Stoke v Swansea City 15:00 Sun
Taking Stoke City’s flailing form into account, Swansea can hope to record a rare away victory on Sunday as long odds against with Ladbrokes when they travel to the Brittania Stadium.
The Potters currently have the third worst form in the Premier league winning one, drawing one and losing four of their last six fixtures.
Swansea are looking considerably healthier with three wins and one draw in their last six league matches; two of which were away victories.
The Welsh outfit currently sit in 11th spot but another away win on Sunday would mean that the Swans could mount a real challenge for a mid-table spot and go level on points with Sunderland and Everton, providing several other fixtures go in their favour.
Brendan Rodgers’ team haven’t been fantastic away from the Liberty Stadium this campaign, to say the least, however the promoted club seem to be gaining confidence in the relatively new heights of the Premier League and appear to be posing a genuine threat to other teams.
Stoke are on a slightly different path at the moment and are going through a rough patch, with some even calling for Tony Pulis to be replaced at the helm.
Also on 30 points, Stoke would also go level with Sunderland and Everton with a home win on Sunday, providing both the aforementioned sides lose their Saturday matches.
The last time these two sides met, Swansea managed to run out a 2-0 victory but Stoke will need to be altogether more threatening if they want to finish higher than last season’s 13th place.
Stoke manager Tony Pulis emphasised the importance of this game by fielding a weakened side midweek in their loss to Valencia, with Peter Crouch, Rory Delap and Matthew Etherington all available for selection.
Swansea manager Brendan Rogers will be without Kemy Agustien, but will be boosted by the return of Joe Allen in midfield, who missed the defeat at the Liberty last week against Norwich.
Danny Graham will once again lead the Swansea line, looking to increase on his title as the highest scoring Englishman in the Premiership, as he looks to boost his England claims.