West Ham United will travel to Wales to take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium at the back of a disappointing 4-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield in their last league outing. The Hammers are still in danger of being relegated at the end of the season and will take on the Swans looking to bag the three points. Carlos Carvalhal’s side has pulled off a remarkable comeback in recent weeks but are currently in the drop zone with this ‘relegation six-pointer’ coming up on what seems to be a season-defining game for both teams. The East London outfit are currently occupying 13th place in the Premier League standings, just three points above Swansea City, who are sitting in 18th place.
The recent history of the fixture makes a grim reading for the home team as they have lost their last three encounters with the Hammers in the league. David Moyes is expected to opt for a 3-5-1-1 formation and could put Javier Hernandez back into his starting eleven. He will be hoping that the Mexican forward can get his name on the scoresheet while playing alongside Marko Arnautovic in the final third.
3-5-1-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup To Face Swansea City
Adrian is set to start in goal for the Hammers once again with the Spanish keeper keeping only one clean sheet in their last six games in all competitions. James Collins, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell will make up the three men defence.
West Ham United boss David Moyes will be hoping for a solid defensive display at the Liberty Stadium to give themselves the best possible chance of securing a result on Saturday.
The trio of Mark Noble, Joao Mario and Cheikhou Kouyate is expected to start at the centre of the park with Pablo Zabaleta taking his place on the right flank while Michail Antonio starts on the left-hand side of the midfield. They will be tasked to create some chances and score the goals that will make the difference on the day.
David Moyes might deploy Marko Arnautovic as part of the Hammers’ attack as he plays off the shoulders of Javier Hernandez, who will lead the lines for the visitors on Saturday. The Mexican forward would be hoping to get his name on the scoresheet versus Swansea City after finding the back of the net in his last league start versus Watford.