Premier League: Everton vs Swansea match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Goodison Park

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Gary Monk has endured a mixed week, beating Leicester last weekend to end a spell of five Premier League games without a win, but then narrowly losing to Liverpool in midweek in the fourth round of the League Cup. The Swansea manager will be looking to cement some sort of consistency into the Welsh side that started the campaign off so well.

Wilfried Bony however, comes into the game having hit a patch of form, the Ivorian has scored four in his last three Premier League appearances.

Everton come into the game with a week’s rest, after been knocked out by no less than Swansea in the previous round of the Capital One Cup. Winning comfortably last Sunday against Burnley, The Toffees will face a much sterner test in a fixture where they hope to extract some revenge.

Roberto Martinez will also be pleased with the new strike partnership spawning in Merseyside, between summer recruits Samuel Eto’o and Romelu Lukaku. The pair have notched four goals in Everton’s last two Premier League outings and will only continue to flourish the more they play.

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KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Swansea 3 (Dyer, Sigurdsson, Emnes) Everton 0, Capital One Cup, September 2014

Everton 3 (Baines, Lukaku, Barkley) Swansea 2 (Bony, Williams), Premier League, March 2014

Everton 3 (Traore, Naismith, Baines) Swansea 1 (de Guzman), FA Cup, February 2014

STATS…

Leighton Baines has scored two penalties in their last three meetings.

The pair have seen a total of 15 goals in the previous four times they have met.

Everton have conceded only two goals in their last three league games, compared to the 10 they conceded in their first three.

Swansea have the joint third best defence in the league, conceding only 10, the same as Manchester City.

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Samuel Eto'o scored twice against Burnley

 

ODDS…

Everton to win: 1.72

Swansea to win: 5.0

Draw: 3.70

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.20pm.

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