams to score at Ladbrokes may just be worth a flutter in this one. It will be interesting to see where the goals come from as the recently traded Alexis Sanchez was their top scorer away from home this season (4) with Alexandre Lacazette being the only other Arsenal played to have scored more than one away goal for them this term (2). This may not be the stroll in the park that they would hope that it is going to be.
The Swans lost 2-1 at the Emirates earlier in the season and they are on a three-match losing streak against Arsenal in the Premier League. They were hammered 4-0 in this corresponding fixture last season. However, if you look back over the last eight league meetings, Swansea are W3 D1 L4 against Arsenal, so it’s not too bad. Each of the last five Premier League contests between the two clubs have gone over 2.5 goals and Swansea have won just one of their last six on home soil against Arsenal in all competitions.
Swansea may well be able to dig out a point in this one. They defended well to keep Liverpool off the scoresheet in their last home game and Arsenal haven’t been powerhouses in the league away from home this season. Draw.
29th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting