Swansea City battle it out against Middlesbrough at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday and it would not be an exaggeration to call the match a relegation six pointer.
Swansea City Match Betting News
Swansea City were rejuvenated following the appointment of Neil Clement as manager and while the Swans have improved since the arrival of the Englishman, the Welsh side have moved perilously close to the relegation zone once again after consecutive defeats.
It is now clear that Swansea need a victory soon in order to avoid being dragged into the drop zone and with a clash against relegation rivals Middlesbrough up next, Clement’s men will need no reminding of how important the encounter on Sunday really is for their hopes of retaining Premier League status.
Nathan Dyer and Angel Rangel are the two injury concerns for Swansea heading into the game and it does look like Clement will be able to field his strongest possible side for the encounter.
Middlesbrough Match Betting News
A run of ten matches without a victory meant that Aitor Karanka lost his job as manager of Middlesbrough and the club hierarchy have not yet appointed a replacement for the Spaniard as of yet, with caretaker Steve Agnew still in charge at the moment.
Middlesbrough did perform well under Agnew against Manchester United before the international break but Boro are currently in a situation where points are more important and a failure to earn a good result against fellow strugglers Swansea this weekend could mean curtains for their Premier League status.
Callum Chambers and George Friend are the two players who look set to miss the encounter due to injury problems.
Swansea City vs Middlesbrough Match Prediction
Middlesbrough managed to claim a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Swansea City the last time these two teams squared off against each other earlier on in the season but a repeat result on Sunday looks very unlikely.
With so much at stake, one can be sure that both Swansea and Middlesbrough will give it all they have to claim a victory but the Swans have become a good side at home and they should have enough about them to earn the three points against a toothless Boro side.