Premier League

The Swansea v Newcastle Predictor

Swansea were dealt a late blow last weekend against Spurs, after holding onto a precious point until the 72nd minute.
Two Adebayor goals on the 72nd and 86th minutes meant Swansea remain in the bottom half of the table after 31 games this season.

Swansea were dealt a late blow last weekend against Spurs, after holding onto a precious point until the 72nd minute.

Two Adebayor goals on the 72nd and 86th minutes meant Swansea remain in the bottom half of the table after 31 games this season.

On loan midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson scored his sixth goal in eleven games since joining the Swan, having had 37 shots at goal

Sigurdsson is the second most frequently shooting midfielder in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, having a shot every 24 minutes 50 seconds

Swansea striker Danny Graham has made more clearances than any other striker in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index with 26

Swansea have five players in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index top 30 for most distance covered, more than any other team

Swansea’s representatives in the top 30 are Scott Sinclair (171.07 miles), Neil Taylor (166.06 miles), Joe Allen (164.62 miles), Angel Rangel (164.17 miles) and Leon Britton (162.37 miles)

Newcastle outplayed Liverpool at the SportsDirect.com Arena, as Papiss Cisse scored in both halves to secure all three points.

Newcastle are on a three game winning streak going to their game against Swansea and are now five points away from a place in the champions league

Papiss Cisse has scored seven goals in his first seven Premier League games for Newcastle, in his first season in the Premier League.

Cisse’s seven goals have come from just 15 shots on target, which according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index gives Cisse a strike rate of 46.6% of shots hitting the back of the net.

In comparison Swansea’s Danny Graham has a success rate of 32.2%, so far this season. He’s put 10 in the back of the net and that’s come from 31 shots on target.

Cisse was again helped by assists from Hatem Ben Arfa. Ben Arfa has been inspirational since returning from injury, averaging an assist every 150 minutes, one of the best returns in the Premier League and ahead of even David Silva.

Prediction: Swansea have been winning plaudits from just about everyone this season, the atmosphere at The Liberty Stadium has been immense and they’ve only lost 3 games at home all season. But are two losses on the bounce an indicator that ‘cracks are beginning to appear?’

Newcastle began the season very brightly and then appeared to stall a little. A return to that form in the past few weeks may be a sign that big clubs know how to behave when they reach the business end of the season 2-2.

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