Premier League Preview: Swansea City vs. Leicester City

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  • This is the first top-flight meeting between the two clubs
  • Swansea are winless in their last five matches (D2-L3)
  • Leicester have only score one goal away from home this season

Leicester City travel to Wales where they will meet a Swansea side looking to win their first Premier League match since August.

You can watch the match live on NBC at 12:30 p.m. ET or online via Live Extra. 

Swansea City are coming off of a 2-1 loss to Stoke in which Garry Monk had some choice words in his post-game presser. Monk went on a tirade on the officiating after Stoke City was awarded a penalty after an apparent dive from Victor Moses. Monk will have to get his team focused on the match at hand Leicester will be looking to gain some clearance from the relegation zone.

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Leicester City shocked the Premier League with a massive 5-3 win over Manchester United, but have failed to win since. One of the main reasons for the Foxes’ recent slump has been the dip in form from Leonardo Ulloa. The Argentinian striker bagged five goals in his first four Premier League matches, but has yet to tally since his brace against Manchester United.

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While the Foxes have had trouble scoring, they haven’t been strong defensively either. Leicester have recorded only one clean sheet, the fewest in the Premier League. That means they will need to focus on defending Swans’ striker Wilfried Bony, who will be keen to get on the score sheet and help turn around his club’s recent woes.

What they’re saying:

Swans’ boss Garry Monk on forgetting about Stoke: “We’ve moved on from last weekend. We came back in Tuesday and went to work. It’s all about Leicester and we’ve focused on that all week. It’s a big game for us. We’ve gone five games without a win but we have been unlucky not to pick up more points.”

Foxes’ Nigel Pearson on PL competition: “The margins between success and failure are getting smaller these days. You have to take your chances. In the last three games we haven’t got what we deserved but we won’t dwell [on it]; we’ll prepare right for Swansea.”

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Prediction:

Swansea can’t seem to buy a win as of late, and Garry Monk will need to get his team’s focus back on football. The Swans turn it around and earn three points at home, as Leicester continue to struggle. Swansea City 2-0 Leicester City.