Swansea vs West Brom by ThaRealRaptor
even their head coach said so after the loss against Stoke.
The head coach also added that they were mentally fragile at the moment.
They are at the bottom so no wonder!
Why is that? Well they just the lost 10'th game this season and they don't seem like winning anytime soon. Why? They don't seem like been able to score. They scored 3 goals in their last 8 games, and they only gotten 1 point out of those 8 games.
Not only have they not scored, but they seriously look like having trouble creating chances at all. Like what I can read myself to, about one or two chances a game tops!
The owners of the club reasontly mentioned the support to the coach despite the horrible position. But if they lose this game, then it might change. Because then they would be 7 point behind the relegation line. Because west brom is the team just above the relegation line! And they would only have gotten 9 points out of 16 games!
So this Is without a doubt the most important game for them right now. Because if it's been so hard just to get 9 points, 7 points must feel like a half marathon.
And what do you need to do when you have a marathon ahead of you? Work damn hard. But that didn't even seem to be the case against Stoke. Joe Allen( Stoke player) was the man of the match,! because he simply worked so much harder than the Swansea players. More meter and sprints.
So they don't got the play, neither the will to fight? So in my opinion, even though the owners seem to believe in the coach, the players seem to have given up on him.
Which almost always will mean the streak of losses continues.
But then again they are playing a team with difficulties of their own(or so Swansea head coach is saying) , namely west brom.
Now west brom has drawn their last 3 matches. I will go into why that is important. But first I like to say they haven't won in almost 4 months counting cups and everything!
So on paper they are struggling just as much.
But the thing is. Tony pulis was fired late November, before the Tottenham game. Which they drawed ( they almost won it actually, close with chances in the dying minutes)
And drawn two other matches.
But the second draw they were close to winning it, they conceived an unlucky own goal, in the 83 minute, otherwise they woulfd have won in a game where they made most of the chances.
So all in all, unlucky to not have won it.
Then it was against crystal Palace were they drawn 0-0, but they created most of the chances! Seemingly even fans can see they are starting to play better more attackingly, they just needs a bit more touch.
Some would say Crystal Palace So what?! They play like garbage too, so if they cannot beat them then they are still bad. Well palace is actually starting to play what they seem to have forgotten most of the season ,football. They are actually playing at their best since the start of the whole season.
So it's definitely not a bad result for West brom to have drawed against them, because for crystal that game was just as important for them, as the next game is for Swansea.
So as I see it, West brom has been unlucky to only drawn their last 3 matches. their playing style has improved a lot of late, and create a lot of chances. (scored 3 goals on those 3 games)
Like the team gained a second wind in the season, like you see so often when you switch coach.
So what do I take from this?
West bromich can create chances which Swansea seemingly cannot. So they are going to create the most chances in the game. They feel Inspired by the new coach. And see the potential in their play.
And what really peaked my interests was the quote, we are mentally fragile right now ( Swansea coach).
Just before their most important game in the season? It's not a good sign. Against a team that seem to grasp their football playing style again, despite the Swansea coach saying west brom have difficulty with their play.
I honestly believe west brom will win their first match in 3-4 months today. Because they must feel like they deserve a win, If they play like they did against Tottenham, Newcastle, or palace, they will win it.
If Swansea haven't improved A Lot, since the last game.
if you don't believe west brom cannot score, then take a draw. I just don't believe Swansea will score at all.
So I'm going on a whim at that and say, West brom win and don't receive. Because the odds are bigger. (it's a special odds) At odds 4,5 bet365 (date: 6/12/2017 for the odds)
But if you want a more secure bet with fine odds. Say draw n
|West brom wins, doesn't conceive a goal||Bet365||4.00||5||1-0 LOST (-5 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.