Tuesday, March 18, 2008
SWANS IN A FLAP ?
ENGLAND DIVISION 1
BRISTOL ROVERS - SWANSEA CITY
Swans have stepped off the gas in recent weeks, have collected just a single point from three starts and were 3-0 down after 23 minutes, at in form Northampton over the weekend. Boss Roberto Martinez, has cried enough (!) and I fully expect to see the real Swansea side, this evening, the one that has graced Division 1 this season and that, still holds a six point lead at the top of the table. They need a win tonight, just to steady the ship, the last thing they want is a nervous Easter period, with their lead being whittled away. This is the second in a run of 4 from 5 and 6 from 8 matches, away from the Liberty Stadium, they certainly do not want to travel to Southend at the weekend, on the back of two away defeats, facing four of the next six away and with several teams closing in on them, that is the sort of scenario that has you waking up in a cold sweat.
This is the best team in the division by a mile, they have won ten on the road, so should have no fear of the short journey across the Severn, to play cup heroes Rovers. Their hosts have not won in four, including three at home, where they have recorded only five victories in seventeen league starts this season.
They are, undestandably, suffering a bit of a cup hangover. Both teams are a little weakened defensively, but City have more options, fought back well in the last hour at Northampton and will be up for this from the off .
5.5 points Swansea -1/4 ball 2.02 asian line.... NOW 1.96