MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Crystal Palace

6th February 2016

Swansea City will be looking to continue their recent good form when they face Crystal Palace on Saturday (3pm).
The Swans return to home soil and welcome Palace to the Liberty on the back of two wins and a draw in their last three matches.
Back-to-back wins over Watford and Everton moved Francesco Guidolin's side out of the relegation zone, while Tuesday's draw against West Brom saw the Swans go five points clear of danger.
They now face a Palace side who have lost their last five league games after a fine first half of the season under Alan Pardew.
The Eagles, however, have won five times on their travels in 2015-16 and are unbeaten on their last two Premier League visits to SA1.

Swans Head Coach Francesco Guidolin: "At this moment we need to be focused on Saturday. It's an important game for us, but I'm confident that we can get the points needed to be safe this season.
"We play well when we have control of the game but it is important to be aggressive when out of possession.
"It will be a difficult game against Palace - they are a good team."

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew: "We are not going to sit and moan about our injuries, we are going to keep pushing and with the right balance and fight in our play.
"There are some things that I will look to change, some things I will look to tweak but I do that every game whether we win, lose or draw. It is not just about making changes just when we lose, you have to keep momentum so we always do that.
"Swansea have picked up a bit of form so it will be harder for us."

Crystal Palace 0-0 Swansea - December 2015
Crystal Palace 1-0 Swansea - May 2015
Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace - November 2014
Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace - March 2014
Crystal Palace 0-2 Swansea - September 2013

  • The Swans have kept three clean sheets in their last four Premier League matches at the Liberty Stadium
  • Crystal Palace have failed to score in their last three Premier League away trips
  • The Eagles have won just one of the last nine league meetings with Swansea (W1 D4 L4)
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored in four of his last five Premier League appearances for Swansea
  • Crystal Palace are the only team in the top four tiers of English football yet to register a single point in 2016
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