Swansea City vs Everton Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Swansea City’s battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League will continue when Everton travel to the Liberty Stadium this weekend.
Last time: Everton registered a 3-1 win at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture. Leroy Fer opened the scoring for the visitors on that occasion, but the Toffees hit back to secure all three points.
This time: Swansea are 6/4 for the victory, with Everton at 9/4 and the draw available at 23/10.
You might remember: Swansea’s first-ever league win against Everton came at Goodison Park in January 2016, with the Welsh outfit recording a 2-1 victory, courtesy of goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Ayew.
Swansea's Last Six:
Won: 2 Drawn: 2 Lost: 2
Swansea will be able to call upon Jordan Ayew, who has missed the their last three matches through suspension.
Tammy Abraham justified his start against West From with a goal last weekend, and the on-loan Chelsea forward is expected to keep his place in the starting XI.
Everton's Last Six:
Won: 2 Drawn: 1 Lost: 3
Wayne Rooney was replaced just before an hour against Liverpool last weekend, and the former England captain could lose his spot in Everton’s line-up here.
Idrissa Gueye is expected to return to the XI, while Ashley Williams will be hoping to win a place in the squad after missing the Merseyside derby entirely due to a ban.
Swansea will be looking to make it back-to-back home Premier League wins against Everton when they welcome the Toffees to the Liberty Stadium this weekend. Fernando Llorente scored the only goal of the match in their last meeting in Wales, and while the striker is no longer a Swan, his former club still need the three points to go some way towards securing their top-flight status.
A run of four games without a win has seen the Welsh club drop back into trouble, and they’re only four points clear of the bottom three as things stand. That said, they will fancy their chances of overcoming an Everton side who have only won twice on the road in the Premier League this term.
Swansea, who are 6/4 to return to winning ways on home soil, looked to be almost safe when they thumped West Ham United at the start of March, but the they haven’t won since, and were held by basement boys West Brom last weekend. A total of 32 points from 32 matches has left them 15th in the table, and they’re now only four points clear of the relegation zone. That said, Swansea have won seven of their last eight home matches in all competitions, which is worth taking into account in this Premier League preview.
The draw is at 23/10, and as mentioned above in this Premier League preview, both teams will enter the match on the back of draws last weekend. Swansea have shared the points in two of their last four in the top tier, while four of the last seven league meetings between the two teams have finished level – including a goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium in September 2015.
Tammy Abraham is 9/2 in the first goalscorer market, while Chelsea loanee is available at 11/1 to score two or more goals during 90 minutes. Abraham notched up his eighth Swansea goal against West Brom last weekend, and the 20-year-old certainly has the tools to hurt Everton, who are always up for discussion in the Premier League predictionsmarket.
Cenk Tosun is 6/1 in the first goalscorer market as part of the best football betting tips, while the Everton striker is available at 11/1 to score two or more goals in the afternoon. The Turkey international has managed four goals in his last five Premier League appearances – including a brace in the Merseysiders’ trip to Stoke City.
Predicted Score: Swansea 2 - 1 Everton
Look out for:
The first goalscorer market has a lot of interesting value in this match. Aside from the options mentioned above, Rooney is at 15/2 for Everton, while Swansea’s Sam Clucas is at 9/1 as part of the best football betting tips for the weekend. Toffees midfielder Tom Davies is an outside bet at 35/1.
Today’s football predictionis 2-1 to Swansea at 10/1. Everton don’t have an awful lot to play for in the final weeks of the season, and Swansea have been very strong at home since appointing Carlos Carvalhal.
It's a long shot, but:
Everton ran out 3-1 winners the last time they faced Swansea. That particular scoreline on this occasion can be backed as high as 30/1, which is an appealing price when considering the various football predictions.
Written by Matt Law
Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.