Responsible for ending Liverpool’s unbeaten run the previous day, Swansea has another giant ahead on Tuesday, January 30, at the opening of the twenty-fifth round of the English Premier League in its 2017/2018 season. At the Liberty stadium in Swansea, you will receive Arsenal. The start of the match is scheduled for 5:45 pm (Brasília time).
Swansea’s recent performance
The Welshers defeated Liverpool 1-0 on 22 January, finishing 24th in the Premier League. Despite ending a string of 18 games without defeat of the reds, they could not leave the lantern of the Premier League. They are in the 20th place with 20 points (five wins, five draws and 14 losses).
They have, however, reached the same score as West Bromwich, who is in 19th place thanks to the use of the tiebreaker criteria. In addition, they saw a light at the end of the tunnel. If they win on Monday, they can, although temporarily, leave the relegation zone, as their closest opponents will only play on Wednesday and the distance to Stoke, seventeenth and first placed outside the region of sticking , is only three points.
Unlike the rival, Swansea had no gap at the weekend. On Saturday, January 27, he faced Notts County for the fifth round of the FA Cup. It was a 1-1 draw at the home of the rival and provoked the replay, which was scheduled for February 6 in his stadium.
The clash has increased to five the number of matches in which Swansea is not defeated. The three draws and two wins are the range of the best performance of the team throughout the 2017/2018 season.
To try to extend this series, the Portuguese coach Carlos Carvalhal has the possibility to count on all the main players of his cast. It does not face bruising or suspension problems.
The current form of Arsenal
Eliminated from the FA Cup, Arsenal did not play at the weekend. But last Wednesday, Jan. 24, he put another appointment on his schedule. By beating Chelsea 2-1 in the second round of the English League Cup semi-finals, they secured their place in the tournament’s decision. He will face Manchester City on neutral ground on 25 February.
It was his second straight win against another club in London. Earlier, on January 20, for the twenty-fourth round of the Premier League, he had beaten the Crystal Palace by 4 to 1 interrupting a series of five games (three draws and two losses) without victory. He reached the 42 points (12 wins, six draws and six losses). But it is still outside the qualifying zone for European tournaments. It is in sixth place with three points less than Tottenham, who closes that block.
Coach Arséne Wenger is waiting for Tuesday’s game to recover from striker Olivier Giroud (15 games in English Premier League 2017/2018, four goals). A thigh injury took him out of the last nine games. If released by the medical department, it should be linked to the reservation bank. Also in the infirmary is striker Danny Wellbeck (16 games, three goals).
History of the bouts between Swansea and Arsenal
Arsenal have won their last three matches against Swansea. In this list is the 2 to 1 marked in the first round of the current season of the Premier League.
Although quite distant on the leaderboard, the two teams have the rope around their necks. Swansea are having a tough battle against relegation and Arsenal are in a lower position than expected in the team’s investments. So, the tie becomes a good choice for guess. It has a return of 4.40 for each real bet on the Bet365 platform. Successful owners of the house multiplies the investment by 7.00 and visitor’s victory yields 1.53 per 1. Quotes valid at 11:13 am on 1/29/2018.