Swansea City vs Hull City Preview: Both teams looking to continue winning starts

We preview Swansea City’s first home game of the season, against Hull.

Swansea City vs Hull City Preview: Both teams looking to continue winning starts
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Swansea City welcome Hull City to the Liberty Stadium for their first home fixture of the season.

Both sides won their opening game of the season, and will be looking to gain momentum by making it wins from two.

The fixture is a throwback to the final game of the season in League Two in 2003, where James Thomas scored a hat trick in order for Swansea to win 4-2 and avoid relegation.

Form

Swansea started their season very well, with a 1-0 win at Burnley, with Leroy Fer scoring the game’s only goal. The away side were the better side and could have won by even more, if Jordi Amat’s shot wasn’t cleared off the goal line and Federico Fernandez didn’t miss the target from two-yards out.

Arguably with the greatest result of the opening weekend, Hull managed to overturn champions Leicester City 2-1. The goals came from Adama Diomande and Robert Snodgrass in a historic win for the depleted side.

Team news

Francesco Guidolin confirmed that record signing Borja Baston will have to wait to make his Swansea debut, after picking up a muscle injury in training.

Deputising captain Leon Britton also faces a battle to be fit for the game, with Jack Cork ready to step in as skipper if the midfielder doesn’t make the game.

Gylfi Sigurdsson and Ki Sung-Yeung may also feature, Guidolin revealed in his press conference, but Neil Taylor is set to miss the game. The trio returned for training late this summer.

Hull once again have just 13 senior players available for the game, although defender Harry Maguire has recovered from a foot injury although this game may come too soon for him.

Fabianski put in a fine shift last weekend. | Image credit: Getty Images
Fabianski put in a fine shift last weekend. | Image credit: Getty Images

Match facts

Swansea have won their last eight Premier League fixtures in August.

The away side has never won their first two opening games of a Premier League season.

Swansea won both games they played against Hull in the 2014/15 season, the last time the visiting side were in the Premier League.

Francesco Guidolin’s side has won 28 Premier League points since the Italian took charge in January, more points than Arsenal (27), West Ham (26) and Manchester City (25) have won in that time.