Crystal Palace vs Swansea City, live stream 2017. Crystal Palace vs Swansea City: Team news, kick-off time, probable line-ups, odds and stats from the Premier League clash
New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer has seen his club struggle so far this season. The Eagles will be looking to rebound after suffering back-to-back defeats to start the Premier League campaign, having so far lost to both newly-promoted Huddersfield Town, and Liverpool. De Boer’s team will take on a Swansea City side looking to use their 4-1 Carabao Cup victory over MK Dons to springboard themselves to league success.The South Wales club have struggled to start the season, being on the back foot in both of their first two fixtures. Whilst they were able to hold on to a goalless draw against Southampton, a dominant Manchester United scored three goals in four minutes to cap off a 4-0 rout of the Welsh club.
With both sides still yet to score this Premier League campaign, the pressure will be on the forwards to get their team’s first goal of the season. One player who has pressure on him in particular is Crystal Palace’s star forward, Christian Benteke. The former Liverpool striker scored 15 league goals last season, and will be looking to open his account for the year against one of the league’s weaker defences.
Swansea conceded four against Manchester United last week, and the Belgian striker will no doubt be relishing the opportunity to challenge the Swans’ defence. Standing in his way is the centre-back pairing of Federico Fernandez, and Alfie Mawson. Both are a reliable presence at the back, and Mawson in particular has potential for the future. However, they will have to be at their best to handle the skilled Belgian striker.