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Match Preview – Swansea v Hull


Swansea entertain Hull on Saturday with both sides looking to kick on from victories on the opening weekend.

The Swans opened their campaign with a 1-0 win at Burnley and, after a busy summer of incomings and outgoings, will be looking to hit the ground running at the Liberty Stadium.

A lack of incomings has been an issue for the Tigers, prompting the departure of boss Steve Bruce, but that did not stop them claiming a surprise 2-1 win over Leicester to begin their survival bid with a bang.

Swansea made the Liberty somewhat of a fortress as they successfully avoided the drop last term, going unbeaten in their final five outings in front of their fans and a home win at 10/13 looks a fair price.

The departures of Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew raised concerns over a dearth of attacking options but they appear to have added well, with Spanish duo Fernando Llorente and Borja Baston now on board.

Llorente is again likely to lead the line, with Baston struggling to shake off a knock, and he could be supported by Gylfi Sigurdsson should boss Francesco Guidolin deem the Iceland international fit to start.

Hull caretaker Mike Phelan admitted before his side’s opener against Leicester that they were not ready to play in the Premier League, but that did not stop them from claiming all three points.

It has again been a quiet week and it appears a lack of options may persuade Phelan to stick with last weekend’s starting XI. That would see midfielder Jake Livermore continue in central defence, making it an area the Swans may look to exploit.

As they showed on the opening weekend, the Tigers have it in them to surprise and 4/1 for to win may be enough to persuade punters to take a chance, while the draw is 51/20.

Another thing to pick up on is the lack of goals in these sides. There have been under 2.5 goals in seven of Swansea’s last eight home games in the Premier League while Hull also failed to fire away from home last time they were at this level.

This makes under 2.5 goals at 5/8 something that is definitely worth considering.


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