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Swansea V Middlesbrough

Sunday 2nd April 2017
14:30 Kick Off Live on Sky Sports 1

These 2 teams have met on 43 previous occasions with Swansea winning 15, they have drawn 9 but its Boro that edge it with 19 wins.

They met in the reverse fixture back in December when it was Boro who dominated by winning 3-0. A first half brace from Negrado and a 2nd half goal from Marten De Roon completed the scoring. This was Swansea’s first defeat at Middlesbrough since 1983.

Swansea have been in pretty poor form of late winning 2 and losing 4 of their last 6 games. Last time out they lost away 2-0 to Bournemouth.

Boro have been in even worse form than that of late winning 1 drawing 1 and losing 4 of their last 6. They are on a 4 game losing streak at the moment including last time when they lost 3-1 at home to Manchester United.

Swansea currently sit in 17th and just one place about the relegation zone. a win here could take them as high as 16th and possible 6 points clear of the bottom 3.

Boro are deep in the dog fight down in 19th place. If they manage a win here they could go to 18th in the league and more importantly just 3 points from safety.

Swansea do not have any injury concerns going into this and should be at full strength.

Boro are almost back to full fitness they are just waiting on George Friend and Calum Chambers who are close to returning.

Swansea have won 1-0 in their last two home games against Boro.

Boro are the leagues lowest scorers with 20 goals however they have conceded less goals than both Liverpool and Arsenal.

Swansea are 19/20 with most firms including Coral, the draw is @ 5/2 with most firms including Paddy Power and Boro are @ 18/5 with Marathon Bet.

My money is on the draw here @ 5/2 and will have a small bet on 0-0 @ 17/2 with Paddy power and 1-1 with with Paddy Power @ 6/1.