New Swansea City boss Bob Bradley has quite a task ahead of him, but the next few months offers the American a run of winnable home fixtures, as the Welsh club look to climb up the table.
Bradley succeeded Francesco Guidolin at the helm of the Liberty Stadium outfit last week, following a run of one point from six games under the Italian.
It’s a situation which has left Swansea fourth in the relegation betting at 19/10, but there’s a long way to go for Bradley to produce a rescue operation.
And it’s in front of their loyal fans where the former USA and Egypt coach can go about reviving his new club’s fortunes.
Of the Swans’ next six home ties the only visitors to the Liberty Stadium who reside inside the top seven right now are Manchester United and they were beaten 2-1 in Wales last year!
Among the upcoming roster of opponents Watford, Sunderland, West Ham and Bournemouth, offering the Swans plenty of opportunity to bag some much-needed points.
Watford have won only two of their last nine away from Vicarage Road, while the latter trio are winless on their travels this term.
This home run ends on New Year’s Eve, and with trips to Middlesbrough and West Brom in that spell, there’s every chance the Welsh outfit could be sitting much higher than 17th come 2017.
Guidolin may have been hard done by from a fixture list which saw his side face three of last season’s top six plus Liverpool and Chelsea before October, but what’s done is done and Bradley is in the hotseat now.
The American is making a first foray into Premier League football, but there’s certainly an opportunity ahead for him to take some steps up the right direction.
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