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Swansea to maintain win to nil record over Fulham

| 28.12.2012

Swansea may be without both of the goalscorers from their 3-0 success at Craven Cottage last season, but they still look overpriced at 13/5 to leave Fulham with another three points here.

Gylfi Sigurdsson and Joe Allen were on target back in March as Swansea were the only team to win at Fulham in 2012 heading into this season.

However, Craven Cottage has not remained the same fortress in the current campaign, with Fulham already suffering three defeats.

Meanwhile, with just a single win in their last 11 top-flight games, they are hardly at their best at present and it must be the historical strength of their home form which has resulted in them being made 1/1 favourites.

Swansea have largely been inconsistent of late, but have only lost two of their last six on the road and these were to Manchester City and Tottenham.

What may also be pivotal was that Swansea won both of their league meetings with Fulham last season, keeping clean sheets on each occasion.

They have only conceded one across their last three road trips and so 10/3 may prove decent value that they keep another clean sheet here, with 5/1 the price that they beat Fulham to nil for the third straight meeting.

Swansea’s chances are obviously impacted by the expected absence of top-scorer Michu because of an ankle injury, but this ensures extra value in the player markets.

Only Michu has scored more than Wayne Routledge’s four goals and he is the one overpriced at 11/1 to open the scoring.

But this may not be until the second half, as Fulham are yet to be behind at the break at home this season conceding just once in these fixtures, while the Swans have netted just one in the opening period across all of their away outings.

Fulham are 4/7 to keep another half-time clean sheet here, with 13/2 the price that the scores are level at the interval with Swansea ahead by the final whistle.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.