Premier League: West Brom v Swansea match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at The Hawthorns
Friday 30 August 2013
West Brom faced an impressive Southampton side on the opening day and man of the moment Ricky Lambert scored the decisive goal to dampen their start of season hopes. An away draw at Everton and a 3-0 win in the Capital One Cup against League Two Newport however have given the Baggies fresh hope that they can beat a Swansea side who have lost their opening two matches.
Swansea enjoyed an excellent second season in the Premier League, in which they finished 9th and claimed the League Cup. Although they have looked impressive in the Europa League, Michael Laudrup's side are yet to register a point in the league as a result of losing 4-1 to Manchester United and 1-0 to Tottenham.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 1.30pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
West Brom 2 (Lukaku, De Guzman OG), Swansea 1 (Moore), Premier League, March 2013
Swansea 3 (Michu, Routledge) West Brom 1 (Lukaku), Premier League, Nov 2012
West Brom 1 (Fortune) Swansea 2 (Sigurdsson, Graham), Premier League, Feb 2012
In 28 League encounters, West Brom have won 10, whilst Swansea have won 12.
West Brom’s 8th placed finish last season was their highest finish since 1980/1981
Swansea City became the first Welsh team to participate in the Premier League in 2011.
West Brom to win: 2.50
Swansea to win: 2.70
TV: Highlights on BBC One at 22.20, Saturday (Match of the Day), and BBC One at 22.25, Sunday (Match of the Day 2)
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