West Ham vs Swansea City: Prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV, head to head, odds - Premier League preview

ALEX YOUNG

Slaven Bilic will be keen to stop West Ham suffering a sixth straight Premier League defeat when they host Swansea City on Saturday, despite assurances his job is safe.

Wednesday's 3-0 loss at Arsenal was a fifth defeat on the spin, the same run of form which saw the club drop out of England's top flight just six years ago.

The Hammers now sit just five points above the drop zone with seven matches left to play and face a Swans side who dropped into the bottom three after a crushing late loss to Tottenham

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START TIME

West Ham host Swansea City at the London Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, April 8.

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TEAM NEWS

West Ham are hopeful Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio will be fit to face Swansea.

Striker Carroll went off during the 3-0 defeat at Arsenal with a groin problem and winger Antonio had to be replaced at half-time due to illness.

Defenders Aaron Cresswell, Winston Reid and Angelo Ogbonna and midfielder Pedro Obiang are out injured.

Provisional squad: Adrian, Randolph, Byram, Fonte, Collins, Sakho, Masuaku, Kouyate, Noble, Fernandes, Nordtveit, Snodgrass, Feghouli, Antonio, Lanzini, Ayew, Carroll, Fletcher, Calleri.

Swansea have several injury concerns for the relegation battle at London Stadium.

Top scorer Fernando Llorente could return after missing the last two games with an ankle problem, but Kyle Naughton is struggling with a hamstring injury sustained in the midweek defeat to Tottenham.

Midfielder Leroy Fer is likely to be deployed at right-back if Naughton misses out, while goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski will be checked after he suffered a heavy collision in the closing stages against Spurs.

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Cork, Carroll, Ki, Fer, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Llorente, Ayew, Nordfeldt, Kingsley, Amat, Van der Hoorn, Britton, Fulton, Montero, Narsingh, McBurnie, Borja, Roberts.

POSSIBLE LINE-UPS

West Ham starting XI: Randolph; Byram, Fonte, Collins, Masuaku; Noble, Kouyate; Ayew, Antonio, Lanzini; Sakho

Swansea City starting XI: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson; Fer, Cork, Carroll; Routledge, Ayew, Sigurdsson

HEAD-TO-HEAD

PREDICTION

BETTING ODDS (via 888 Sport)

  • West Ham to win: 53/50
  • Swansea City to win: 13/5
  • Draw: 51/20

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