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Crystal Palace vs. Swansea City

Selhurst Park

13th September


Crystal Palace Vs Swansea

Swansea City get back to league action this weekend as Roberto Martinez's side face a tricky test against a Crystal Palace side that have failed to show their potential so far this season.

The International break has given Neil Warnock's side the chance to regroup and refocus after a dismal start to the season. Palace's poor start to the season has seen them slump into the bottom three at this early start to the season. Warnock will be hoping for a turn around in the Selhurst Park clubs fortunes against a Swansea City side oozing in confidence.

Wins against Plymouth Argyle , Nottingham Forest premiership new boys Hull City and a draw against Sheffield Wednesday have given rise to a new wave of optimism in the Swansea squad and has shown the winning touch has not diminished from last seasons league one champions. Facing the prospect of playing three games within a week against two former top flight clubs (Palace and Derby) and a tricky examination at home to Burnley next Saturday, Roberto Martinez will be hoping to continue the solid start to the season and move into the play off places.

Vital Quotes:

Midfielder Darren Pratley On Palace :

It's early days yet, but it looks like we will be okay in this league if we carry on playing the way we have so far.Palace have some good young players and were a Premier League team not long ago, but I think we are quite good on the road and hopefully we can keep our good start going "

Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez cautious of Palace threat:

"We know it's going to be a difficult test.Their start has been shown by the number of points they've got.But their performances have been much, much better than what the table reflects.I've been impressed with some of the performances they've had.It's just a matter of time before they get the points.So I think we should be a little bit wary of playing a Crystal Palace side that the table doesn't truly reflect their potential."

Crystal Palace Team News:

Crystal Palace news to come....

Player to watch: Nick Carle

The Eagles Socceroo:

The Australian will be a threat to Swansea after opening his goal scoring account against Hereford in the first round of the Carling Cup last month, however the former Genclerbirligi striker only last week doubled his account for the season against Reading.

Swansea City Team News:

For the first time this season Roberto Martinez has a full squad to select from but Federico Bessone could yet still miss out due to lack of match fitness. Whilst Gorka Pintado looks set to take his place on the bench.

Player to watch: Darren Pratley

Mr Consistency:

Pratley has been one of the stand out performers so far this season creating the stability in the heart of the Swansea midfield that has seen Swansea remain unbeaten in 5 games.The midfielder has in the past week signed a new contract that will see the former Fulham man remain with the club until 2011.

Match Facts & Stats

The Form Book Based on the previous five matches:

Crystal Palace


Swansea City


Ref Watch:

Referee: Lee Mason
Assistant Officals:R Ganfield and M McDonough
Fourth Official J Singh
Mason started officiating in 1988 and gained national list status in 2002. The Lancashire based Mason has only officiated two games this season brandishing 7 yellow cards and dismissing Reading's Ibrahima Sonko from the field of play.

Match Prediction:

Vital Swansea Predicts a close 2-1 win for the Swans.

Next Fixtures:

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Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 11 2008

Time: 8:13PM

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Palace have been pretty poor this season. I don't know what to expect from this match. If I had to predict I'd say 1-2 to the swans.
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11/09/2008 23:20:00

we have to take advantage of the fact they are not winning, kick them when they are down so to speak!!!will be tough but i think we should win this one
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13/09/2008 08:31:00

definitely, think we can win this one, players should be right up for it after having a long break.
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13/09/2008 14:10:00


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