Match preview: Swansea City v Newcastle - Premier League
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Liberty Stadium
There is likely to be a party atmosphere at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea’s first game since beating Bradford City 5-0 to lift the Capital One Cup last weekend.
With European football for next season guaranteed, Michael Laudrup’s side will be looking now be looking to cement their place in the top half.
They face Newcastle, who eased their relegation fears with a 4-2 win over Southampton on their last outing – their third win in their last four games.
Alan Pardew’s side currently sit in 13th place, six points above the drop zone.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS...
Newcastle 1 (Ba) Swansea 2 (Michu, De Guzman), Premier League, November 2012
Swansea 0 Newcastle 2 (Cisse 2), Premier League, April 2012
Newcastle 0 Swansea 0, Premier League, December 2011
Swansea have not won any of the 14 games in which they have fallen behind this season.
Swansea have won 75 per cent of games played in March, the best record of any Premier League side.
Newcastle have won just one away game this season.
Newcastle have scored 10 goals in their last four games.
Swansea to win: 2.12
Newcastle to win: 3.85
Pappiss Cisse, having already scored, added a sublime second – taking one touch before sending an audacious lob over Swansea ‘keeper Michel Vorm with the outside of his right foot last season.
TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm on Saturday
Latest in Sport
McDowell did brilliantly to land the World Match Play title in Bulgaria last week, but it’s a format...
by Gareth Purnell
23 May 2013 09:13 AM
Wow - what a weekend for British Motorcycle racing!
by Luke Wilkins
22 May 2013 05:00 AM
The dust is barely settling on the Premier League season and the bookies are looking to persuade us ...
by Gareth Purnell
22 May 2013 02:01 AM
Roy Hodgson shuts the England door on Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry
On-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois still believes in Chelsea youth policy
After racist remark, Sergio Garcia fights for reputation as Tiger Woods slams 'hurtful' fried chicken joke
Manuel Pellegrini must decide on futures of Carlos Tevez, Gareth Barry and Joleon Lescott as Manchester City name starting date for new manager
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll delays over West Ham move
- 1 Breaking: Soldier killed in Woolwich machete attack named as Drummer Lee Rigby
- 2 'Sickening, deluded and unforgivable': Horrific attack brings terror to London’s streets
- 4 Woolwich murder: They killed, then they performed - these men should be starved of our attention
- 5 Woolwich attack: The EDL will seek to exploit this evil crime for their own evil ends
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Get the latest on The Evening Standard's campaign to get London's children reading.
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.