Premier League: Swansea v Reading match preview

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

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Reading square up to Swansea for the first time since the 2011 Championship Play-Off Final, where the Welsh club were victorious.

Swansea have lost three consecutive matches and had few answers in their 2-0 defeat at Stoke last Saturday. Michael Laudrup's main concern will be goals with Swansea having been kept scoreless in their past three games.

The 48-year-old Dane will want to get his team back to the form that saw them score 10 goals in their first three games.


KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm



Reading 2 (Allen, Mills) Swansea 4 (Sinclair 3, Dobbie), Championship Play-Off Final, May 2011

Swansea 1 (Pratley) Reading 0, Championship, January 2011

Reading 0 Swansea 1 (Sinclair), Championship, October 2010



Reading haven’t beaten Swansea in their last six attempts, their last win against The Swans was in 2008.

Defeat for the Swans would equal their worst run of losses in the Premier League (four) and failure to win would create their first run of five without a victory since they returned to the top flight.

Reading have picked up just two points from their five games so far this season, and have won just two of their last 22 Premier League away games in which they suffered 15 defeats.



Swansea to win: 1.95

Reading to win: 4.0

Draw: 3.4


TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm