MATCH PREVIEW: Crystal Palace v Swans

24th May 2015

The Swans will be looking to finish a record-breaking season on a high when they face Crystal Palace on Sunday (3pm).
Garry Monk's side have broken numerous records during his first full season in charge at the Liberty Stadium, with the attention now turning to a fifth year in the Barclays Premier League come August.
But first the current campaign must come to an end at Selhurst Park, where the Swans are looking to finish how they started 2014-15 - with a victory.
A 2-1 win at Manchester United on August 16 got the season off to a flying start, with Monk's men confirming an eighth-place finish in recent weeks - their highest since winning promotion in 2011.
But they face a Crystal Palace side who have had a terrific second half of the season, with Alan Pardew's charges still harbouring hopes of a top ten finish.

Palace boss Alan Pardew: "Since I've been here, in the 18 games we're sixth in the table with the team we have, and that's incredible really from where we were.
"We're hoping to pick up three more points on Sunday to reinforce that position and then we need to build on that."

Swans boss Garry Monk: "It will be a difficult game, they (Palace) are still fighting to move up a couple of places in the table and we're expecting a tough contest.
"We had a fantastic start to the season and have been the most consistent that I can remember in this league.
"But we want to try and finish on a high - we have a lot of fans travelling to support us and to finish with a win is always nice."

  • The Swans have kept a clean sheet in their last three away matches against Crystal Palace, winning all three games in the process
  • Crystal Palace have lost their last three home games in the Premier League, conceding at least two goals in each of those matches
  • Palace have scored just two goals in their last seven matches against Swansea and never more than once in a match (D3 L4)
  • Bafetimbi Gomis' seven Premier League goals have won his team 10 points, two more than Diego Costa's 19 have won for Chelsea
  • Glenn Murray has scored seven times and assisted three in his last 11 league matches for Palace
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