A draw seems like a fair result.

Last updated: March 9, 2016 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: The Vitality Stadium
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: WWDLL
Away form: WWLLD
Last season:
Competition: The Premier League

Both Bournemouth and Swansea City are in good form, winning their last two Premier League matches; their managers can relax now that they are far enough away from the relegation zone. The Cherries are lying in 14th position with 35 points collected, which means they will surely keep their place in the league. They beat Southampton 2-0 and smashed Newcastle 3-1 in the previous two rounds and now Bournemouth’s players have become even more confident.

The Swans have also shown great performances in their recent matches. Swansea beat Arsenal 2-1 at The Emirates Stadium, after being 1-0 down. But, they were lucky, because Arsene Wenger’s players hit the woodwork on three occasions. Then, in the previous round, Sigurdsson showed his class again, scoring the only goal against Norwich City. So, Guidolin’s lads have collected 33 points after 29 matches.

The last time Swansea City won an away game against Bournemouth was in 2007 when both teams were in League One. The Swans beat The Cherries 4-1. But, Bournemouth have an advantage against Swansea at The Vitality Stadium (5 victories for The Cherries against 3 for Swansea).

Team News

All the Swansea City players are fit. Guidolin can be pleased his players have avoided injury all season long.

Junior Stanislas has a hamstring problem. The last time he played was on 27th February against Watford (0-0 at Vicarage Road).

Will we see Callum Wilson playing again for Bournemouth this season? The forward is close to recovery, but Eddie Howe won’t rush into playing his top scorer.

Harry Arter is suffering from an ankle injury. The Irish international has recorded 18 appearances and 1 goal in The Premier League.

Expected line-ups:

Bournemouth (4-4-1-1): Boruc, Daniels, Cook, Smith, Francis, Gosling, Ritchie, Surman, Gradel, King, Afobe.
Subs Federici, Pugh, Iturbe, Distin, O’Kane, Grabban, Elphick.
Injured: Mings, Wilson, Stanislas, Arter.
Not available:
Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Fabianski, Taylor, Williams, Fernandez, Angel Rangel, Britton, Cork, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Paloschi.
Subs Montero, Gomis, Nordfeldt, Jordi Amat, Barrow, Naughton, Fer.
Not available:

Key Battle

gosling Gosling this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
23 (5) 2033 3 1,3 1 0 5 0
ayew Ayew this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
28 2442 8 1,9 1 2 5 0

So far this season

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Bournemouth this season Swansea City this season
14 League Position 16
4 (5) (at home) Wins (away) 5 (3)
3-0 vs. Norwich Biggest win 2-0 vs. Newcastle
4 (4) (at home) Draws (away) 5 (4)
6 (6) (at home) Losses (away) 5 (7)
1-5 to Tottenham and Man City Biggest Defeat 0-3 to Arsenal and Leicester
Wilson (5) Top scorer Ayew, Sigurdsson (8)
Daniels, Ritchie (5) Assist Leader Montero, Naughton, Cork (2)
Y46, R1 Discipline Y45, R1
9 Failures to score 10
7 Clean Sheets 7
16 Both Teams to Score Games 15
13 Over 2.5 Games 14
16 Under 2.5 Games 15
  • Swansea City have scored at least 1 goal in their last 5 away Premier League matches. They won 2 of these games (2-1 correct score).
  • Bournemouth and Swansea City finished with a 2-2 draw at The Liberty Stadium earlier this season. King and Gosling gave the Cherries the lead, but Ayew and Shelvey equalized for The Swans.
  • The Cherries have won 5 of 9 matches at The Vitality Stadium against Swansea City. There has been only 1 draw and 3 victories for The Swans.
  • Just two points separate these teams in the table. Swansea City have won 33 points, while Bournemouth have recorded 35 points.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
21/11/15 The Premier League Swansea 2-2 Bournemouth J. King 10′
05/04/08 The League One Swansea 1-2 Bournemouth
14/10/07 The League One Bournemouth 1-4 Swansea
14/04/07 The League One Bournemouth 2-2 Swansea
03/11/06 The League One Swansea 4-2 Bournemouth