Swansea City vs Arsenal 10/31/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Arsenal vs Swansea City
Saturday 31st October 2015 10:00(ET)
The Line: Swansea City 4/1 Draw 3/1 Arsenal 3/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports; NBC Sports
Arsenal travel to Wales on Saturday to take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. The Swans got their win since August last weekend when beating Aston Villa 2-1 with a last minute Andre Ayew goal. Swansea though have played quite well at times in the those two months and have just one loss at home this season and that was a 1-0 loss to Stoke a couple of weeks back in a game that Swansea dominated but just could not find the net. Gary Monk's side play good football and the midfield pairing of Shelvey and Sigurdsson have shown themselves to be capable of playing with the best of teams. Swansea beat Manchester United and drew with both Everton and Tottenham at home so they will have no fear against Arsenal and most of this squad were playing last season when the Swans beat Arsenal here at the Liberty Stadium.
There is no doubt though that this Arsenal team is better than the one that lost to Swansea last season. Arsene Wenger's side are in terrific form and come into this game off a huge week in which they beat Everton, Bayern Munich and will look to continue their strong form when they take on the Swans here. Alexis Sanchez, Mezut Ozil and Santi Cazorla have been on fire for the Gunners and are having terrific seasons after a slow start. Olivier Giroud will get another chance to lead the line as the french man is now the only fit center forward that Arsene Wenger has at his disposal after an injury to Theo Walcott. Arsenal do have some injury worries with Ramsey, Walcott, Wilshire and Oxlade Chamberlain all missing. This is a good Arsenal side but Swansea have the players to make this one a tough game.
Going to take both teams to score here, I think Swansea have plenty about them going forward and Gomis and Ayew are one of the best parnterships in the league right now. Arsenal going forward are electric as well so both teams to score here looks a solid bet, one of the best of the weekend in fact.