Swansea v West Brom Betting Tips & Odds – 09/12/17

Swansea v West Brom Betting Tips & Odds – 09/12/17

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Swansea v West Brom Betting Tips & Odds

In our Swansea v West Brom betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.

Overview

Paul Clement’s Swansea City welcome West Brom to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday for a massive clash at the foot of the Premier League table. The hosts come into this one at the foot of the division following a shocking start to the campaign which has seen them pick up just nine points so far. They’ve won just one of their last twelve league games and they really need to get something here or they could potentially be six points away from safety which is a big gap. The visitors make the trip to South Wales in a dire situation themselves, with them currently just four points and three places above the Swans in the standings. This clash will also give new manager Alan Pardew another chance to claim his first win as Baggies boss since replacing Tony Pulis at the end of November, he drew his first game against former club Crystal Palace (0-0) last weekend.

Paul Clement Swansea

Paul Clement’s men have won just one of their last twelve league games

Time’s running out for Clement

It’s been a shocking start to the new season all round for Swansea which has seen boss Paul Clement get put under some serious pressure. The former Derby County boss came in to replace Bob Bradley back in January and sparked an incredible recover to keep them up, despite them looking as good as gone when he arrived. Now he has to repeat those heroics to keep City in the top flight again and to be frank it doesn’t look promising for their fans, with them winning just two of their opening fifteen games this season. This Swans side have looked completely different to the one that launched that great escape last term, with them desperately missing the likes of Fernando Llorente & Gylfi Sigurdsson who were both sold in the summer.

Wilfried Bony and Renato Sanches were the standout arrivals at the Liberty in the summer to replace the departing duo and the pair have really struggled to fit into their new surroundings. Sanches in particular has been one of the disappointments of the season after arriving with a huge reputation from Bayern Munich. He was in action last weekend when Swansea were beaten yet again, this time by another struggler in Stoke City. The Swans took the lead through Wilfried Bony’s fine effort after 3 minutes which was his first PL goal for the club since returning, before collapsing in the final four minutes of the first half. Goals from Diouf & Shaqiri ensured that they left empty handed and it’s put some extra pressure on them here to get a positive result – which Clement really needs.

Wilfried Bony Swansea City

Wilfried Bony’s first Premier League goal since returning to Swansea wasn’t enough for them to claim a victory against Stoke last weekend

Thirteen without a win for the Baggies

Swansea’s opposition here comes in the form of West Brom who’ve made some big changes over the last few weeks. The board made the decision to part company with experienced boss Tony Pulis after two years at the club back on 20th November, replacing him with former Crystal Palace & Newcastle manager Alan Pardew. It’s a move that initially split some of the Albion supporters so he has a bit of work to do in order to win them over, so it’s essential that he gets his first three points on the board as soon as possible. After Swansea they face the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool & Arsenal so every point they pick up in the meantime will be absolutely crucial – starting here. Pardew made his Albion debut last weekend when they were held to a goalless draw by another struggler in Crystal Palace.

Pardew would’ve been encouraged by some of the things he saw from his team, with them showing the initiative to try and win the game against a well organised Palace side. The Baggies dominated possession and opportunities but a lack of composure really cost them going on and taking the game by the scruff of the neck. We’re expecting them to get plenty more opportunities here against a Swansea side that’s in dreadful form at the moment and it’s just a case of the Baggies taking them. They haven’t won away from home since August at Burnley – which is their only victory on the road to date – which is a very concerning statistic and needs eradicating soon if they’re to climb away from trouble. This game is a realistic opportunity for them to get back on track but we’re expecting them to find it tough against a City side that’s fighting for their lives, so a draw looks like the most likely option.

West Brom

West Brom were last in action away from home back on 25th November when they picked up a shock point against Spurs at Wembley (1-1)

Odds

This may not be the biggest game in the Premier League but it will mean an awful lot to both of the clubs involved, who’re in desperate need of a victory. The hosts come into the weekend at the foot of the division and they really need their luck to change soon. Paul Clement’s men have won just two of their opening fifteen but they do actually come into this one as favourites with SkyBet, with them priced up at 13/8 to win. The visitors haven’t fared much better this season either, with them making the trip to South Wales just four points above their opponents in the standings. Their poor start saw Tony Pulis sacked and replaced by Alan Pardew, who’s still looking for his first win since replacing Welshmen and if you think it’ll come here you can get them at 19/10 with betfair.

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