Swansea City - Crystal Palace Betting Preview: Visitors to take advantage of a European hangover

After midweek heartbreak in the Europa League, Garry Monk brings his side back to South Wales were they face a confident Eagles side fiercely battling to avoid the drop
Swansea City return to Premier League action against Crystal Palace after defeat to Napoli in the second leg of their last-16 tie in the Europa League.

The Italian Giants struck two goals late on to deny the Garry Monk's a famous result, and the the Swans must now look to move away from the relegation zone as they face an Eagles side who have shown real improvement after their slow start to the season.

Tony Pulis has changed the South Londoners fortunes since joining late last year, although last time out they were beaten by the reigning Premier League champions Manchester United.

Palace currently sit in 16th position, two points ahead of Sunderland in 18th. Paddy Power price them at 7/2 (4.50) to beat Swansea and take a big step towards survival.

Monk has had a tough start to his reign as Swansea boss, overseeing only one victory since taking charge. The Swans have gone five games without a win, losing out last weekend in the league in a 4-3 thriller away to Liverpool.

Despite seeming safe from the drop, Swansea have been dragged into the fold, with only four points separating them and the bottom three. Paddy Power price them at 4/5 (1.80) to take three points this weekend, and the same firm prices the draw at 13/5 (3.60).

Despite struggling away from home in the league recently, Palace have had a tough run of games, facing Chelsea, Man City, Tottenham and Arsenal. The price of the draw or Crystal Palace at even money (2.00) looks to be a fantastic deal with Paddy Power.

Swansea have struggled this season after playing in Europe, failing to win in their last six games after playing in the Euopean League. With Palace improving and proving to be a tough outfit to beat, it's well worth backing this bet.

Draw or Crystal Palace at even money (2.00) 2.0pt stake with Paddy Power

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