Swansea enjoyed a 1-0 win at the KC Stadium at the weekend and they look set to make it back-to-back victories when they entertain Aston Villa on Friday.
Swansea responded well to their two consecutive defeats by clinching a valuable three points at Hull City last weekend and they look set to bounce back from the defeat they suffered in their last home match against Tottenham Hotspur. The big question will be who Garry Monk will include in his starting eleven however following a somewhat changed side at the KC Stadium.
Monk will likely include Gylfi Sigurddson, Wilfried Bony and Leon Britton for this Boxing Day clash, hardly a surprise considering that they are hosting a side who are enjoying a relatively decent run of form lately. Villa have turned their season around somewhat and are unbeaten in all but one of their last seven Premier League outings. They managed to halt Manchester United’s winning run at the weekend and will confident that they can manage to get something from this match.
Nevertheless, the view across the bookies is that Paul Lambert’s side will fail to get a single point from this encounter and we can only agree with this view. Swansea will start as firm favourites for the three points with William Hill offering 4/5 for such an outcome.Stan James offer 17/4 for a Villa win and 11/4 for the draw, however this looks set to be a home win for the Swans, especially since the side were unbeaten for six home matches prior to the defeat to Spurs.
Aston Villa will make things tough for the south Wales side, however the home fans should be the ones celebrating at the final whistle.
Looking at the anytime goalscorer market the first name we notice is one Wilfried Bony. The Ivorian was left out of the starting line-up at Hull, however we’re confident that he will start on Friday and will add to his impressive goal-tally at odds of 11/10 with 888sport. Added value lies with the 6/4 available with Boylesports for Bony to score in a Swansea win. That’s the one we’ll be going for.
Our betting tips
Wilfried Bony to score in a Swansea win – Boylesports 6/4