MATCH PREVIEW: Stoke v Swans

2nd April

Swansea City head to Stoke on Saturday seeking their first Premier League victory at the Britannia Stadium (3pm).
The Swans travel to Staffordshire on the back of three wins in their last four matches which has boosted the club's survival hopes.
Francesco Guidolin's men are currently on 36 points - ten clear of third-bottom Sunderland - with seven games to play.
Stoke, meanwhile, are enjoying a fine season and have every chance of qualifying for Europe as the campaign heads for its climax.
The Potters currently sit eighth in the table - just five points off a Champions League spot - and will be looking to do the double over the Swans following their 1-0 win at the Liberty back in October. 

Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "We are on a good run of form at the moment having won three of our last four, and I think only Tottenham and Leicester have a better record than us over a six-game period, which is encouraging.
"We are getting a bit of consistency to what we are producing now and if we can continue that then we should end the season well."

Swans Head Coach Francesco Guidolin: "The season is not finished. It's important for us to prepare and play well in every game.
"Four points could be enough (for survival), but Sunderland, Newcastle and Crystal Palace have a game in hand. So there is a lot to play for in the remaining games." 

Swansea 0-1 Stoke (October 2015)
Swansea 2-0 Stoke (May 2015)
Stoke 2-1 Swansea (October 2014)
Stoke 1-1 Swansea (February 2014)
Swansea 3-3 Stoke (November 2013)

  • Stoke City are unbeaten in four Barclays Premier League home games against Swansea City (W3 D1)
  • Marko Arnautovic has scored three times in his last three matches at the Britannia Stadium for the Potters
  • The Swans have scored in all but one of their last 12 matches, having failed to score in nine of their previous 19 fixturesAshley Williams is one of four outfield players to have played every minute this season (2790)
  • The two sides met on the same date during the 1954-55 season, with Stoke recording a 5-3 away win
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