Premier League, kick-off at 3:00pm Saturday 21st October 2017 from Liberty Stadium
Two relegation-threatened sides clash at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday in Swansea and Leicester. The locals recorded a rare win last time out, only their second victory of the current campaign, but have been written off to double-up. Three points would push The Swans towards midtable, but it’s unlikely, according to bookmakers.
Why? Well, we’re not too sure, as Swansea won 2-0 when last hosting The Foxes, who have managed just one win all season. That suggests punters have a shot at landing the value here. We’ve brought in our team of Premier League experts, who will point you in the right direction. Get professional betting tips and predictions on the match.
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Team News – Swansea
Swansea finished September with a pair of defeats, a long autumn and winter expected, but they kicked off October with a crucial win, and it came just in time for everyone connected to the Welsh club. Huddersfield are a dangerous opponent, flying high following their promotion from the Championship, but The Terriers were cut down, thanks to a double from Tammy Abraham, on-loan from Chelsea. The champions could do with a couple themselves.
We may now be deep into October, but the hosts are about to announce a new arrival, having agreed terms with young Slovenian defender Matic Paljk. They’re able to do that outside of the transfer window because he is a free agent, let go by FC Koper. That measure is aimed at avoiding players being frozen out of the game, and fans will be hoping they have one for the future in Paljk. He’ll go into the U23s, but is expected to push for the top team.
Despite being at home, and Leicester going into this one on the back of a chaotic week, Swansea are second favourites for the points. Bet Victor have them at 19/10 to get the desired result, which caught me by surprise, while the draw is there at 11/5 with the same firm, outsider of three in the match betting market. You can take the locals +1 on the handicap in your betting tips and predictions at 1/2 with most firms, including bet635.
Team News – Leicester
Craig Shakespeare was sacked on Tuesday. With the club stuck down in the relegation zone, having won just one game all season, it didn’t come as the biggest surprise in football, but there’s no doubt his dismissal did come out of the blue. The gaffer was bagged just four months into a three-year contract, it becoming increasingly obvious the 53-year-old wasn’t up to the task of taking the club forward in the long-term. He did do a job last season as temporary boss, but reality had begun to bite.
The visitors have drawn each of their last two, and taken just three points from the last 15 up for grabs. That’s poor, and although there will be plenty who think Shakespeare should have been given more time to turn things around, especially after keeping them in the division last season, fans would have been pointing fingers at the board if they left it too late and caused the team’s relegation. It wasn’t working – everyone at the King Power moves on.
Despite a miserable run of form and no manager at the helm, bookies have a Leicester win marked as favourite here, and if you agree, eager to throw your cash on an away day, be sure to get your money down at Betfair. They offer market best price, ensuring you get the most for your stake, handing out a decent 7/4. Most of the competition trade 13/8. Both teams to score is an alternative at 10/11 (William Hill), if you’d prefer to sit on the fence.
Swansea vs Leicester – Premier League Tips and Betting Predictions
I can’t see how Swansea should be second favourites here. Both sides have been poor, but the locals have the better recent form and Leicester’s good name has been kicked around this week. Things are up in the air at the King Power as they try to sort their future. Swansea are the more settled team and stand as the NAP of our betting tips at 19/10 (Bet Victor).
That’s a cracking price, and a good bit better than I thought would be available. Credit must go to Bet Victor for pushing the boat out, but if you like your returns in bundles, then a play on the correct score market is for you. 2-0 Swansea is given a chance, 14/1 available with bet365. That would have been a winning bet when these rivals met at this venue last season.
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