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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Swansea City v Aston Villa: Can the Swans bounce back to winning ways?


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Swansea lost their proud unbeaten home record last weekend to Manchester United. Today they hope to bounce back against the Villa who haven't won on their travels under Alex McLeish.

Swansea's Scott Sinclair will have been having nightmares this week following his awful miss against the champions. It was that easy, even Chelsea's Fernando Torres would have scored it! However, Brendan Rodgers will have been telling him to forget about it and move on and hopefully the youngster will be in the zone today.

But Sinclair's nightmare miss is nothing compared to the sleepless nights Alex McLeish must be having. The former Blue nose was public enemy number one in the summer after his move across the city and although he has brought Shay Given to the club and they currently sit in the top half the natives are still restless. Monday night's no show against Tottenham was terrible. Villa just weren't at the races at all and the proud Scot will be hoping his side repay the travelling fans this afternoon with a spirited display.

Meetings between the two sides have been few and far between recently. Their last encounter was in May 1983, which the Swans won 2-1. In fact, you have to go back to 1971 for the last time Villa won in Swansea. The visitors have the experience and Premier League pedigree but the hosts are a formidable force at home. Who will come out on top today? The panel is edging towards a home win.

Swansea City v Aston Villa; Kick off 1.30pm November 27 2011

Prediction Panel

Arsenal

Don McMahon

1

V

1

Aston Villa

Frank Pattison

2

V

2

Blackburn

Terry Kennedy

1

V

0

Bolton

Dave Blackburn

0

V

0

Chelsea

Joe Tyler

0

V

1

Everton

Chris Goodwin

1

V

3

Fulham

Neil Springate

1

V

1

Liverpool

Mark Williams

2

V

1

Man City

Callum Rothwell

1

V

1

Man Utd

Peter Lee

1

V

1

Newcastle

Michael Stout

0

V

1

Norwich City

Sue Read

2

V

2

QPR

Arjun Swaminathan    

0    

V    

0

Stoke City

Philip Eccleston

2

V

1

Sunderland

Tony Ratton

1

V

2

Tottenham

Mike Richards

1

V

1

Swansea

Jim White

2

V

1

West Brom

Andy Wakeman

2

V

1

Wigan

Alan Moore

0

V

0

Wolves

Chris Cox

1

V

0

 

 

 

 

 

OUR EXPERTS

 

 

 

 

Writer

Colin Illingworth

2

V

1

Writer

Steve Coulter

0

V

2

Writer

Phil Bundy

1

V

0

Writer

Mitch Waddon

2

V

1

Writer

Matt Turner

2

V

1

Writer

Chris Pettitt

1

V

2

Writer

Hugh Larkin

1

V

0

Aston Villa fan

Lynette Ranson

2

V

2

Blackpool fan

Phil Trow

1

V

1

Boro fan

Sue Gardener

1

V

4

Fulham fan

Russell Goldman

1

V

2

Pompey fan

Dan Taylor

3

V

2

Pompey fan

Peter Rendle

1

V

1

West Ham fan

Matthew Beeby

2

V

0

West Ham fan

Nigel Telfer

2

V

1

Editor

Antony Melvin

2

V

1

Panel Verdict

The home side should get something from the game.

Home: 15; Draw: 13; Away: 8.

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