Europa League: Swansea City v St. Gallen match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Europa League at the Liberty Stadium

St. Gallen’s appearance in this year’s Europa League is their first in a European competition since 2007 but they showed they belonged there with an impressive 2-0 win against the Russian side Kuban Krasnodar. This highlighted the sharp upturn in form the Swiss side has experienced, who after losing their opening two League games this season have not lost in any competition since the end of July and are currently fourth in the Swiss Super League.

However Swansea are a team full of confidence themselves especially after the memorable 3-0 win against Valencia in the Mestalla in their first match of the competition. Michael Laudrup and his team will hope to recreate some of that form in front of their home fans and take control of the group with another win.

 

KICK-OFF: Thursday, 20:05pm

 

PAST MEETINGS…

No previous meetings between the sides

 

STATS…

St. Gallen have played English opposition in European competition before when they beat Chelsea 2-1 on aggregate in the 2000/01 UEFA Cup.

In their two qualifying matches played at home Swansea scored a total of nine goals conceding one.

St. Gallen are on a twelve match unbeaten run in all competitions.

Swansea have not kept a clean sheet at home since August

 

ODDS…

Swansea to win: 1.46

St. Gallen to win: 8.0

Draw: 4.6

 

TV: Live on ITV4 at 20.05pm

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