Swansea v Everton
Saturday, 17:30
Live On BT Sports 1


Paul Clement's team have finally woke from their slumber, but do they have enough time to pull off a great escape?
A run of six games without a victory which saw Swansea slide back into the relegation zone, came to an end with the recent home win over Stoke. This was followed by a draw at Old Trafford last weekend, which saw Gylfi Sigurdsson score a spectacular equaliser from a long range free-kick.

Swansea have proved that they can win games under Clement and with two home matches sandwiching a trip to relegated Sunderland, there's no reason why they couldn't claim maximum points. With 17th placed Hull winning regularly at home, that might well be what's required for Swansea to stay up.

Clement's task has been made harder by the number of players he has unavailable to him. Nathan Dyer, Jefferson Montero, Angel Rangel and Wayne Routledge are all out injured.


Everton's brilliant home form came to an end on Sunday, when a run of eight consecutive wins at Goodison Park, was halted by Chelsea.

The Premier League leaders took their time to break down Everton, but eventually ran out as 3-0 winners. Ronald Koeman's team have only won two matches against the six clubs above them and it's an area where they must improve if they are to progress next season.

Their away form could also be better, with Everton's home results having rather masked their poor return on the road. They are now without an away win in six games (D4 L2).

Koeman is another manager missing several players as the season comes towards a conclusion. Muhamed Besic, Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman, Ramiro Funes Mori, Aaron Lennon, James McCarthy and Morgan Schneiderlin are all unavailable.

Ref Watch

Martin Atkinson will officiate. The highly rated referee took charge of the Champions League semi-final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the weekend, showing four yellow cards.

Match Odds

Everton are the narrow favourites at 2.70, with Swansea at 2.82 and the draw at 3.55.

That seems like a very big price for Swansea considering their undoubted motivation and Everton's poor away record. Indeed, it's large enough for Swansea to be worth backing at 2.00 in the Draw No Bet market, which seems like a safer proposition considering the amount of away draws Everton have had of late.

Over/Under 2.5 Goals

This is another closely poised market. Overs is the slight favourite at 1.94, with unders out at 2.02.

Under 2.5 goals perhaps seems likelier to land. Swansea's last four games have seen under 2.5 goals, while Everton's last two away trips have featured less than three goals.

To Score

Romelu Lukaku leads the market at [2.35], but it's worth noting that he's only scored once in Everton's last eight away games.

For Swansea, Sigurdsson looks good value at 3.30. He's scored nine goals this season and is the man Swansea fans will be looking towards to save them from the drop.

Recommended Bets
Back Swansea Draw No Bet at 2.00
Back Sigurdsson to score at 3.30

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