Swansea vs Leicester Betting Preview, Premier League Betting Tips

Swansea vs Leicester Odds – Sunday 12th February 2017 – 16:00 – Sky Sports 1

Swansea are 11/8 with the draw at 23/10 and Leicester are 2/1

Betting tips and match preview | Premier League

Swansea welcome Leicester to the Liberty Stadium in a huge Premier League match, with both sides in desperate need of the win.

Swansea come into this match on the back of a narrow 2-1 defeat away against Manchester City, a devastating result for the Swans.

New signing Gabriel Jesus (11) opened the scoring for Manchester City, ensuring that the hosts went into the break with a 1-0 lead.

The young Brazillian has made an instant impression at City, he is currently keeping Sergio Aguero out.

Glfyi Sigurdsson (81) scored the equaliser for Swansea, with Paul Clement’s side showing excellent form.

Jesus returned with his and City’s second (90+2), to break Swansea hearts and deliver all three points.

Swans Seek Triple

Despite a tough start to life for Paul Clement, that recent defeat shouldn’t deflate them too much.

They have managed to keep key players such as Sigurdsson and Llorente at the club, this will be crucial in their fight for survival.

The Swans remain narrowly out of the bottom three, with that excellent win taking them to 21 points.

Swans Favourites

Swansea head into this fixture as the favourites, with Leicester enduring a real tough title defence.

They will be looking to register their seventh win of the season, in the process securing three wins in four matches.

The Swans will be looking to improve their overall record against Leicester, they have won three, drawn none and lost 7 of their 10 meetings.

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Foxes In Poor Form

Claudio Ranieri’s side come into this match on the back of another poor performance, this time a 3-0 defeat against Manchester United.

Henrik Mkhitaryan (42) opened the scoring for United, with a superb counter-attacking goal and giving United the lead.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (44) added to his impressive tally just minutes later, dealing Leicester a cruel blow.

Juan Mata (49) ended the contest in the second half, with a fine finish to end what was an excellent afternoon for United.

It was another wretched performance from the Foxes, who have had a dreadful title defence.

Consistency Needed

Leicester’s away form this season has been truly abysmal, but their home form has been good.

They face a Swansea side who have enjoyed a revival under Paul Clement, a win in this match would be massive for the Foxes.

That defeat means that Leicester have now lost four of their last five matches, with just one win in their last six.

The Foxes find themselves 16th in the Premier League, one place and two points above the relegation zone.

Leicester Underdogs

Leicester come into this match as the underdogs, with their dismal away record this season informing those odds.

They will need to start winning, with relegation a real possibility given their current position.

Ranieri’s side will be looking to continue their recent record against Swansea, with the Foxes winning the last four meetings.

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Both teams are 4/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Swansea are Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente at 5/1 with Borja Baston at 13/2. For Leicester, Islam Slimani and Jamie Vardy are at 6/1 with Shinji Okazaki at 7/1.

The last time that these two sides met Leicester won 2-1 and the odds of the same result are 9/1.

Swansea vs Leicester Odds

Tip 1 – Llorente to score first @ 5/1

Tip 2 – Swansea to win 2-1 @ 8/1