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Bournemouth v Swansea Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

May 01, 2018

- Grant Whittington

Vitality Stadium - Premier League

Bournemouth host Swansea City at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, with both sides looking for points to secure Premier League football for next season. Both teams are out of form, which makes it difficult to pick a winner.

Past Meetings

Bournemouth haven’t lost against Swansea since they reached the Premier League a few years ago, winning three and drawing the other two games between the sides. The Cherries have won both of their home games against the Swans, while the teams shared the spoils after a goalless draw at the Liberty back in November.

Team News

Adam Smith could be in contention for a return after picking up a knee injury, and he’s rated as 50/50 for this game. Junior Stanislas has been ruled out for the remainder of the season though, while Harry Arter and Tyrone Mings also miss out for the home side.

The visitors could welcome back Luciano Narsingh and Frederico Fernandez after respective ankle and knee problems, with both players standing a decent chance of being fit. Leroy Fer, Wilfried Bony and Kyle Bartley are all through injury though.

Bournemouth v Swansea Preview and Predictions

While Bournemouth have just one win in their last 10 games, Swansea’s resurgence under Carlos Carvalhal has tailed off in recent weeks. Despite a close encounter against Chelsea on Saturday evening, the Swans are now without a win in seven and in a whole lot of trouble once again.

The Cherries were picked off in the south coast derby last weekend, and have now lost three games in a row. They should be safe with a six-point gap to 18th-placed Southampton, but Eddie Howe’s side have played one more than the Saints, who travel to Everton and then Swansea in their next two games.

The Swans meanwhile are just a point ahead of Southampton, but a win in this one would lift them above Huddersfield, who face Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday. After looking like they were going to pull themselves away from the danger zone, Swansea have it all to do again.

If you think the visitors can recapture their form from a few months ago, you can back them at odds of 13/5 on Saturday. Bournemouth start as favourites at 5/4, while the draw’s available at 28/11.

Recommended Bets

Bournemouth to win to nil at 3/1

Swansea have failed to score in their last three games against Swansea, and have only managed two goals in their last seven fixtures.

Jordan Ayew to score and Swansea to win at 7/2

The Swans forward was very lucky to get away with a brutal forearm smash on Gary Cahill last weekend, and that issue will be raised again if he helps inspire his team to a huge victory here.

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