Swansea City Premier League Betting Preview
Swansea City Betting Odds
Premier League betting odds: 1250/1 Betfred
Relegation odds: 4/1 Ladbrokes
FA Cup betting odds: 50/1 Coral
Swansea City Top Goalscorer betting: To follow
Swansea City Betting Preview
It was a late rally that started in early March with a 2-1 victory away to Arsenal that eventually steered Swansea City to Premier League safety but, after a promising start to the season, they had looked in serious relegation trouble for much of the campaign.
Welsh football might be on the up after the national team’s exploits at Euro 2016, but anyone anticipating Swansea challenging for Premier League honours over the coming months is likely to be seriously disappointed. Even a top 10 finish at 5/1 doesn’t look particularly attractive as things stand.
Swansea’s relegation odds of 4/1 do have some appeal, particularly if they are unable to find someone who can hit the back of the net with some regularity.
Swansea were eliminated from both cup competitions early on by lower league opposition last term and they don’t really stand out as being a cup team at present.
- Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers)
- Mike van der Hoorn (Ajax Amsterdam)
- George Byers (Watford)
- Tyler Reid (Manchester United)
- James Demetriou (out of contract)
- Kyle Copp (out of contract)
- Alex Gogic (out of contract)
- Raheem Hanley (Northampton Town)
- Henry Jones (out of contract)
- Gareth Owen (out of contract)
- Dan Alfei (out of contract)
- Lee Lucas (out of contract)
- Stephen Fallon (out of contract)
- Alberto Paloschi (Atalanta)
- Eder (Lille)
- Oliver Davies (Kilmarnock – season loan)
- Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town – six-month loan)
- Kyle Bartley (Leeds United – season loan)
- Matt Grimes (Leeds United – season loan)
- Ryan Hedges (Yeovil Town – six-month loan)
Swansea City’s record 2015-16
- Premier League – 12th
- FA Cup – 3rd round (Oxford United)
- League Cup – 3rd round (Hull City)
Swansea City fixtures 2016-17
The Swans begin their Premier League season away to newly-promoted Burnley on Saturday 13th August. Next up they play host to another club returning to the top-flight after a season away, with Hull City visiting the Liberty Stadium. You would think that how Swansea fare in those two games could have a major bearing on their entire campaign thereafter. Swansea end the season at home to West Bromwich Albion on 21st May 2017.
Swansea City Betting Tips
Swansea City have been seen as being something of a poster boy club in how they were run over recent years, but that reputation has been tarnished a little over the past few months with the decision to sell a majority stake in the club to an American consortium at the end of last season costing them their status as a club to aspire to in the eyes of many.
Although they eventually finished just below mid-table last season, they did look to be in the relegation mire at times. Part of the reason for that was the lack of a reliable goalscorer and Francesco Guidolin will need to find someone who can follow in the footsteps of Michu and Wilfried Bony next term.
With Portugal’s Euro 2016 hero Eder and the Italian Alberto Paloschi having already left the club (after a year and six-months respectively) and Bafetimbi Gomis set to follow, there is a very definite striker shortage at Swansea. Among the forwards being linked with a move to the Liberty Stadium are Leicester City’s title-winner Leonardo Ulloa and FC Lorient’s Cameroon international Benjamin Moukandjo.
Another option might be a return to Swansea for Bony, but wages would be a stumbling block unless some deal could be agreed with Manchester City. Another former old boy who would be welcomed back is Joe Allen but, after his fine form for Wales in France, he may well have other more lucrative options on the table.
Swansea City Information
- Official club site: www.swanseacity.net/
- Stadium: Liberty Stadium
- Manager: Francesco Guidolin
- Club nickname: The Swans
- Year formed: 1912
- Club owner: Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan (majority shareholders)
- Most League appearances: Wilfred Milne (586)
- Most League Goals: Ivor Allchurch (166)
Swansea City Club honours
English third tier (currently Football League One)
Winners (3): 1924–25, 1948–49, 2007–08
English fourth tier (currently Football League Two)
Winners (1): 1999–2000
Welsh Football League – Welsh Top Division (Swansea Town / City Reserves)
Winners (12): 1912–13, 1924–25, 1925–26, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1950–51, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1975–76
Football League Cup
Winners (1): 2012–13
Football League Trophy
Winners (2): 1993–94, 2005–06
Winners (10): 1912–13, 1931–32, 1949–50, 1960–61, 1965–66, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1988–89, 1990–91
FAW Premier Cup
Winners (2): 2004–05, 2005–06