Everton v Swansea Betting Preview | 18th December
In our Everton v Swansea betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Monday night’s Premier League fixture.
Everton vs Swansea Betting Preview
Venue: Goodison Park
Channel: Sky Sports
In-form Everton will welcome last placed Swansea to Goodison Park on Monday evening. The Toffees have enjoyed an incredible turnaround since Sam Allardyce took over at the start of this month after a rocky few weeks under Dave Unsworth, and the blue men of Merseyside from the first months of the season are now a shadow of the team that’s now playing.
However, the same can’t be said for Swansea. Paul Clement’s side have only been able to gain 12 points from 17 games, and such bad form has them rock bottom, racking up 10 defeats and two draws. To add fuel to the fire, the Welsh side have only managed one victory away from home in the Premier League, whereas Everton boast a near-perfect record, winning all home games except three, which were against Tottenham, a 2-5 thriller of a loss to Arsenal and a mere 0-1 defeat to a high-flying Burnley side.
Wayne Rooney has seemingly been reborn under new management and is now this team’s top goalscorer, and Lukasz Fabianski has arguably been the Swans’ best man, which says a lot. If Swansea don’t pick up at least a point, their hopes of climbing out the pit that is the relegation zone shrinks with every passing game.
Everton’s injury room is still full to the brim. James McCarthy, Ramiro Funes Mori, Ross Barkley, Séamus Coleman and Maarten Stekelenburg are all out, but Yannick Bolasie could make a possible comeback after 12 months of being sidelined, and Leighton Baines is still doubtful.
Kyle Bartleyis out for Swansea, with Wayne Routledge still a doubt.
Potential Everton Starting XI: Pickford, Martina, Williams, Holgate, Kenny, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Lennon, Calvert-Lewin.
Potential Swansea Starting XI: Fabianski, Olsson, Mawson, Fernández, Naughton, Carroll, Mesa, Ki Sung.yeung, Ayew, Abraham, Dyer.
Head To Head
- An interesting fact to point out is that Everton have been unable to beat Swansea in the last 6 matches that date back to 2014. However, of those 6 encounters 4 have been draws and the other 2 were victories for Swansea.
Stats & Facts
- Everton have seen less than 2.5 goals in 5 of their previous 6 games.
- Swansea have lost their last 5 away matches.
- Everton 3/4
- Swansea 17/4
- Everton to win 2-0 – 13/2
- Wayne Rooney to score anytime – 7/4
- Under 2.5 goals – 4/7