Date:Friday February 6 2009
7th February 2009
Swansea City will be looking to get back to their best on Saturday afternoon following last week's 2-2 draw away at relegation strugglers Southampton.
Martinez's side saw a drop in their performance and 2 defensive errors meant we were unable to maintain our lead against the 10-man Saints.
Ipswich Town, just 2 places below us, arrive at the Liberty Stadium hoping to put that impressive run of ours to an end and be only the second team this season to beat us on our own soil.
"Ipswich are a footballing side, they are similar to us in the way they want to win football games. They treat the ball well and rely a lot on their attacking play.
I expect them to come to the Liberty Stadium and play an open game and push forward with the aim of winning it. That should make it a good game and a very good advert for Championship football."
Ipswich boss Magilton:
"It's going to be at tough game , they have a system of playing , they have players that seem comfortable in it.
They have had an outstanding season and have got a very bright young manger who has taken the championship by storm and credit to his players.
But we will go there knowing we have won our 3 away games which is very important for us. As I said the confidence and the belief is growing in the dressing room."
Roberto Martinez will be without right back Angel Rangel so he looks set to give a League debut to Albert Serran.
Andrea Orlandi will be hoping to play his second consecutive League game but he's a slight doubt with an ankle injury. Darren Pratley is out for the long-term but Joe Allen and Nathan Dyer are both available.
He missed the Southampton game last week but he'll be back to cause trouble for visiting defenders. His pace and skill makes it a nightmare for full backs and hopefully we can play to his strengths again on Saturday.
Ipswich will be without former Bolton midfielder Ivan Campo and on loan Fulham defender Moritz Volz is also out with a groin injury.
The Tractor Boys however will travel with new signing Luciano Civelli who joined from Club Atlético Banfield.
Scored both goals in our earlier meeting with Ipswich in the 2-2 draw. He'll be dangerous in and around the box along with their top scorer Jon Stead.
Ipswich have a pretty impressive away form recently, winning their last 3 visits in the Championship, including a 4-1 thrashing at Crystal Palace.
Their last away defeat was at Norwich on December 7th.
Head to head: Ipswich wins - 9, Draws - 7, Swansea wins - 8.
Tough game to predict as Ipswich are a good footballing side who should arrive at the Liberty looking to attack and win the game. However, teams like Reading and Wolves have come to do that and have been well beaten. If we improve from last week and get back to our best, I can't see anything but a win for us, but will we? Prediction: Swans 2-1 win.
Saturday 14th February
FA Cup 5th Round
Swansea vs Fulham (12:45pm)
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Date:Friday February 6 2009
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