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01 Mar 2018 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Swansea vs West Ham Preview

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When? Saturday 3rd March, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Liberty Stadium

What channel is it on? Swansea vs West Ham will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Swansea – https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swanstickets/

West Ham – SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Swansea W1, West Ham W3, D1
Premier League meetings: Swansea W2, West Ham W6, D3
All-time meetings: Swansea W18, West Ham W29, D15

SWANSEA

Predicted line-up: Fabianski; Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson; A. Ayew, Ki, Carroll, Clucas; J. Ayew

Unavailable: Renato Sanches (Injured), Fer (Injured), Bony (Injured), Rangel (Injured)

Doubtful:

WEST HAM

Predicted line-up: Adrian; Collins, Ogbonna, Evra; Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Joao Mario, Cresswell; Lanzini, Arnautovic

Unavailable: Fernandes (Injured), Carroll (Injured), Masuaku (Suspended), Obiang (Injured)

Doubtful: Evra (Injured)

PREDICTION
Carlos Carvalhal’s appointment as Swansea manager has certainly rejuvenated the club’s fortunes as their recent results have given them a decent chance of beating the drop this season. However, they do go into this upcoming fixture with West Ham lying in the bottom three due to a lesser goal difference then that of their relegation rivals.

Their opponents find themselves lying 13th in the table at present but there is only a three-point buffer separating the two sides. This could be completely eroded should Swansea pick up a vital win at the Liberty Stadium, something that they are more than capable of even after that heavy defeat away at Brighton last weekend.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The 2016 festive period saw Swansea and West Ham face off at the Liberty Stadium and there was plenty of late Christmas cheer for the visitors. That was because the Hammers managed to record a comfortable 4-1 win in South Wales. With Andre Ayew opening the scoring against what was then his former club it was never going to be a good day for the Swans, something that was evident by the time the final whistle was blown. The win was also West Ham’s first league win at Swansea since April 1983 in what was then the Football League Division One.


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