Opta Stats: Swansea v Crystal Palace

Can Roy Hodgson inspire Crystal Palace when they take on Swansea?
Can Roy Hodgson inspire Crystal Palace when they take on Swansea?

Will Crystal Palace claim another three points when they visit rock bottom Swansea? Opta gives their statistical verdict.

"Swansea City have attempted just 36 shots on target in their 18 Premier League games this season – Harry Kane has attempted more on his own in the competition in 2017-18 (37)."

Crystal Palace are 2.6213/8 to keep a clean sheet.

There were 12 goals scored between these sides in league matches last season, the most of any Premier League fixture in 2016-17. Over 2.5 goals is 2.427/5.

Swansea have only lost once at home to Palace in their entire history (W6 D6 L1), losing 3-1 in the Championship in March 2009. The draw is 3.211/5.

Crystal Palace lost 5-4 at Liberty Stadium in this fixture last season, one of just four instances of a side scoring four in an away Premier League game and losing (also West Ham 5-4 Bradford in 2000, Portsmouth 7-4 Reading and Spurs 6-4 Reading in 2007). Swansea are 3.39/4 to win again.

Only two teams in the history of the Premier League have scored fewer goals from their opening 18 games of the season than Swansea in 2017-18 (10) - Everton (9) in 2005-06 and Derby County (8) in 2007-08. Under 2.5 goals is 1.625/8.

Swansea City have attempted just 36 shots on target in their 18 Premier League games this season - Harry Kane has attempted more on his own in the competition in 2017-18 (37). Crystal Palace are 2.6213/8 to keep a clean sheet.

Crystal Palace scored their first away Premier League goals of the season in their 3-0 win at Leicester last time out - they're now looking for back-to-back away wins for the first time since April. They are 2.546/4 to win.

Only Manchester City (26) and Liverpool (9) are on a current longer unbeaten run than Crystal Palace in the Premier League (7). Palace are 1.748/11 in the Draw No Bet market.

Three of Bakary Sako's four Premier League goals have come in the 87th minute or later, with both this season coming in the final two minutes. Sako is 4.03/1 to score.

In the Premier League in 2017, Crystal Palace's win ratio when Wilfried Zaha starts is 40% (12 wins in 30 games) - they've lost all eight games he hasn't started for them so far this year. Zaha is 3.412/5 to find the net.

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