This match serves as a litmus test to Swansea. After sacking Bob Bradley, many of the supporters expect to see some improvements from the squad.
Currently, the team struggles at the rock bottom part of the league table.
Ranked 19th, they lost their last three matches and conceded three goals. As a matter of fact, a quick look at their records shows that they have been conceding three goals in five of their last six matches.
In addition, their present form is far from being impressive. They have only won twice in their last six matches. Thus, it is not surprising to see them struggle.
Since the Swans are having hard time responding to their opponents’ attacks, it is safe to predict that they will be the last team to score (2.10) to score in this match.
It is expected that Fernando Llorente and Leroy Fer will lead the squad in their attack.
Meanwhile, it is evident that Bournemouth (2.51) is the heavy favorite in this encounter. They have scored in their last six matches against Swansea and there is a high possibility that they will score again in this game. Betting on both teams to score (1.65) would be a good idea.
Bournemouth has a similar form with the host. They too have only managed to secure two wins in their last six matches. But they ranked better. They comfortably sits on the 12th spot and Swansea has only beaten them once in their last six games.
Likewise, it must be noted that in all of their encounters, the Cherries scores an average of two goals. Yet, lately they have been hitting at least three goals.
Considering this aspect at hand, it would be lucrative if one goes for a correct score of 1-3 (20.53).
Date: 31 December 2016
Venue: Liberty Stadium
*All odds may change without prior notice