West Brom vs Swansea
|Date & Time||Saturday December 26, 2015, 10:00 AM (EST)|
The Line: Swansea City 9/10 Draw 12/5 West Brom 7/2
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Last weekend I took Swansea to end their losing streak with a win against West Ham, the Swans duly disappointed after being unable to break down a resolute West Ham defence but the effort was there and Swansea looked the most likely winner throughout the game. With West Brom the visitors to the Liberty on Saturday I have to feel like Swansea again look the bet here. With Gomis , Ayew, Sigurddson and Shelvey there is alot of attacking power here and Swansea have definitely upped their performances in recent weeks without getting any just reward. There is no doubt that West Brom will not just roll over, as Tony Pulis' teams can never be found wanting for effort but I do think that Swansea have the better all round team here and should be able to get a much needed win.
West Brom will be missing both James McLean and star striker Rondon who were sent off in a heated game against Bournemouth. Missing that type of attacking quality is not easy for a team like West Brom who lack depth. Berahino will get the start now and his pace could cause some issues for Swansea at the back but I think the biggest obstacle for Swansea will be the tough defence that WEst Brom have with Mcauley and olson being among the best center half partnerships in the league and evans sitting in front as what is really a 5-4-1 formation. Pulis will look to keep this tight and West Brom will be looking for a third draw in a row in away games.
I'm going to stick with Swansea here , I also think the unders is a solid play but there is more value on a Swansea win and the Swans need on, they are falling into the depths of a relegation battle and three points here would lift them away from the danger zone.