Swansea are close to survival, but safety isn’t certain yet
Gylfi Sigurdsson’s goal on Saturday afternoon was enough to hand Swansea City another three huge points in their bid to avoid the drop, but there’s still work to be done yet.
The Welsh club are now nine points clear of the relegation zone with nine games to play, and the bookies make it 20/1 that the Liberty Stadium will not be home to Premier League football next season.
Swansea have now lost just two of their last eight games, and over the last 10 fixtures their form has them safely in mid-table.
With Francesco Guidolin recuperating in hospital, Alan Curtis has done a fine job to come back in and continue steadying the ship.
Curtis’ wise head could be a huge bonus to the club in weeks to come, and after the victory on Saturday reminded his team there was more work to be done.
“All it (the win) has done is given ourselves some breathing space. We’ve made a big statement to our rivals but we’re still only on 33 points and that is not going to get you safety.”
The Swans’ remaining fixtures are a real case of top and tails, with games versus West Ham, Manchester City and Liverpool to come, alongside fixtures with Newcastle, Aston Villa and Bournemouth.
It’s the matches with the latter pair in the next two weeks which will go a long way to deciding Swansea’s fate.
A trip to Dean Court awaits this weekend, and the two sides played out a 2-2 draw in the reverse tie in November.
Swansea are 7/2 for victory on the south coast, one which could send them mighty close to safety on 36 points.
The Cherries are in decent nick themselves however and are 17/20 favourites for the win and make the Welsh club sweat just a little bit longer.
All odds and markets correct as of the date of publishing.