|Bristol City 2 v 0 Swansea City|
Saturday, 2nd February 2019 Kick-off 15:00
Anyway, back to the football...
Friday, 1st Feb 2019 15:44 by Planet Swans (follow us on Twitter @swansnews)
The farce of the transfer window is now done and we can concentrate on the first of our 17 remaining league games of the season as we head off to Bristol City tomorrow looking to extend our unbeaten run further into 2019.
The Swans are unbeaten since Boxing Day thanks to the late equaliser in the 3-3 draw with Birmingham on Tuesday night and avoiding defeat tomorrow will mean a 7th match in that run.
It has been a difficult few days for the Swans with three departures from the first team squad on Thursday although the anticipated departures of Dan James and Leroy Fer never happened which at least means they are added back to the matchday squad. Whether their frame of mind is good enough to see them playing remains to be seen but at least having them about the club to play a part in the remaining games is a big plus as far as Graham Potter is concerned.
The trip to Bristol City is the first of what looks like a really tough run of away league fixtures - Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich, West Brom and Nottingham Forest are the next five destinations for the Swans between now and the end of March so points on the road could become somewhat of a premium especially when you factor that five of the six opponents we will visit are currently ahead of us in the table.
We head to Ashton Gate with the home side in a rich vein of form themselves having won their last four fixtures making them the form side in the division so we will need to be at our best to extend our unbeaten run. This is, as you would imagine, reflected in the odds with Bristol City showing as 13/10 to win, the Swans at 11/5 and the draw coming in at 23/10.
If Bristol City are the division's in form team then Ollie McBurnie is the division's in-form striker with another double on Tuesday night and he is there, as you would expect, in the odds to score first at 11/2 or if you fancy hedging that a little then it is 7/4 to score at any time.
Interestingly, James is only 7/2 to score at anytime tomorrow following the collapse of his deadline day move which could prove to be good odds if he does get an appearance at some stage.
Interestingly I can see this game turning into a high scoring draw and with odds of a draw and over 2.5 goals then 21/2 feels good odds for that particular bet whilst at 23/4 the Swans to score from the penalty spot also feels good value.
Whatever happens though it is nice to be thinking about football again after the traumas of deadline day, now let's see how we react to being back on the pitch - it seems a long three days since the last game!
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