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Published: 07.09.2017

Swansea v Newcastle Betting Offers and Tips

It is way too early in the season to be talking about relegation six pointers but there is no doubt that Sunday’s game between Swansea and Newcastle is an important one.

The first job for both sides in the new Premier League season is to ensure they remain in the division. In that regard things went well last time out as Paul Clement and Rafa Benitez saw their teams pick up their first wins of the season.

With the chance to secure back to back wins and deal a blow to a likely relegation rival, expect a fierce battle at the Liberty Stadium.

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Swansea v Newcastle Betting Analysis

Swansea survived by the skin of their teeth last season. It was not until Paul Clement became their third manager of the year that they looked like a top flight team and their fans are hopeful they will continue to improve.

Certainly the club’s American owners have backed their managed. The loss of Gylfi Sigurdsson was a blow but Sam Clucas is a shrewd signing, Wilfried Bony scored for fun in his first spell at the club and Renato Sanches is a world class midfielder in the making.

Clement’s delight with Swansea’s summer transfer window contrasts sharply with Rafa Benitez’s anger at Newcastle’s lack of business.

Benitez has made it clear that he feels the Magpies lack the quality for the coming relegation battle and it would be no surprise to see his fall out with the club’s hierarchy end in the Spaniard leaving some time soon.

Benitez cuts dejected figure at the moment and he could be even more unhappy come Sunday evening as we think Swansea will pick up an important three points at $2.30 with Centrebet.

One of the major concerns that Benitez has is the lack of goals in his squad. New signing Joselu didn’t shine when at Stoke, Dwight Gayle is injury prone and the manager clearly doesn’t back Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Newcastle easily put three past West Ham but Swansea are a significantly more organised team so a bet on the home team to keep a clean sheet could pay off at $2.85 with William Hill.

It could also be well worth betting on under 2.5 goals which is $1.73 with Palmerbet.

While Newcastle fans are wondering where the goals will come from, Swansea fans are excited about a potential strike partnership between Wilfried Bony and Tammy Abraham.

Swansea know all about Bony but they are still learning about what Abraham brings to the table. The young striker is looking to prove he can cut the mustard in the Premier League after scoring for fun in the Championship last season.

Abraham opened his Swansea account against Crystal Palace and he can strike again at Newcastle so back him to score any time at $2.75 with Bet365.

Swansea v Newcastle Top Betting Tips

Swansea to win at $2.30 with Centrebet

Swansea to keep a clean sheet at $2.85 with William Hill

Under 2.5 goals at $1.73 with Palmerbet

Tammy Abraham to score at $2.75 with Bet365

Key Battles

Rafa Benitez is a very successful manager who has worked at some of the biggest clubs in the world but he has always had a reputation for preferring defensive football.

He has never been worried about taking the game to the opposition away from home and he will set up his Newcastle team so that they do not lose. At least that’s the plan.

Swansea won’t worry about a defensive approach from their opponents. Clement’s side will be happy to keep the ball and try to create space with clever passing and movement.

The midfield battle will be key as Newcastle try to stop Swansea’s creative players getting on the ball while their defence will have to carefully watch the movement of the Swans’ forwards.

Match Stats

  • Swansea have won four of their last six meetings with Newcastle while the Magpies have won just one
  • Newcastle haven’t won any of their last 12 away games in the Premier League
  • Only two of Swansea’ last 10 league games have seen more than two goals scored
  • After three games of the new season, Swansea are just one point better off than Newcastle with four

Predicted Line-Up

Swansea – Fabianski; Hoorn, Fernández, Mawson; Fer, Clucas, Sanches, Naughton, Olsson; Ayew, Bony

Newcastle – Elliot; Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba, Manquillo; Hayden, Merino, Atsu, Ritchie; Pérez, Joselu

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