Stats Preview: Swansea City vs Newcastle United
A quick look at some match stats ahead of Sunday`s 4pm kick off at the Liberty Stadium as Paul Clement`s Swansea City entertain newly-promoted Newcastle United.
The Swans are boosted with the news that Jordan Ayew has recovered from an illness to be fit, and they also have new deadline-day signings Wilfried Bony and Renato Sanches also available for selection. Bartley, Dyer and Ki are still all out injured.
Newcastle have former Swan Jonjo Shelvey available again after a three-match ban, but Mitrovic is suspended. Dwight Gayle is expected to be fit.
Our record at home against Newcastle
The Swans have an excellent home record against Newcastle United in the Premier League, winning 3 of the 5 games they`ve played against the Magpies, with all three being won with a clean sheet.
Goals involving Newcastle at the Liberty Stadium
In terms of goals scored in home Premier League games against Newcastle United, the fixture has averaged 2.4 goals per game, slightly below our overall Premier League average of 2.65.
The Swans have scored twice as many goals as the opposition in this fixture (8 - 4) and have kept 3 clean sheets.
Scorelines against Newcastle at home
In terms of scorelines at home against Newcastle in the Premier League, there`s been a different one in each of the five games. In the 2 games Newcastle have scored at the Liberty Stadium, they`ve each scored twice.
The Swans have only failed to score once in 5 games at home against the Magpies.
Swansea City have only won once at home in the Premier League in the month of September - beating West Brom 3-0 in 2011.
Paul Clement is still yet to lose back to back home games as a manager.
1985 was the last time that the Swans lost their first 2 home League games of a season.
So far this season, no team has had fewer touches in the opposition`s box than the Swans (27)
Newcastle are looking for their first away Premier League win in 13 games, their last was in December 2015.
Prediction - 2-0 SWANS WIN
With the likes of Bony, Sanches and Clucas added to the squad, and getting our first win last time out at Crystal Palace, Clement`s side will be high on confidence and will fancy their chances of getting their first home win. The atmosphere should be fantastic, Newcastle could be without the influential of their manager in the dressing room, and another 2-0 win is hopefully on the cards for this one.