West Brom vs Swansea City: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Wednesday’s Premier League fixture at the Hawthorns

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West Bromwich Albion host Swansea City on Wednesday and the two teams come into the fixture with six points from their last six games in the Premier League.

Last time out West Brom came back from two behind against Burnley – Chris Brunt scoring with his head before substitute Brown Ideye came on to bring the score level.

The Swans come into the fixture on the back of a draw with Sunderland, where a diving header from Ki Sung-yueng was required to cancel out Jermain Defoe’s first half effort.

West Brom have conceded a league high of 10 goals in the opening 15 minutes of games in the Premier League this season but have looked better under Tony Pulis, who recorded three clean sheets in his first three fixtures at the club.

Swansea on the other hand have scored exactly one goal in nine of their last 10 Premier League matches and have recorded three losses in their last six away games in the league.  

Darren Fletcher looks set to captain West Brom for the second time since he made his debut on the weekend, while Wayne Routledge, who has scored more goals against the Baggies than any other team, looks set to miss the fixture with a calf injury.

KICK-OFF: Wednesday 8pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Swansea City 3 (Dyer 2, Routledge) West Bromwich Albion 0, Premier League, August 2014

Swansea City 1 (Lamah) West Bromwich Albion 2 (Sessegnon, Mulumbu), Premier League, March 2014

West Bromwich Albion 0 Swansea City 2 (Ben Davies, Pablo Hernandez), Premier League, September 2013

STATS…

Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer have scored more Premier League goals against West Bromwich Albion than they have against any other team.

Swansea have beaten West Brom five times in their last seven Premier League meetings.

Swansea have opened the scoring in the second minute of both of their last two Premier League meetings with West Brom.

In their last 35 games at home, West Brom have only won in the games they have kept a clean sheet in.

ODDS…

West Bromwich Albion to win: 2.55

Swansea City to win: 3.1

Draw: 3.25

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10:45pm

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