Swansea City - Crystal Palace

Swansea is making their dream debut in Championship. They occupy 7th place on the table (one day were in play-off zone), they're in the run of five games without defeat, seven on their Liberty Stadium. Jason Scotland was a player of the month (February), manager Martinez took that award earlier. Against Plymouth Argyle, Swans were dominating whole match, but result came after faul on Jordi Gomez and penalty execution by Scotland. Federico Bessone and Mark Gower are returning back in squad, while central defender and skipper Gary Monk is in doubt for this match.

Palace lies in the middle without real chances to move up or down. Current run of results don't promise anything good. Just one win from last six games (home, Preston North End 2:1) with four defeats. On the road, things are worse, four defeats from last five games! How much they're woundable, they showed in the last game against Burnley. The most of the game Eagles were leading 2:0, till 80th minute 2:1, but then avalanche of the home attacks that resulted with three goals and 4:2 as final result. Fans are unsatisfied with manager Neil Warnock and a permanent lack of money. Defenders Matt Lawrence and Paddy McCarthy are injured and young striker Victor Moses is recovered only for the bench.

With Swansea's shape on one side and Palace's on the other, result looks crystal clear. In the first season in the higher division, debutants usually play over their capability. And lure of Premier can push the hosts in play-off zone. I have no doubt about this one. Home win.