Date: 25th August 2017 at 11:10pm
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A look at some of the key stats ahead of this afternoon`s Premier League match at Selhurst Park, as two teams who are yet to score a League goal this season go head to head at 3pm.

Team News:

Crystal Palace will be without midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek (groin), Wilfried Zaha (knee), while defender Jairo Riedewald is expected to be available.

Swansea City have new signing Sam Clucas available, but Leon Britton, Fernando Llorente, Ki Sung Yueng, Jefferson Montero and Kyle Bartley are all out injured.

Our record at Crystal Palace

Out of the current crop of Premier League clubs, the Swans only have a better away record at Burnley (3 points per game in 2 games) compared to Crystal Palace (1.75 points per game in 4 games).



Goals at Crystal Palace involving the Swans

The Palace-Swansea fixture at Selhurst Park has always been a low scoring one compared to others, with it only averaging 1.5 goals per game. The Swans also have an excellent defensive record at Crystal Palace, conceding just twice in 4 games.



Scorelines at Crystal Palace

The 4 games at Selhurst Park involving the Swans have seen a different scoreline in each one. The Swans have kept two clean sheets away at Crystal Palace – drawing 0-0 with Alan Curtis in charge, and winning 2-0 under Michael Laudrup.



Quick stats

Crystal Palace have lost 6 of their last 7 League games, without scoring in any of them.

If Palace lose against the Swans, it`ll be the first time they`ll have lost their first 3 League games in 5 years.

A clean sheet on Saturday would mean the Swans will equal a 1982 club record of keeping three consecutive away clean sheets in the top flight.

A defeat for Swansea City would mean they`d have only picked up 1 point after 3 games, the least out of all of their 7 Premier League seasons.

Prediction

WIN 1-0. 1.5 average goals per game, both teams are yet to score a League goal and Clement`s defensive nature away from home suggests a low scoring game once again at Selhurst Park. I`m hoping we`ll have the edge, de Boer is still trying to implement his own style at Palace and the Swans will have gained some confidence from their mid-week cup win at MK Dons. I also expect us to adopt a 4-3-1-2 formation again, rather than stick with 3-at-the-back which Clement would probably have done if Kyle Bartley hadn`t got injured on Tuesday night.

 
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