Everton vs Swansea / Premier League – The last match in the 18th round of the English Premier League brings us the clash between the 10th Everton and the last Swansea, which currently has 10 points less. Otherwise, they came to this difference after Everton made three wins in the last four rounds, while Swansea recorded three defeats and one win at the same time. But on the other hand, the players from Wales were more successful in their duel last season because they played 1-0 at home and played 1-1 at Goodison. Begins: 18.12.2017. – 21:00 CET
In this way, Everton’s negative series in duels with Swansea was actually only extended to four draws and three defeats, so the home footballers in this match certainly have a lot of motives to try to get all three points. Especially because we have already said in the introduction that their game improved considerably after the arrival of the new coach Allardyce, so they in the last five matches made four wins and one draw against their city rival Liverpool.
However, that 3-0 triumph against Apollon on the side had no significance because they had lost all the chances for placement in the knockout stage of Europa League, but it is obvious that it is very welcome to restore their confidence. Otherwise, the team of Everton has with these 10 points won took the 10th place in the first on the Premier League table, although they cannot for some time count on the injured defenders Coleman, Funes Mori and Baines, midfielders McCarthy and Barkley and striker Bolasie.
Probable lineups Everton: Pickford – Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Martina – Gueye, Schneiderlin – Lennon, Rooney, Sigurdsson – Calvert-Lewin
As for the guests from Wales, they are awaiting this duel at Goodison after a convincing home defeat (0-4) from Manchester City, but they before that with 1-0 managed to defeat the team of West Bromwich on their field, so they are only two points behind them, Crystal Palace and West Ham. And since the other teams from the bottom of the table do not have a particularly high point advantage, then the last ranked Swansea still has a real chance to survive in the elite rank.
However, for something like that , they urgently need to fix their game at home, where they have even made five defeats, while they are now expecting a clash with a team that is in very good shape, so it will be very interesting to see what tactics will coach Clement choose for Goodison. As for the composition, we expect the return of the experienced Fernandez in the last line as well as the young Abraham at the top of the attack, while center-back Bartley and wing striker Routledge should miss this match due to injuries.
Probable lineups Swansea: Fabianski – Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson – Ki Sung-Yong, Mesa, Carroll – Dyer, Abraham, Ayew
Everton vs Swansea PICK
Even though this is a very important match for the last ranked team from Wales in the struggle for survival, we must bear in mind that even the team of Everton has finally found the right form and therefore we still expect another safe victory here.
Pick: Everton wins
Odds: 1.78 at William Hill (down to 1.70 can be played)