Swansea City v Newcastle United: Premier League match preview
A look ahead to this week's Premier League fixture at the Liberty Stadium
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew will be hoping to mark nearly 3 years in charge of the club on Wednesday with a win when his side take on Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
The Magpies, who are enjoying their best run of form for 19 months, have won their last 4 Premier League matches, beating Chelsea and Tottenham in that period. They currently lie 6th in the table, but could leapfrog Everton, Liverpool and Man City into 3rd place if results go their way before the weekend. Swansea City, who lost 3-0 to Man City on Saturday have experienced mixed form lately, having won two, drawn two and lost two of their last 6 games. A win on Wednesday would help strengthen their position away from the relegation zone, from which they are only 5 points clear of.
KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS
Swansea 1 (Moore) Newcastle 0, Premier League, March 2013
Newcastle 1 (Ba) Swansea 2 (Michu, De Guzman), Premier League, November 2012
Newcastle 2 (Cisse (2)) Swansea 0, Premier League, April 2012
Swansea City have won just one of their last 11 league matches at the Liberty Stadium (W1 D5 L5).
Newcastle have alternated between wins and defeats in their last seven league away games (W4 D3).
Only Fulham and Crystal Palace (both four) have picked up fewer home points than Swansea (6) this season.
Newcastle United have won just five of their last 26 (W5 D7 L14) away from home in the Premier League.
Swansea to win: 2.2
Newcastle to win: 3.25
TV: Live on BT Sport 1 at 7.45PM, highlights on Sky Sports 1 at 10pm
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