Premier League: West Ham vs Swansea match preview

A look ahead to this week’s game in east London

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The Independent Online

Swansea and West Ham will enter Sunday’s game both knowing the full three points could see them break into the top four. Both teams were able to secure a win in their last game.

West Ham secured fifth place on Wednesday when they beat West Brom at The Hawthorns, while Swansea secured a late win over QPR by beating them 2-0.

The two squads have exceeded all expectations so far this season. West Ham have lost just once in their last eight and it is expected manager Sam Allardyce will have Diafra Sakho and Alex Song available again.

Swansea manager Garry Monk spoke of a ‘complete performance’ of his team last Wednesday. Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony failed to score but he has been the danger man fr the Swans since the start of the season.

Kick-off: Sunday 1.30pm

PAST MEETINGS...

West Ham 2 (Nolan, Carroll) - 0  Swansea Sat 01 Feb 2014

Swansea 0 – 0 West Ham Sun 27 Oct 2013

West Ham 1 (Carroll) – 0 Swansea Sat 02 Feb 2013

STATS...

West Ham have scored in 13 of their last 14 matches

West Ham United have won nine and lost none of their last 11 home matches against Swansea in all competitions

Swansea are enjoying their best Premier League start, with 22 points from 14 matches

Andy Carroll hasn't scored or assisted a goal in his last 10 West Ham league games, spanning 756 minutes

Wilfried Bony and Gylfi Sigurdsson have either scored or created more than three quarters of Swansea's league goals this season (15 of 19).

ODDS...

West Ham to win: 2.37

Draw: 3.4

Swansea to win: 3.2

TV: Sky Sports 1

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