Crystal Palace vs Swansea Odds – Tuesday 3rd January 2017 – 20:00
Palace are 5/6 with the draw at 11/4 and Swansea are 16/5
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Crystal Palace welcome Swansea to Selhurst Park in another round of festive fixtures, continuing with the first period of New Year Premier League action.
Palace come into this fixture on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal on New Years Day.
Olivier Giroud (17) scored the opening goal of the game for the Gunners, it was one of the goals of the season, a scorpion kick that was more than a match for Mhkitaryan’s effort.
Alex Iwobi (56) capped another start this season with the winner, although it was nowhere near as spectacular as the opener.
Palace Look To Allardyce
Crystal Palace come into this match in dismal form, having won just once in their last six games.
Sam Allardyce is the man the Eagles have appointed to take them forward, he is yet to get off the mark as the Palace manager.
His first job will be to sure up the Palace defence, with the Eagles conceding late against Watford and two against Arsenal.
Palace have taken just 27 points from 38 Premier League games this year, with the Eagles starting 2017 as badly as they ended 2016.
Crystal Palace come into this match as favourites, with Swansea in a poor run of form themselves.
This will be a tough fixture for Allardyce’s men, although they will be encouraged by Swansea’s defeat at home to Bournemouth.
Their overall record against Swansea is poor, with the Eagles winning just 3 of their 13 meetings.
Swansea come into this match on the back of another defeat, this time a crushing 3-0 defeat at home against Bournemouth.
They have lost both of their home games, against sides in and around them, like Palace they have also just appointed another manager.
Benik Afobe (25) opened the scoring for the Cherries, after some comical defending from the Swans, with Jordi Amat and Fabianski the culprits.
Ryan Fraser scored Bournemouth’s second just before half time (45+1), with the Cherries going into the break 2-0 up.
Joshua King (88) completed the scoring late on, with Swansea enduring another poor result, incoming manager Paul Clement has a huge job on his hands.
Swans Seek Fresh Start
The search for their third manager of the season is now over, with the vastly experienced man Paul Clement appointed on Monday.
They have scored just once in the last two matches, conceding seven goals in the process, which is poor all round, especially given that they were both at home.
Clement has no experience of managing in the Premier League, but he has been an assistant to the vastly experienced Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
This match represents a fresh start for Swansea, they will need to start picking up points against teams like Crystal Palace to survive.
Swansea head into this fixture as the underdogs, with their poor recent form and morale at the club at an all time low.
They will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, in the process securing a third win in eight matches.
The Swans will be looking to draw on the 5-4 win against Palace, the game was a whirlwind affair but an incredible result.
Both teams are 4/5 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Crystal Palace are Christian Benteke at 7/2, with Frasier Campbell at 5/1. For Swansea, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente are at 15/2 with Borja Baston at 8/1.
The last time that these two sides met Swansea won 5-4 and the odds of the same result are 250/1.
Crystal Palace vs Swansea Odds
Tip 1 – Benteke to score first @ 7/2
Tip 2 – Palace to win 3-1 @ 12/1