Swansea City vs Stoke City predictions for Saturday’s Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea hoping to climb out of the relegation zone. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.
Swansea City vs Stoke City betting tips
Stoke did Swansea a favour last weekend which they could not take advantage of, but we think there will be no goodwill or charity from the visitors to South Wales this Saturday.
At the same time as Stoke were winning 3-1 at home to Swansea’s main relegation rivals Hull, Paul Clement’s side had the chance to capitalise when they were playing Watford away but they could only succumb to a 1-0 defeat.
It left Swansea in the bottom three, two points behind Hull who occupy the crucial 17th position, and prompted Clement to describe this next game as the club’s most important match since being promoted in the 2011 play-off final.
Certainly the Swans cannot afford to slip any further behind Hull with only five more matches of their season to play, but they are difficult to fancy even against a Stoke side whose recent record on the road is poor (see stats below).
Geoff Cameron of Stoke City in action during a pre-season friendly match (Getty Images)
Goals have dried up for Swansea since they made such a promising start to 2017, and how they could do with veteran Spanish striker Fernando Llorente regaining his touch and finding the net more regularly than the bursts of two goals in a game he pops up with sporadically.
The Potters, meanwhile, had suffered four consecutive defeats before getting back on track against Hull and they are just the sort of team who, once they rediscover their form, tend to maintain it for a while. A similar thing happened back in September before Stoke went on a productive spell through the autumn of five wins in seven games.
Mark Hughes’ side rarely stray too far from what you expect of them and if their mercurial talents such as Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri turn on the style in Wales, as they did last weekend, then it could be a very difficult afternoon for Swansea and one which leaves their supporters fearing the worst about the fate their club will suffer next month.
Swansea City vs Stoke City stats
- Swansea have drawn just one of their last 22 matches
- The Swans have scored only two goals in their latest six games
- Stoke have failed to score in their last five away matches
Both teams to score? NO @ 11/10 with BetVictor