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Bournemouth v Swansea: Odds, predictions, team news and stats

Bournemouth are eager to bounce back after Sunday's 4-0 loss at home to Liverpool, and they must take on a Championship side for the second time in this season's FA Cup.

Swansea were 2-0 winners at home to League Two Morecambe in the third round, but they face a big step up in class against Premier League opposition.

Bournemouth v Swansea Odds

Bournemouth - 2/7 
Draw - 9/2 
Swansea - 10/1

Bournemouth v Swansea Information

  • Where is Bournemouth v Swansea? Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
  • When is Bournemouth v Swansea? 19:45, Thursday 25th January
  • Where can I watch Bournemouth v Swansea? S4C

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Bournemouth v Swansea Predictions

Bournemouth and both teams to score - 15/8

Bournemouth have never advanced beyond the FA Cup quarter-finals, but they fancy their chances for a long run in this season's competition and can take the next step by defeating Swansea at the Vitality Stadium.

The Cherries went through a sobering experience on Sunday with their 4-0 loss at home to Premier League leaders Liverpool, but they remain in a strong position with nine points separating them from the relegation zone.

Andoni Iraola's side faced Championship opposition in the FA Cup third round with a trip to QPR, and they overcame a dreadful start, shipping two goals in the opening half to register a well-deserved 3-2 victory.

Iraola will be targeting an easier night's work against the Swans and is likely to go with a strong side with the intention of reducing the likelihood of a draw and an unwanted replay in South Wales.

Swansea will be faced with a tough task, but they are sure to approach it with plenty of gusto thanks to the fearless approach of their manager, Luke Williams.

The top priority for Williams is to steer the Swans to Championship safety but he will not be compromising with his preference for a possession-based, attacking brand of football.

The Swans played on the front foot for large spells of Saturday's league fixture at home to Southampton, but they were too open at the back and succumbed to a 3-1 defeat.

They could be set for a similar experience against Bournemouth, who can make their class count and secure a berth in the round of 16.

Justin Kluivert to score any time - 7/4

Kluivert bagged the winning goal in Bournemouth's 3-2 victory away to QPR in the FA Cup third round, and he looks a tempting 7/4 shot to get on the scoresheet against Swansea.

The 24-year-old summer signing got off to a slow start in English football, but he has netted twice in his last four appearances and possesses the necessary pace and finishing skills to expose a suspect Swans' back-line.

Over 3.5 goals - 5/4

Four of Bournemouth's last five matches have generated at least four goals, and the high-scoring trend could continue in Thursday's FA Cup clash.

The free-scoring Cherries have scored at least two goals in eight of their last ten fixtures, and they should cause plenty of problems for a mid-table Championship opponent.

However, a clean sheet may elude them against the vibrant Swans, who have netted in 13 of their last 14 fixtures.

Bournemouth team news

Max Aarons (hamstring) has joined Tyler Adams (knee) and Ryan Fredericks (calf) on the injured list, and Antoine Semenyo and Dango Ouattara are on international duty. 

Milos Kerkez (ankle) and Adam Smith (unspecified injury) are set for late fitness checks, but Marcos Senesi is available after serving a suspension.

Swansea team news

Sam Parker (unspecified injury) missed out at the weekend and remains doubtful for the trip to the South Coast.

Josh Key (hamstring), Liam Walsh (calf) and Josh Ginnelly (muscle strain) remain sidelined, and Jamal Lowe is ineligible to feature against his parent club.

Bournemouth v Swansea Stats

Swansea have netted in 13 of their last 14 matches, but they will be against it, as Bournemouth have won five of their previous seven fixtures.

An entertaining game looks to be on the cards, as both teams have scored in 11 of Swansea's last 14 fixtures.

Head-to-Head

Bournemouth wins26
Draws14
Swansea wins23

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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