STAR PREVIEW: Swansea v Arsenal
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nother profitable day yesterday thanks to Chelsea’s win which eventually transpired at Anfield.
Those holding slips about Chelsea being unbeaten all season must now be getting a tad excited. But, in terms of the neutrals, a slip up would at least inject a little more excitement.
As it stands Chelsea have opened up a four point lead over surprise package Southampton and a big eight points over Manchester City who are going through their worst period for some time and were lucky to even draw with QPR judged by what I saw on Match Of The Day.
Arsenal are 12 points off the lead but can close that lead this afternoon at the Liberty Stadium. However, they are hardly going to find Swansea, who are only two points behind the Gunners, a pushover.
Arsenal haven’t enjoyed the rub of the green given they have had an overly decimated squad through injury. Despite that they have won their last two Premier League games at Sunderland (2-0) and at home to Burnley (3-0).
Most recently though they inexplicably threw away a three goal lead in the Champions League against Anderlecht – the match finishing 3-3.
Swansea v Arsenal
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Max 10 matches)
Mar 2014 Premier Arsenal 2-2 Swansea
Sep 2013 Premier Swansea 1-2 Arsenal
Mar 2013 Premier Swansea 0-2 Arsenal
Jan 2013 FA Cup Arsenal 1-0 Swansea
Jan 2013 FA Cup Swansea 2-2 Arsenal
Dec 2012 Premier Arsenal 0-2 Swansea
Jan 2012 Premier Swansea 3-2 Arsenal
Sep 2011 Premier Arsenal 1-0 Swansea
Jan 1983 Div 1 (old) Arsenal 2-1 Swansea
Nov 1982 Div 1 (old) Swansea 1-2 Arsenal
Swansea have gone off the boil a little but do have a good record at home – but that is further complicated by the fact that Arsenal have a good record over Swansea and have also come in for some support with Star Sports today !!
I’m struggling with a bet – and after a good recent run don’t want to give too much back today but am certainly in the draw zone and a small investment at 5/2 is on my Sunday menu.