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Crystal Palace and Swansea City play at Selhurst Park in a match of the 20th round of the Barclays Premier League. In the final clash between these teams in this competition, on 26-11-2016, Swansea City won at home by (5-4). The history of direct confrontations played at this stadium indicates a balance between these two teams, as there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches. Indeed, the last time they met at this stadium was on 28-12-2015, in a match for the Barclays Premier League that ended in a draw for (0-0). The home / away condition deserves special attention, although this is a match between 17th and 20th overall, this is actually a clash between the 20th place in home games and the 16th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 17th place with 16 points earned after 4 wins, 4 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied for Watford for (1-1). In the last match, lost out to Arsenal by (2-0). Curiously, this is a team that has achieved better results than at home, having won 10 points as a visitor and only 7 in their stadium. For the championship, the Crystal Palace won 7 points in 27 chances, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in the last 9 games that played in his stadium. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-1, which occurred in 5 of their 9 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 19 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 14 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Crystal Palace enter this unmotivated round after a 2-0 away defeat at the Arsenal pitch. The home team usually plays on a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring quick transitions, especially through the sidelines. In this drawing, the three men responsible for creating danger plays on the opposing defensive are Townsend, Zaha and Benteke. The Crystal Palace coach will not be able to count on McArthur, Ledley, Mandanda, Rémy, Souaré and Wickham for being injured.
The visiting team is currently in 20th place with 12 points, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home to West Ham by (1-4). In the last match, lost at home to Bournemouth by (0-3). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 4 points as a visitor and 8 in their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 23 goals conceded at home, against 7 goals scored and 21 suffered as a visitor. In the championship, Swansea City had 4 points out of 27, after 1 win, 1 draw and 7 losses in their last 9 away games.
For this competition, does not win as a visitor does 8 games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to have goals, since 6 of his last 9 matches in the competition finished with More than 2.5 goals. This is a team that scored few times first and they only managed to open the scoring in 4 of their last 19 games in the Barclays Premier League, of those 4 reached the break in lead in 2 and won in the late 90 ‘in 2. In 19 games In this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 14 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: scored 4 of his 10 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Swansea City come to this unmotivated round, after a 0-3 home defeat at the Bournemouth reception for the championship. The visiting team used to play the 4-3-3 tactic to favor rapid transitions, especially through their sidelines. One of the weaknesses of the visiting team is that when they can create dangerous situations, they find difficulties in finishing. Swansea coach will not be able to count on Montero for being injured.
Prediction: over 1.5 goals @ 1.33