Stoke vs Swansea Preview: Swansea Ensures Safety At Stoke’s Expense

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Updated: February 10, 2014
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The online betting favorite Swansea visit Stoke to snatch more points and secure a safe spot away from the relegation zone. However, the visitors must expect a down the wire match as Stoke is also keen on collecting more wins before the season ends.

 

Match Date: 12 February 2014 (local time)

Venue: Britannia Stadium

Team Form

Stoke

Mark Hughes readily expressed his delight over the even steven finish that Stoke had against the strong, Southampton.

 

Aside from snatching a point to improve their rank, what made the victory even  sweeter for Hughes was the fact that they have somehow put an end to their poor away form. The Potters have been struggling to snatch a victory in a different territory for quite some time now. But with the said win, the club currently enjoys a new degree of hope.

 

Prior to the draw, Stoke also defeated Manchester United. It was the first time that they have outlasted the club within the last thirty (30) years.

 

Swansea

Swansea’s newly appointed interim coach, Garry Monk secured a morale boosting victory, which could readily save them from all the relegation stress and worries.

 

Immediately after Michael Laudrup’s sacking, Monk made his presence known via winning against their rivals, Cardiff City. The win did not only help them gain extra points, it also propelled their rank to the 10th spot of the table. Making it even more memorable was the fact that the match was one of the most anticipated derbies in the tournament.

 

Swansea’s recent victory was their second during their last six (6) matches. They have been experiencing a poor run prior to this win, thus, making the triumph even more memorable and instrumental in improving their rank.

 

Prediction: Swansea

Swansea have not been very successful during its last six (6) away matches. However, their current form suggests a high degree of strength that will help them overcome the momentum gained by Stoke. However, they should be wary of a possible draw.

 

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