MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Watford
18th January 2016
Swansea City return to action on Monday night when they face Watford at the Liberty Stadium, knowing a victory will see them move out of the bottom three in the Premier League (8pm).
The Swans dropped into the relegation zone over the weekend following Newcastle's win over West Ham.
Swansea suffered a disappointing 4-2 defeat at home to fellow strugglers Sunderland last time out, and they will be hoping to bounce back against mid-table Watford.
The Hornets - under the guidance of Quique Sanchez Flores - have lost their last three league matches but have been impressive since winning promotion to the top-flight, and recorded a 1-0 win over the Swans in the reverse fixture back in September.
WHAT THEY SAID
Swans interim boss Alan Curtis: "The most important thing is that we get back on track. It would be great to win the game because it would be demoralising to lose three league games in a row.
"They (Watford) have been on a fantastic run and it will be a tough game but we're at home and we'll make sure we do everything in our power to get that victory because we need the three points."
Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores: "Except for the Southampton match, we are playing very well against amazing teams. We have played to a high level for a long time in this category so it is normal that just one time.
"So we are waiting for this match on Monday. We are in the top half of the table before today's games and we are very positive along with the players. It is our power that we are consistent; we have our rules when we play. We work together - as a block, as a unit."
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Watford 1-0 Swansea - September 2015
Swansea 1-1 Watford - March 2011
Watford 2-3 Swansea - September 2010
Watford 0-1 Swansea - March 2010
Swansea 1-1 Watford - August 2009
- Watford have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four visits to the Liberty Stadium in all competitions
- The Hornets have lost just one of their last five competitive away games against the Swans (W2 D2 L1)
- Swansea have conceded the opening goal 14 times this season, only Villa (15) have done so more often this season (Sunderland/Norwich also on 14)
- After winning four games in a row in the Premier League, Watford have now picked up just one point in their four games following this streak (W0 D1 L3)
- Andre Ayew ended a run of six Premier League games without scoring or assisting by netting in Swansea's last match against Sunderland
- Watford have not lost four successive Premier League games since May 2000
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There are still tickets available on general sale for tonight's game against Watford.
Supporters can purchase tickets online, in-person at the Ticket Office or by calling 0844 815 6665 (calls cost 7pm per minute plus your standard network rate).
Tickets will be available right up until kick-off.