Date:Monday February 11 2008
12th February 2008
It hasn't been said often in recent months but Swansea City will be looking to get back to winning ways on Tuesday night following Saturday's dissapointing draw away at Crewe Alexandra.
Roberto Martinez's side threw away a 2-goal advantage on the weekend which reduces our lead at the top to 8 points as Doncaster won 2-0 at home to Bristol Rovers.
Walsall will arrive at the Liberty Stadium on the back of Saturday 2-0 home win over Yeovil, and after a slow start they have risen up the table well, losing just once in the last 19 games.
Former Cardiff City and now Walsall defender, Rhys Weston:
"It will be one of the hardest games of the season,"
"Playing the League leaders on their home turf is going to be a tough prospect, but it`s one we`re looking forward to."
Roberto Martinez will see the return of left back Marcos Painter tomorrow as he has served a one-match ban after picking up 5 yellow cards. Defender Dennis Lawrence is out for 2-3 weeks so the Swansea boss is likely to make at least 2 changes.
Painter should replace Austin at left back and Tate should slot in alongside him.
Roberto may opt to go back to 4-5-1 at home after going with 4-4-2 away at Crewe.
Darren Pratley was on the bench on Saturday after returning from suspension and injury an he'll be hoping to start again.
Didn't have the best of games on Saturday but Ferrie Bodde is always a player to watch in midfield. Hopefully he'll be reunited with Pratley alongside him, a partnership that works very well. He can control the game and get our attacks moving with a single superb pass, we need him to be back at the top of his game tomorrow.
Walsall could be without Darren Wrack and Alex Nicholls after both picked up head injuries on Saturday.
Richard Taundry and new arrival Alassane N'Dour will be pushing for starting places.
Welsh under 21 International Mark Bradley was missing from the game on Saturday so he could still be sidelined on Tuesday.
Weston also picked up a knock on the weekend and may need a fitness test to earn a start.
Is Walsall's top scorer this year with 10 goals, 9 of them in League One. He'll certainly be a handful for the Swans' defence.
Walsall are third in the Away form league, losing just once in the last 5 games on their travels.
Their last away win was on Tuesday 8th January, beating Yeovil 2-0, and completed the double over the Glovers last Saturday.
Walsall have lost just once in the last 19, and after a poor start which saw them fail to win in the first 5 games, they've risen up to 5th place in the League.
The team will know they have to get to winning ways on Tuesday to maintain their healthy lead at the top.
It'll be a tough game but I expect a close win. Swansea to win 2-1
Predict the score in our Prediction League here
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Port Vale v Swansea, 15:00
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Swansea v Milton Keynes Dons, SF, L1, 19:45
Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!
Date:Monday February 11 2008
Will Swansea City Take Risk And Appoint Monk? (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Have Your Say In The Vital Swansea Message Forum (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Monk's Reaction After Vital Newcastle Win (Saturday April 19 2014)
Pardew: We Should Have Won Against Swansea (Saturday April 19 2014)
Michu Could Miss Newcastle Game (Friday April 18 2014)
Monk: There Are No Problems Whatsoever (Friday April 18 2014)
Training Bust-Up? - 'Fans Shouldn't be Concerned' (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Terry Admits He Told Ref Chico Deserved Red (Sunday April 13 2014)
Rate The Players: Swansea City 0-1 Chelsea (Sunday April 13 2014)
Stats: Swansea City v Chelsea (Sunday April 13 2014)
|11. Crystal Palace||35||13||4||18||-13||43|
|12. West Ham||35||10||7||18||-10||37|
|14. Hull City||34||10||6||18||-9||36|
|15. Aston Villa||34||9||8||17||-14||35|
» Chelsea : 24/04/2014 17:08:00
» Spurs : 24/04/2014 16:29:00
|Pardew A Symptom Of The Ashley Era
» Newcastle : 24/04/2014 14:54:00
|NUFC Summer Uncertainty
» Newcastle : 24/04/2014 14:26:00
|Glazers to the Rescue
» Man Utd : 24/04/2014 13:04:00
|The Perfect Summary!
» Man Utd : 24/04/2014 13:03:00
|Martinez Interested in United Duo?
» Man Utd : 24/04/2014 13:02:00