Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(47) 33 Goals 21 (33)
(31) 23 Assists 13 (20)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
27.9 Average Age 28.9
180 Average Height (cm) 187.9
(1) 1.2 Shots pg 0.7 (0.8)
(42%) 45% Aerial Duel Success 61% (59%)
(0.4) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.3 (0.4)
(1.7) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Kemy Agustien Out 6.29
Neil Taylor Out 6.67
Darnel Situ Out N/A
Player Reason Status Rating
Marc Wilson Out 6.93
Rory Delap Out 5.89
Andy Wilkinson Doubtful 6.57

Team News

  • It is hard to guess whether Michael Laudrup will field Michu as the lone forward as he did in the draw at Goodison Park last week, or if Danny Graham will come back into the lineup, having previously scored in each of the last 4 games.
  • Angel Rangel is likely to revert back to his usual right-back berth with Dwight Tiendalli dropping to the bench.
  • Hernandez, Dyer and Routledge will vie for the wide midfield spots again.
  • Andy Wilkinson was subbed off early with a knock during the FA Cup win over Crystal Palace in midweek and could be set to miss out here.
  • Ryan Shotton could thus come into the team, with Geoff Cameron switching to left back and Shotton playing on the right.
  • Delap and Wilson remain Stoke's only other absentees, so Tony Pulis could stick with his usual team otherwise.

Prediction

  • The teams in 9th and 10th place in the table meet at the Liberty as both teams look to advance their cause in any push they might make for a European spot in the table come the end of the season.
  • Swansea won this fixture 2-0 last season but the teams have since played twice at the Brittania, with Stoke winning by that scoreline on both occasions.
  • Accordingly, Stoke have a significantly better record at home this season than they do on the road and, what is more, they have started to ship a fair few goals in recent weeks, conceding 10 in their last 3 games after letting in 14 in their first 19 games of the season. Swansea should exploit those weaknesses at home.
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Comments (2)

 
  • poor walters, he'll score in opponent's net this time

  • i was leaning towards a stoke win,considering Swansea recent fixtures and there date with destiny midweek with Chelsea,i can see a low scoring game with stoke scoring from a set piece,huth/shawcross

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