Swansea City v Bournemouth tips: More woe for sinking Swans
A woeful Swansea City side will be placed under more pressure on New Years' Eve
December 30th, 2016
The Swans head into their final match of 2016 with no manager in control following the sacking of Bob Bradley shortly after Christmas. The former US national coach was in charge at the Liberty Stadium for a mere 85 days prior to his far-from-unexpected dismissal and his failure in inspiring a turnaround to the side’s fortunes was the reason for his exit from the club.
In all honesty there will be few who will mourn his departure, given that his initial appointment wasn’t at all popular amongst fans. Nevertheless whoever takes over in the managerial hot-seat faces the very tough task of lifting the Swans clear of the relegation zone.
We’re of the opinion that the south Wales outfit will finish the year on an even lower note when they host Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon. The Cherries are having a decent enough season in their second Premier League campaign – at least by their own relatively modest standards – although whilst boss Eddie Howe succeeded in keeping the side in the top-flight at the end of last season, he is struggling to steer them to victory away from the comforts of Dean Court.
Nevertheless at least they are clear of the bottom three for now and they should be confident of securing a valuable three points when they face a Swans side which have lost four of their last five Premier League outings. The manager-less Swans have enjoyed a couple of notable successes of late with wins over both Sunderland and Crystal Palace but we believe that they will come unstuck at the Liberty Stadium this weekend.
Bournemouth may have been less than impressive on the road this season, however we don’t expect them to have too many concerns when they go head-to-head with a Swans side which could well be playing in the Championship next season.
Swansea City have been having few problems finding the net of late and we expect them to add to the scoreline this weekend, however any home goals will be purely consolatory in what looks fairly certain to be a Cherries victory on Saturday afternoon.