West Brom v Swansea match preview - Premier League

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

West Brom will welcome top goal scorer Romelu Lukaku back into the team after he missed the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea due to him not being allowed to play against his parent club. Despite the loss to the Blues, the Midlands club are comfortably sitting in 9th place, seven points clear of the chasing pack.

Swansea, who are level on points with the Baggies but above them on goal difference, are still on a high after capturing European football for next season thanks to the 5-0 win over Bradford in the Capital One Cup final.

Michael Laudrup’s men will have to be wary of any complacency at the Hawthorns after that convincing win in the Cup. Even though the Swan’s manager has been linked with a big move to the likes of Real Madrid in the near future, winger Nathan Dyer believes the team will continue to play the way they do with or without Laudrup.

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Swansea 3 (Michu, Routledge 2) West Brom 1 (Lukaku), Premier League, November 2012

West Brom 1 (Fortune) Swansea 2 (Sigurdsson, Graham), Premier League, February 2012

Swansea 3 (Sinclair, Lita, Dyer) West Brom 0, Premier League, September 2011

 

STATS…

West Brom’s win percentage at home currently is 57.1 per cent.

Swansea have conceded seven goals in five games away from home.

West Brom have conceded the third least amount of home goals with 13, only beaten by Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

No Swansea player has scored in consecutive league games since former Swan’s striker Danny Graham in January, before his move to Sunderland.

 

ODDS…

West Brom to win: 2.4

Swansea to win: 3.3

Draw: 3.45

 

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm.

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