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

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

The Italians struck two goals late on to deny the Welsh outfit a famous result. With the Swans now looking to move away from the relegation zone in the league, they face a Crystal Palace 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. Last time out they were beaten by the reigning Premier League champions Manchester United, but that only came after a fantastic result against West Brom at home, where they ran out 3-1 winners.

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.

Garry 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 a 4-3 thriller away to Liverpool last weekend.

Despite initially appearing safe from the drop, Swansea have been dragged into the fold, with only four points separating them from the bottom three. Paddy Power price them at 4/5 (1.80) to take three points. 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 price with Paddy Power.

Swansea have struggled this season after playing a match in Europe, failing to win in their last six games following a midweek run-out. 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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