MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Crystal Palace

29th November 2014

The Swans go in search of their fifth home win of the season on Saturday when they face Crystal Palace (3pm).
Garry Monk's side have already registered four wins in SA1 this term - including a 2-1 victory over Arsenal three weeks ago.
The Swans have accumulated 18 points so far, and in doing so have made their best start to a Premier League season.
They could climb into the top four with a win providing other results go their way, but they face a Crystal Palace side who recorded three points against Liverpool last weekend.
That was Palace's first win in five games and it also saw the London side climb out of the relegation zone.
In the corresponding fixture last season, the Swans led at half-time before being pegged back for a draw thanks to a late Glenn Murray penalty at the Liberty.

Federico Fernandez remains the only absentee for the home side, while Palace are without Damien Delaney (calf) and Adrian Mariappa (knee).

Swans boss Garry Monk: "Crystal Palace will come here full of confidence and with a game plan to try and stop us playing. Hopefully we'll be able to overcome that and show our quality.
"We had a tough game against them here last season, and I'm sure they'll give us a tough game on Saturday.
"We're improving game by game, and hopefully we can continue that on Saturday."

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock: "It was so important to get points on board against Liverpool because this is our toughest match coming up.
"I watched Swansea against Arsenal and I thought they were the better side - and the best team I've seen this season. They are a really good team and Garry has done a fantastic job.
"They are a threat everywhere and have changed slightly so they are a bit tougher as well, so this is going to be a real battle."

  • Swansea City have won four and lost none of the last six meetings with Crystal Palace
  • Palace have scored just one goal in their last six league games against Swansea and that came in last season's 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium
  • Wilfried Bony has scored five goals in his last six Premier League outings
  • Crystal Palace have scored the most goals from set-pieces (9, including penalties) in the Premier League this season
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