Swansea v Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
April 10, 2018
Liberty Stadium - Premier League
Swansea are desperate for three points as they look for first win in five games this weekend against Everton in the Premier League. The Toffees have their Premier League safety guaranteed, and may even have their sights set on European football next season.
Everton came out on top in the reverse fixture, back in December, when Swansea were stuck in the relegation zone. Leroy Fer struck first for the visitors, however, a goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin drew Everton level, before Gylfi Sigurdsson struck and Wayne Rooney soon followed up with a penalty.
Carlos Carvalhal will be delighted to welcome back Andre Ayew, with the striker having served the last of his three-game-ban last weekend. Martin Olsson should recover having sustained a minor injury in last-weekend's draw against West Brom, although Mike van der Hoorn is unlikely to return, perhaps prompting a switch to a back-four for Swansea.
Idrissa Gana Gueye returned to the bench for the Merseyside derby following a hamstring injury, and may be in contention to make the starting XI this weekend, although will have to displace the impressive Tom Davies.
Swansea v Everton Preview and Predictions
Swansea's bid for Premier League safety has taken a knock in recent weeks, as their impressive ten game unbeaten streak has been followed by just two wins in their last eight games.
Carvalhal's side sit four points and three places above the relegation zone, although have a game in hand on two of the bottom three. Last weekend's draw against West Brom was a real blow for the Swans, who have Manchester City and Chelsea left to play. The returning Andre Ayew will certainly help the Welsh team get over the poor result, and if the forward can maintain his pre-suspencion form, will play a major part in the game.
Everton have recovered from a poor winter run of results, and have pulled in seven points from their last five games. With a comparatively easy run in, Sam Allardyce will have one eye on the Europa League spots, in an attempt to secure his role as manager over the summer.
Wayne Rooney's form helped keep Everton afloat in the first half of the season, but has seen his goalscoring drop off as the team has improved. The Toffee's forwards have been struggling in recent weeks, with neither Cenk Tosun nor Oumar Niasse scoring in the past four weeks. However, alongside fellow January signing Theo Walcott, the Turkish striker has looked a threat and will certainly pose one against the Swansea back line.
Ayew to score anytime at 12/5
With a goal in each of his two games before being sent off, the forward will be raring to return.
Everton to win and both teams to score at 12/2
The Toffees should have the edge going into the game but Swansea will certainly cause problems.