1st March 2014

Saturday means it's time for some statistics as we look ahead to the Swans' fixture with Crystal Palace at the Liberty.
With the squad now concentrating on Sunday's clash with the Eagles, we take a look at the game via a statistical view.


The Swans have proved they can wear down their opponents this season, and they have the highest proportion of second half goals of any team in the Barclays Premier League this season with 75 per cent.

After losing three home league games in a row to Everton, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, the Swans have responded by winning their next two against Fulham and Cardiff City.

Under head coach Garry Monk the Swans have scored seven goals in three league games - the same amount scored in the previous eight top-flight matches.

The Swans' only league win following a Europa League tie this season came against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in September.

Home comforts have proved fruitful for Wilfried Bony, with the club's leading scorer striking four goals in his last four league games at the Liberty.

Crystal Palace

Eagles skipper Mile Jedinak has made the most interceptions in the league this season, with the Australian making 93.

Palace have conceded the most penalties this season in the top flight with six spotkicks being awarded to the opposition - the latest in their 2-0 home defeat to Manchester United last weekend.

The South London club have recovered the fewest points from losing positions in the league. They have taken just one point after being behind.

The Eagles have the most shots per goal ratio in the league with 12.3, and they are without an away goal since Dwight Gayle's last-gasp winner at Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

Tony Pulis' side have lost the most away league games this season with ten, and they have the lowest scoring tally (five) in the top four divisions.

Players with the most....assists

Swans:Pablo Hernandez - six

Palace:Barry Bannan - one


The Swans are currently enjoying their third season in the Barclays Premier League, while Palace are into their fifth campaign.

Sunday's encounter will be the 18th league meeting between the sides - the Swans have won nine while Palace have won four with another four ended in a draw.

The Swans won the first top-flight meeting between the sides last September. Michu and Nathan Dyer were among the goals as the Swans picked up a useful three points.