Bournemouth 1 Swansea City 0: Swans' Premier League status in real danger


Bournemouth are on the brink of securing their Premier League status, but a recent downturn in form is prolonging that peace of mind.

Swansea City have no such luxury and they are now in danger of dropping into the bottom three with just one point separating them from Southampton, who play later on Saturday. With Stoke having been condemned to the drop earlier, the Swans would have gone a long way to ensuring they do not take one of the remaining two spots by emerging from the Vitality Stadium with three points. They know they must react very fast'. Swansea huffed and puffed, but Eddie Howe's late substitutions took the tempo out of the game - a good move from the Cherries boss - and Swansea succumb to a third straight defeat. The two players will be counted on to lead the line against Swansea.

Obviously, even if Cardiff do go up, the Swans may not be in the same league. A poor first half was encapsulated by the bad start as Chelsea took the lead in only the 4th minute of the game but the visitors only managed 2 more shots on target during the match. An improved second half was a welcome sight for the home fans but it didn't quite improve enough, leaving the visitors heading South the happier team. And they'd have to muster more to pull clear of the drop.

As far as Bournemouth are concerned, Harry Arter is a big doubt as he is now nursing an Achilles injury and Junior Stanislas will miss the game because of a knee injury. Southampton (6-15-15) are now just outside the bottom three on goal difference, while it is Swansea (8-9-19) who would go down based on current standings with a goal difference of minus-26.

With things pretty much decided towards the top of the Premier League, the main interest is at the bottom end of the table.

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However, a USA defense official said that it was unclear if the missiles remained on the outposts following the April exercises. China is engaged in hotly contested territorial disputes in both the South China Sea and the East China Sea.

We'll need a bit of luck on our side if all of these are to come through but as they say go big or go home. Both have little to no form to write home about and both are away this weekend.

There are only a couple more games left in Newcastle United's Premier League season and transfer talk is just beginning to heat up.

The sides shared a 0-0 draw when they met in August's reverse encounter, and you can get odds of 11/5 (3.20) on them cancelling each other out once again.

Four of the last five meetings between the two sides have finished 1-1, including the return fixture back in November, and we're backing both sides to walk away with a point apiece after the final whistle.