Premier League Betting: Swansea vs. Crystal Palace

Mike Richardson

Thursday, February 27, 2014 7:11 PM GMT

There's so very little between the middle of the Premier league and the relegation zone in the Premier league that very nearly anything can happen…What is highly likely to happen when Swansea host Crystal Palace is that your Humble Handicapper will win money! Why don't you join him and take full advantage of his top soccer picks?

The Premier league is the place to be for excitement with the capital X but it's also the place to be to make money with a capital M, thanks to your Humble Handicapper’s soccer picks.

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Swansea are only doing slightly OK, they have seven wins, seven draws and 13 defeats all season. Such is the nature of the English Premier League this season they are 12th in the league, and while they're only just four points clear of the dreaded dotted line they look to be one of the sides who are reasonably safe from relegation this term. They currently are 14/1 to be sent down and 3/1 on a top-10 finish.

That matters little to the head to head odds as Swansea winning this match is at 7/10, a draw is at 11/4 and Crystal Palace winning is at 16/5.

Recent form

Swansea had one of the most entertaining games in the Premier league last weekend when they played out a 4-3 defeat with Liverpool, however as your Humble Handicapper always says you don't get any points for performance.

The question is will Swansea return to winning ways against Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace are only two points and two places above the dreaded dotted line. You will be very familiar with your Humble Handicapper’s six point rule which states you need to factor in six-point swing at this stage the game, that would theoretically put Crystal Palace bottom of the table.

Crystal Palace are a side that tends not to draw and they only managed end two games honours even out of the 26 that they have played thus far this season and they tend to concede twice as many goals as they score.

That would suggest that Swansea win, 2-1 and that is available at best soccer odds of 8/1.

Swansea have scored twice as many goals as Crystal Palace this term, that's 36 but they have conceded 40.

Swansea have only two clean sheet in their last 10 games therefore you might want to avoid having them win to nil at 15/8 and instead stick your money on both sides to score at 5/6.

However your Humble Handicapper feels that they are due a clean sheet and Crystal Palace are just the sort of side not to score against Swansea.

Your Humble Handicapper thinks that Swansea have the form and home advantage and will be infused and fired up after scoring three against fourth placed Liverpool, irrespective of losing a game and it will just be more bad news for Palace.

Prediction: Swansea win 3-0 available at best soccer odds of 16/1 with BetVictor.

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