Match Preview: Swansea vs. West Ham United

Swansea could be easily seen as the heavy favorite in this match since this is set in their own turf.

 

More often than not, squads perform best in their own territory and the host is not exempt from exploiting this particular advantage.

 

Compared to the visitor, the Swans do not really have injury concerns to attend except for Ki Sung-yueng and Federico Fernandez.

 

With this regard, Bob Bradley has all the leeway to organize his attacking options and secure the full three points in this encounter.

 

In their most recent match, the Swans smashed the Hammers with four massive goals, whilst limiting the latter with just one goal.

 

Prior to that, they have also forced the visitors to settle for an even steven finish twice.

 

Considering this aspects at hand, going for Swansea (2.76) is a profitable choice.

 

However, it cannot be fully assumed that the host alone will monopolize the scoring. Both teams are expected to score in this match  (1.63). West Ham is a highly competitive squad and will do everything to prevent a clean sheet.

 

As a matter of fact, the visitor manifests the possibility of snatching the limelight away from Swansea.

 

West Ham has a better form and has a higher rank. They currently occupy the 13th spot of the league table, whilst the host struggles at the relegation zone.
Swansea is ranked 19th and has only earned 12 points. In addition, they lost three of their last six matches whereas West Ham is unbeaten in four of its last six encounters.

 

Thus, it would be great to consider the possibility that this match, at the very least would end in a draw (3.32) or with West Ham dominating the whole encounter (2.76).

 

Date: 26 December 2016

Venue: Liberty Stadium

 

*All odds may change without prior notice

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