Join us for part five of our Premier League previews: All the odds, and all the transfers!
There have been more players leaving the club this transfer window than joining. Currently the Swans have released eight players, loaned out four and sold four, compared to the 5 players they have signed.
Their marquee signing this season so far has been midfielder, Roque Mesa, who joins them for £11million from Las Palmas on a four year contract. He impressed last season in Spain, appearing for the 14th placed Las Palmas 35 times and scoring just once.
The player at the centre of all transfer talk has been Gylfi Sigurdsson who was the subject of an approach from Everton. The versatile Icelandic player has been valued at £40 million by the Toffees. However recent negotiations have appeared to have stalled, after it was reported a verbal agreement had been agreed. This has led to a drop in the latest odds with Skybet and Betfred offering 1/10 on a move, Ladbrokes 1/7 and 10Bet 2/17.
So, how do the bookies rate their chances this season?
It was a dramatic 2016–17 season, with Clement leading Swansea to win 26 points from 18 games, securing their survival on 14 May.
Well, it doesn’t look great this year either with odds of 2/1 and 9/4 being the most offered odds on the Swans to be relegated. BetVictor are slightly more optimistic with 3/1 on relegation.
Odds to stay up are predominately 4/11 or 3/1 but with Bet365 offering 2/5 and Betway 1/4.
A top 10 finish is being offered at 6/1, 5/1 and 11/2.
It looks like a two-horse race for the club’s top scorer, with Fernando Llorente at 11/10 and Tammy Abraham at 6/5. The next player is Andre Ayew at 8/1.
So, it looks like it’s a scrap in the bottom half for the Swans, if you listen to what the bookies say. But you never know, Swansea could still recreate the exciting football that we got used to a couple of years ago.