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Swansea vs Watford – Match Preview

Swansea defender Kyle Naughton is available after he won his appeal against the red card he received in the defeat by Sunderland on Wednesday.

Manager Alan Curtis has a fully-fit squad to choose from for this fixture.

Watford will have defender Nathan Ake available again after a three-match suspension and he is expected to replace Jose Holebas at left-back.

Defenders Tommie Hoban and Joel Ekstrand remain unavailable with respective groin and knee injuries.

Editor’s Note: It seems to be all change at Swansea again as Francesco Guidolin was last night appointed as Head Coach of the South Wales club. Alan Curtis said on Wednesday that he would be willing to step aside if Huw Jenkins felt he could get someone better in. I don’t think Curtis has stepped aside as such, I think Guidolin is there to add assistance but it does beg the question who is in charge now.

Also does this mean that they won’t be buying any players this month. Is Guidolin in charge of personnel or just coaching of the players. Also this is someone who hasn’t coached in England before so it’s a bit of a punt and we now what happens when struggling sides take a punt on Foreign coaches they more often than that get relegated. Felix Magath at Fulham being a perfect example

Moving to matters on the pitch, The Swans find themselves in the Bottom 3 although a win would see them move out of the drop zone and above fellow strugglers Newcastle. They haven’t won in 3 matches and also lost to fellow strugglers Sunderland last time out. The game was undoubtedly turned by the decision to send Kyle Naughton off, that proved an incorrect decision and they will be able to call upon him Tonight after the decision was rescinded

They face a Watford side who after the highs of just before Christmas are finding themselves in a bit of a slump. They haven’t won in their last 4 matches with the last being defeats. They’ve dropped to 12th although with the middle of the table being so congested a win tonight would see The Hornets move back up to 7th

Odion Ighalo could do with getting back on the scoresheet as he hasn’t scored in 3 matches. For all the goals of Ighalo and Strike Partner Troy Deeney the concern must be that if they don’t score then Watford don’t tend to score. They’ve had a fantastic season so far but Sanchez Quique Flores will have to make sure there’s and Watford’s season doesn’t run out of steam

I think Watford will bounce back to winning ways and keep Swansea in the bottom 3. I think Swansea are really lacking direction at the moment in what seems to be a bungled decision to sack Garry Monk. For the bad run they had Huw Jenkins was more than justified to make a change but the fact they never really nailed down a proper replacement may prove very costly. Tonight it’s an away win for me


  1. I support swansea
    Btw how can I get noticed

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