Middlesbrough are usually hard to break down but they lost 3-0 to Liverpool in midweek, which was only the second time one of their matches has been decided by more than a one-goal margin.
Swansea were thrashed 3-1 by West Brom in midweek as their woes continue. Bob Bradley continues to change the team and a lack of continuity in team selection is surely hindering them in their objective of moving out of the bottom three.
The bottom three are locked in for Christmas so even if Swansea win here they cannot overtake Boro, unless there is an incredible swing in goal difference.
Middlesbrough – Gaston Ramirez has missed each of Middlesbrough’s last two matches and may not recover from injury in time to face Swansea at home on Saturday. Naijabet.com
George Friend is back in training but hasn’t featured in each of their last five matches and may not feature until after Christmas.
Swansea – Bob Bradley continues to make changes to the team so it remains to be seen how he will line up the team when they travel to Middlesbrough at the weekend.
Swansea have lost 6 of their last 7 away matches in Premier League .
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Swansea’s last 7 Premier League games.
Swansea have won their last 3 matches against Middlesbrough in all competitions.