Swansea City is a Welsh professional soccer club playing in the English Premier League from their home ground of the Liberty Stadium, their home since 2005. Most of Swansea’s history has seen them play outside of the top divisions, and in 2003 they narrowly escaped relegation into the non-league Conference division. However, Swansea managed to turn around their fortunes, and gained promotion to the Premier League in 2011, where they have stayed since, even finding time to win the 2012-13 League Cup when they beat Bradford City 5-0.
That was biggest ever margin in the competition’s final. Swansea have established themselves as a mid-table Premier League team, with 11th, 9th, 12th, 8th, and 12th place finishes since their promotion.
Last season’s 12th place could have been bettered but for poor away form that saw them win four, draw five, and lose 10 games. Compare this to the won eight, drawn six, and lost five at home and it is easy to see why there was some mediocrity to Swansea’s previous campaign.
Francesco Guidolin was given the manager’s job full time and he will need to get the best out of his available players if Swansea are to at least match their 12th place finish of last year.
Guidolin does not have the biggest squad available to him, but the addition of Leroy Fer from QPR for almost £5 million has strengthened the team, but they need to score more goals this season or face flirting with relegation.
Swansea Next Regular Season Game
Swansea were much stronger at home than away last season, so let us take a look if it’s worth betting on or against them by seeing who Swansea play next and what the odds are.
Swansea Game Schedule
Swansea’s game schedule looks to favorable and doesn’t include several tough games in succession, which should be good for both their league position, and confidence levels.
What Are The Current Swansea Standings
What are the current Swansea standings? Do they reflect the fact the team started as eighth favorites to be relegated, or are they pushing for a top half finish?
Swansea Online Betting Tips
Swansea are much more likely to be relegated than they are challenging for the title, as reflected in the +350 to go down, and +75000 to win the league.
There are worse teams than Swansea in this league so I do not think they will be relegated, but I also think the +400 on them finishing in the top half of the table is also unlikely, but the -715 on them finishing in the bottom half is no value at all.
Swansea only conceded 20 of their 52 goals when on home soil, but also only managed to score 20. Only seven from 19 games at home saw over 2.5 goals, so bear this in mind when you consider this betting market.
Away from home is where Swansea struggled, with the 16th best away record. Although they scored 22 goals on their travels, Swansea leaked 32 on the road, which helped their goals per game ratio away from the Liberty Stadium be the sixth in the Premier League, with 13 games seeing over 2.5 goals.
If Swansea can secure the services of a top striker, they could push for a top 10 finish, but Andre Ayew, their current best forward, simply is not good enough for this level, as reflected in his +10000 odds on being the Premier League top goalscorer.
I would be looking to bet on Swansea when they are at home and against similarly sized club if I were to bet on them this season. I suggest you do the same.
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