Swansea v Everton: All roads lead to a 4-0 Everton victory

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Swansea’s current campaign has flickered between some of the highs they grew accustomed to in the Premier League and some worrying new lows.

A 3-0 win over Newcastle United in early December was the kind of result that the Liberty Stadium faithful came to expect in their brief history in the English top-flight. That it has been one of just five wins so far, though, indicates just how frustratingly inconsistent the Welsh side’s season has been.

It’s fair to say that Swansea have impressed many since completing their fairytale rise through the domestic pyramid to land in the big time, however it’s unlikely that Everton are among them.

The Toffees haven’t seen Swansea score a single goal against them in their four Premier League tussles to date, with three of those ending in a sliding scale of wins to nil.

A 1-0 win at home in December 2011 was followed by a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture that same season. And when the blue of Merseyside returned to Swansea last term, they left with a 3-0 win tucked proudly under their arm.

Logic therefore decrees that the next Everton win to nil should be to the tune of four goals, a scoreline that Ladbrokes customers can back at a whopping 50/1.

While many may think that reasoning may be somewhat tenuous, there is some evidence to suggest that the scoreline is a possibility beyond that incremental pattern.

Roberto Martinez’s side have hit four goals past their opponents twice in the last four games, so are clearly in the scoring mood. Meanwhile the Swans have shipped four goals at home to Manchester United this season and allowed three into their net against shot-shy Stoke, so clearly have the potential to receive a tonking.

But, if the thought of whacking your hard earned on such a highly priced outcome isn’t in accordance with your Christmas spending schedule, perhaps the 13/4 on an Everton win to nil of any kind appeals.

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