With just 1 win from their last 8 games, to the casual observer it looks as though Swansea City are careering towards Premier League relegation without putting up much of a struggle. In truth, their recent performances probably warranted a greater haul of points than they actually got – in 3 of their 6 defeats on this run they have lost by just 1 goal.
Stoke City’s 3-1 win over Hull City last weekend was their first win in 6. The Potters have a nasty habit of finishing seasons weakly, and 2016/17 looks like being a similar story for Mark Hughes’ men. Stoke City have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 6 outings and have won just 3 games away from the Britannia all season.
In the reverse fixture between the 2 back in late October, Stoke City managed a comprehensive 3-1 over Swansea City. A Wilfried Bony double either side of an Alfie Mawson own goal helped the Potters to an impressive win that day. Read our match prediction and Swansea City vs Stoke City betting tips below.
Saturday’s forthcoming fixture, Swansea City are the side with everything to play for and everything to lose. Stoke City have been going through the motions a bit and you get the feeling that they won’t really fancy matching Swansea’s effort at the Liberty Stadium this weekend. I’m predicting a home win and 3 massive points for Paul Clement’s team.
Ladbrokes odds of 23/10 for Swansea City to win the game outright are worth considering as are their odds of 4/5 for both teams to score. You can put those combinations together at odds of 7/2 with the same bookmaker.