Premier League: Swansea v Norwich match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea go into this clash at home to Norwich just three points off third placed Chelsea following their sensational win away to Arsenal last weekend. 

The Swans have lost just once at home this season, and that came against high-flying Everton, so there is every reason to be cheerful in south Wales at the moment.

Chris Hughton has enjoyed a solid start to his reign as Norwich manager, with the East Anglian club currently occupying 12th in the Premier League.

The Canaries have failed to register an away win this season though, picking up just five points on their travel, so they will have to be at their best to come away with anything from their trip to Wales.

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Swansea 2 (Graham 2) Norwich 3 (Holt 2, Pilkington 1), Premier League, February 2012

Norwich 3 (Pilkington 2, Martin 1) Swansea 1 (Graham), Premier League, October 2011

Swansea 3 ( Borini, Gower, Priskin) Norwich 0, Championship, April 2011

 

STATS…

The Swans haven't lost in seven matches, a streak that started with an impressive 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the Capital One Cup in October.

Michu is the joint top scorer with three others in the Premier League this season - netting 10 times since his summer switch from Spanish side Rayo Vallecano.

Anthony Pilkington scored three times in two matches when the sides met last season - including an impressive double at the Liberty Stadium in February.

Norwich have a drawing percentage of 47 per cent this season - so a draw would not be unlikely in this fixture.

Swansea have won 40 per cent of their games this season under the guidance of Michael Laudrup - who has impressed in the hotseat since taking over from Brendan Rogers in the summer.

 

ODDS…

Swansea to win: 1.87

Norwich to win: 4.9

Draw: 3.75

 

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