If you have said that both these sides would have picked up opening day wins before Saturday then you would have probably been viewed as someone who doesn’t know what they are talking about. With Hull having to play host to defending champions Leicester and Swansea having somewhat of a fire sale in South Wales this Summer it would have taken a brave man to bet on those two sides recording victories.
But come 5pm last Saturday that bravery would have been rewarded as Hull got the better of Leicester while Swansea picked up a win at Turf Moor thanks to a late Leroy Fer strike. The question now is whether or not either of these sides can continue their 100% start to the season.
Swansea are yet to find a replacement for Ashley Williams but it didn’t look like they needed one away at Burnley as they were one of only two teams to keep a clean sheet on the opening weekend of the season. Jordi Amat will once again be charged for filling the large defensive hole that Williams departure has created.
It may be a bit too early and almost cliche to talk about 6 pointers but these are the kind of games that both teams will look as must win. Not only that but 6 points on the board early on will give that side a huge boost of confidence going in to what is set to be a very tough season. We may only be in the second game of the season but there’s no underestimating how big this game could be.
Even at this point of the season both sides will set out not wanting to lose the game and you get the feeling that they could very well cancel each other out. I wouldn’t be all that surprised if the game ended in a draw and I don’t think either Francesco Guidolin or Mike Phelan would turn down having 4 points from their opening two matches. A share of the points for me at The Liberty later today.