Swansea – Crystal Palace
Swansea welcomes Crystal Palace in a match from the 19th round of the English Premier League.
Swansea are currently placed at the last 20th place in the Premier League standings. The Swans’ record so far is 12 points from 3 wins, 3 draws and 12 defeats. The Welsh team surely have to improve its performance, if they want to survive. In their last five matches Swansea lost four times and achieved one win over West Bromwich Albion at home.
Meanwhile Crystal Palace are continuing to improve under the managament of Roy Hodgson. Palace started the new campaign in a terrible fashion, but now they are unbeaten in their last five matches. They also in a run of two consecutive wins, recorded against Watford and Leicester City.
Crystal Palace are a great example how a team could improve after a change of the manager. Roy Hodgson is now proving that he’s an experienced and capable manager, who can revive a team that’s facing difficulties. But the Londoners can’t be too calm about their future in the league. Although they are moving very well lately, Crystal Palace are just two points above the relegation zone in the Premier League. Their mission for survival is just beginning.
Let’s have a look at the team news before the clash.
Swansea will be without the injured Wilfried Bony and Botti Bia Bi, while Sung-Yueng Ki is doubtful for the match. The good news come from the recovery of Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer, who now fit and ready to return on the pitch.
In the same time Crystal Palace can’t use the suspended striker Christian Benteke, while Mamadou Sakho, Joel Ward and Damien Delaney are currently injured. Roy Hodgson will be happy to know that Connor Wickham is back to training after recovering from a serious injury