Swansea City v Sunderland – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds – EPL – 27 August 2011
Swansea City have yet to score a goal this season in the English Premier League as they host Sunderland in round three. The match will take place at Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales on Saturday, August 27, 2011. Kickoff is scheduled for 15:00 BST (UK time), 16:00 CET (Central Europe), and 10:00 EST (USA Eastern).
Swansea City v Sunderland TV Listings
It will be televised on Fox Soccer Plus (USA), Setanta Sports (Canada), Sky Calcio (Italy), SportKlub+ (SE Europe), Viasat (Sweden), C+ Deportes (Spain), and Abu Dhabi Sports (Middle East).
Swansea City v Sunderland Preview
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce
‘You have to say, what Swansea have done over the last few years is fantastic. It wasn’t so long ago that they were almost out of the league.
“As always, we look forward to the challenge and we know it will be a big, big game for us.
“They play their own style and the two wide lads get at you and they have a certain way of playing that has served them well over a few years now. They seem comfortable in doing it and we know what to expect.”
“They’re cock-a-hoop from getting promoted to the Premier League.
“Blackpool are a prime example last season of a promoted team who took the league by storm to start with and certainly Swansea have played some very good football over the last two or three years and we have to compliment them on that.
“But we’ve shown so far this season that we can play as well and we’ll go there in the belief we can get a win and kick-start our season.”
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers
“We have spoken and reflected on that game (against Shrewsbury). We were all very disappointed with how things went.
“We will now move on from that – I am not one to dwell on things.
“We now face a massive club in Sunderland – an established Premier League team – with a fantastic manager.
“It’s important psychologically for us to get that first win but we have had great confidence from our first two (league) performances and we will make sure we take that into the game.”
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||0.0||1.0|
|Goals against *||0.0||1.0|
|Last 5 home||D||L|
|Last 5 away||L||D|
|* Goals per match – home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Goals||Sebastian Larsson 1|
|Yellows||Lee Cattermole 2|
|Reds||Phillip Bardsley 1|
|9/17||West Bromwich Albion||9/17||Stoke City|
|10/1||Stoke City||10/1||West Bromwich Albion|
Swansea City v Sunderland Prediction
Swansea wins 2-1
Swansea City v Sunderland Odds
Swansea win – 11/8
Draw – 9/4
Sunderland win – 2/1