Visiting Stoke City fans could be forgiven for knocking this away-day on the head if it wasn’t for the free coaches supplied by the club as the home side has consistently dominated this fixture and there is every reason to believe Swansea can keep up that tradition at 11/13 against the terrible travellers.
Any loose cannons looking to take Swansea on in the win market can get 23/10 on the draw and 10/3 on a very unlikely away win.
Three of the last four league games between Swansea and Stoke have ended as 2-0 home wins.
Followers of strong trends will be licking their lips at the prospect of turning a profit from a fixture that has an uncanny knack of providing comfortable home victories.
The Swans have a debt to repay to their supporters after putting in a rather limp showing in the 1-0 derby defeat against Cardiff last weekend and the 7/1 regarding a 2-0 triumph should be acted upon with supreme confidence.
Swansea have gone 208 minutes without conceding a Premier League goal at home.
Not since Arsenal’s goalscoring machine Aaron Ramsey netted the vital second in the Gunners 2-1 raid at the Liberty Stadium have Michael Laudrup’s tight-knit defence allowed an opposition player to strike in the league.
Stoke are unlikely to put a dent in the sassy Swans clean sheet record having only scored seven goals in 10 league matches this term while holding the embarrassing tag of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic being their joint top scorer after his extraordinary opening goal against Southampton.
Stoke have lost 10 of their last 14 Premier League away games.
It should come as no surprise to QPR, Fulham and Manchester City fans that Stoke gaffer Mark Hughes has failed to eradicate the Potters’ abysmal record when venturing away from home comforts.
Since departing from Blackburn Rovers five years ago, Hughes’ negative tactics on the road have yielded a pathetic return of just eight Premier League away wins from his last 66 attempts.