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Swansea City Vs Stoke City: Preview, team news and prediction as the Swans say goodbye to Premier League football and two club legends

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Kick off: Sunday 13th May (15.00)

Venue: Liberty Stadium

Swansea City will need a miracle against Stoke City this Sunday if they are to remain in the Premier League for next season.

The Swans remain 18th in the table after that hugely disappointing loss to Southampton, who are now three points clear of the Welsh side.

And with just one game remaining, they now seem destined for the Championship as hopes of catching Southampton are nearly impossible.

With a considerably worse goal difference than the Saints, Carlos Carvahal’s men will need to overcome a deficit of ten goals to survive, and of course rely on Southampton losing, preferably by a shed full of goals.

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While it would be no surprise to see the Saints getting thrashed by the superb Manchester City, a goal fest at the Liberty seems extremely unlikely.

With just 27 goals in the league this season and only two in their last six matches, Swans fans have apparently accepted the bleak reality of relegation.

Read more: Swans all but relegated as Huddersfield secure safety at Stamford Bridge

However, they will still be hoping for a home win against an already relegated Stoke team in shocking form.

The Potters are without a win in 13 matches and have conceded 67 goals this campaign.

And with both teams looking to bounce back from the Championship next season, Swansea will be looking to gain a mental edge before their fate is even sealed.

Team News

Just like manager Carvahal, Sunday’s game will be the last for club legends Leon Britton and Angel Rangel.

Adored by the Swansea faithful, both will feature on the substitute bench for their final game at the Liberty.

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Stoke will play a strong team according to manager Paul Lambert, who is hopeful of extending his stay with the Potters.

However, they will be without Eric Choupo-Moting, Bruno Martins Indi and Kostas Stafylidis for the final game of the season.

Prediction: 2-1 Swansea

Swansea should beat an all-out of sorts Stoke team who have never found it easy at the Liberty.

Lambert’s men are deservingly bottom of the league, and without a win in thirteen a home win is likely.

It will not be enough for Swansea though. They have not scored enough this season – a major factor to why they will be playing Championship football come next term.

Recent Meetings 

02/12/2017: Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City

22/04/2017: Swansea City 2-0 Stoke City

31/10/2016: Stoke City 3-1 Swansea City

02/04/2016: Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City

19/10/2015: Swansea City 0-1 Stoke City