Pick Swansea To Win 2-0 vs. Bournemouth in Premier League Action

SBR Staff

Friday, November 20, 2015 8:01 PM UTC

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 8:01 PM UTC

Our expert handicapper turns his eyes on the Swansea City and Bournemouth week 13 match in Premier League action.Find inside a odds breaksdown & a few profitable plays to cash in Saturday.

Swansea City vs Bournemouth AFC  
Swansea have been having a torrid time of it lately, leading to speculation that manager Gary Monk will be the next Premiership manager to lose his job. They were pretty woeful in defeat at lowly Norwich in their last match and will be desperate to return to winning ways after just one victory – against bottom club Aston Villa – in their last eight games. They could not pick a better team to try to secure it against. After a strong start to the season, Bournemouth lost star player Callum Wilson to injury and now they are in freefall. They have lost their last five matches in a row, conceding five to both Man City and Tottenham. Even when they played well in their last match, at home to struggling Newcastle, they still lost 1-0. They desperately miss Wilson’s goal scoring talents as they passed the ball well and created some fantastic chances, but there was nobody to stick them away. 

Bournemouth are now -120 third-favorites to be relegated this season and that currently looks to be a very attractive price. Fellow promoted clubs Watford and Norwich are picking up vital points and look to be getting stronger while Bournemouth are in decline. Fellow strugglers Sunderland and Aston Villa have both changed their managers in a bid to galvanise their squads, and there are signs that it is working. Bournemouth are likely to stick with Eddie Howe in the dugout after the wonders he worked in winning the Championship last year, but he will have a job on his hands to prevent them sliding back down this season. 

It is just hard to see who is going to score the goals to keep them afloat. One thing Howe has done is tighten up the defence since the pasting they took at Man City and then at Spurs. They only conceded one goal against Liverpool, two against Southampton and one at Newcastle. Expect a similar situation against Swansea in a tense, low-scoring game. You can get -110 at Paddy Power for under 2.5 goals and that looks a great bet. Swansea have only scored five in their past nine games, while Bournemouth have just four goals in their last seven and haven’t scored in their last three games. Neither side is firing on all cylinders, so expect few goals here. If you’re being even more cautious, Sporting Bet is offering -285 to under 3.5 goals. 

But Swansea should have enough to win this one. Monk seems a popular figure at the Liberty Stadium and the players will be fighting to help him keep his job. The -110 on offer at Sporting Bet and Betway is an excellent price for a team that are actually far superior to Bournemouth, but have just struggled of late. 

Swansea have some strong players going forwards, with Andre Ayew, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jefferson Montero supporting Bafetimbi Gomis up front. Gomis is the focal point of the attack and deservedly favorite for the first goal scorer at +400 with various bookmakers, while Ayew is another interesting soccer pick at +600 with 888. But for longer soccer odds, consider Sigurdsson. He is a set piece specialist and often scores direct from free kicks, and this could be just what breaks the deadlock in such a tight game. He is +900 with Coral to score first in this game, and that is an attractive price. Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey also pitches in with a few long-range strikes and he is +800 with Coral. 
If you are thinking about a correct score bet, 2-0 to Swansea looks a good bet at +900 with Bet Victor

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