Swansea hosts high-flying Aston Villa in the Premier League this Sunday. Villa needs the win in this match to stay in the top ten, with five clubs lined up to knock Villa down the league table if they win this weekend.
Sunday will mark the first time since 1983 that Swansea and Villa play one another, making it nearly three decades since Swansea pulled off a 2-1 home win against Villa in the 1st Division.
After a solid start to the season, Swansea has run into some tough opposition in recent weeks, and comes into Sunday’s game with two losses, two draws and a single win from its last five matches. Despite this patchy record, the club will be feeling confident enough after drawing away to Liverpool and losing 1-0 to Man United at home.
Swansea has scored 6 goals in its last five matches, and none in its last two. Meanwhile, defence has let in 7 goals, and will need to tighten the screws to give Swansea a chance of beating Aston Villa.
Aston Villa has also hit a bump in the road to the mid-season, with three losses, a draw and a single win to show for its efforts over recent weeks. Two of the club’s three losses were incurred against clubs ranked in the top four.
Aston Villa has put away 7 goals in its last five matches. Defence has looked very frail over the last five matches, conceding 12 goals.
Aston Villa knows that it needs to arrest its slide down the standings this weekend, but is in for a tough time against a Swansea team that has lost at home just once this season – to Manchester United.
The Welsh team isn’t giving away wins at the Liberty Stadium, and is certainly capable of putting away a side struggling with its defence. Swansea is capable of upping its scoring rate, and its backs should do enough to stop Aston Villa’s uninspired attack from running away with the match.
With this in mind our Swansea vs. Aston Villa betting tip is to back Swansea to beat Aston Villa on Sunday at the best odds you can find.
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