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MATCH PREVIEW: Swansea v Albion

PUBLISHED

06:45 28th November 2012

Stats and info for today's trip to the Liberty Stadium (ko 7.45pm)

All-time results record (League, FA Cup and League Cup)


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HOME
14
8
333517
 
18

AWAY152491629

-13 

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0

TOTAL29107125146

5


Interesting facts


Steve Clarke’s men travel to the Liberty Stadium in search of their fifth successive Barclays Premier League victory – a feat not achieved in the top flight since Ron Atkinson’s outfit beat Middlesbrough, Wolves, Arsenal, Manchester United and Bristol City in the 1978/79 season.

Victory over Sunderland on Saturday saw the Baggies claim their best start to a top-flight campaign, with 13 games played, since 1953/54. 

Chris Brunt became Albion’s all-time Barclays Premier League appearance maker on Saturday – eclipsing Jonathan Greening’s 106 appearances.

Albion beat Swansea in the Old Division Two play-off semi-finals 3-2 on aggregate in May 1993.

The Baggies did not record 26 points until the first week in February last term and it took Albion 25 games to record eight wins – a figure they have reached in only 13 fixtures this season. 

Last time out

HOME: Barclays Premier League, Saturday, February 4, 2012, Albion 1 (Fortune 54) Swansea 2 (Sigurdsson 55, Graham 59)
AWAY: Barclays Premier League, Saturday, September 17, 2011, Swansea 3 (Sinclair pen 14, Lita 24, Dyer 49) Albion 0

Form guide (last six league matches)

ALBION: LLWWWW
SWANSEA: WLDDWD

Last league match line-ups

SWANSEA (v Liverpool - home D 0-0): Tremmel; Rangel, Flores, Williams (capt), Davies; Britton, de Guzman (Agustien 85), Michu, Routledge ( Dyer 67), Hernandez, Shechter (Ki HT). Subs not used: Cornell (gk); Monk, Lita, Tiendalli.  

ALBION (v Sunderland – away W 4-2): Myhill; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Morrison (Tamas 90+1); Odemwingie (Fortune 69), Gera, Brunt (capt); Long (Lukaku 69). Subs not used: L Daniels (gk); Dorrans, Rosenberg, Popov.  


Swansea team news

Striker Danny Graham will miss out through illness for the second successive game. Luke Moore is back after suffering from the same illness, while Jonathan de Guzman is a doubt with a hamstring complaint. Kyle Bartley is also available for selection after recovering from a thigh injury that has ruled him out since September. Michel Vorm and Neil Taylor remain long-term absentees. 

Ref watch

Lee Mason will referee today's game. The Lancashire official last oversaw the Baggies in last February’s 5-1 victory over Wolves at Molineux. Mason has dished out 45 yellow and no red cards in 11 games this season. 

Betting

Selected odds from Bet Butler: 

Swansea to win: 11/8
Albion to win: 23/10
Draw: 5/2

Shane Long to score first: 7/1
Michu to score first: 6/1

If you fancy a flutter with the club's official online betting partner, click here

Tickets

There are a limited number of tickets remaining for this game. Tickets will remain on general sale at the club’s ticket office until 1pm on Wednesday and supporters are urged not to travel to the Liberty Stadium without a ticket. For more information, click here.

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