Swansea City vs Leicester City: Premier League match preview

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

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Leicester travel to Swansea for the Saturday evening clash between two out-of-form teams.

Swansea’s winless run was extended to five matches after last weekend’s 2-1 loss at Stoke, while Leicester have picked up just one point in three matches since their comeback win against Manchester United last month.

Swans boss Garry Monk, who accused referee Michael Oliver of ‘cheating’ his team on Sunday, will be keen to see his side return to the sort of form that saw them reach the summit of the league with victories in their opening three league fixtures.

Leicester have fallen from sixth to 15th in the space of four weeks. The Foxes haven’t left empty-handed in games against Everton, Arsenal and Manchester United this season, but defeats to Crystal Palace and Newcastle in their previous two away fixtures leave Nigel Pearson’s men sandwiched in a congested bottom half. 

Video: Premier League preview

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 5.30pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS

Leicester 2 (Berner, Vassell) Swansea 1 (Sinclair), Championship, January 2011

Swansea 2 (Emnes, Sinclair) Leicester 0, Championship, October 2010

Swansea 1 (Pintado) Leicester 0, Championship, January 2010

STATS

Leonardo Ulloa scored five goals in his first five league games but is yet to attempt a single shot in the subsequent three.

Leicester have scored just one goal away from home in the league.

The last six meetings between these sides have seen wins for the home team.

Swansea are yet to concede a goal in the first 30 minutes of a game.

ODDS

Swansea to win: 1.9

Leicester to win: 4.0

Draw: 3.5

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD at 5.30pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm.

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