MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v West Brom

26th December 2015

Swansea City will be looking to build on two positive performances as they welcome West Bromwich Albion to the Liberty on Boxing Day. 
Prior to Christmas, the Swans played out a 0-0 draw against West Ham in SA1 - a result which saw the home side remain in the bottom three of the Barclays Premier League.
Swansea are also searching for a first home win since August as they welcome a West Brom side who have endured some difficult trips to South Wales in recent years.
The Baggies have won just once in their last four visits to the Liberty Stadium, and have conceded three goals in three of those four fixtures.

West Brom 2-0 Swansea - February 2015
Swansea 3-0 West Brom - August 2014
Swansea 1-2 West Brom - March 2014
West Brom 0-2 Swansea - September 2013
West Brom 2-1 Swansea - March 2013

Swans caretaker boss Alan Curtis: "I feel that if we can continue the principles that have taken us to this level and allowed us to prosper, the results will hopefully follow.
"In the last two games the players have shown that they can play freely and express themselves.
"The danger would be if we started to get cut adrift but it is important we start picking up points, and we'll be looking to do that against West Brom."

West Brom boss Tony Pulis: "We have two games in three days over Christmas, so we will definitely rotate the squad. 
"I love Christmas. It's an occasion to be with your family and it's a special time.
"Swansea are a very good team and going down there is never easy."

  • Swansea are without a home win in the league since August when they beat Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium
  • West Brom are yet to win in December, having not won since November 21 versus Arsenal
  • James McClean and Salomon Rondon are both suspended for this fixture having been sent off against Bournemouth in their last game
  • Wayne Routledge has scored in his three previous fixtures versus West Brom
  • Both sides have won three games apiece in the last six fixtures between the clubs
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