Preview: Swansea City v Crystal Palace

Swansea City host Crystal Palace in a Premiership encounter on Saturday at the Liberty Stadium with both sides in desparate need of maximum points.

The Swans have only picked up two points from their last five games and languish rock-bottom in the latest standings, with their most recent result ending in a 1-1 draw against Everton.

In comparison, Crystal Palace have lost every single one of their last five league games, with their most recent fixture ending in a 2-1 home loss to title-contenders Manchester City.

Along with Hull City, Palace have scored the least amount of goals in the league this season and their defensive frailties, which were all too evident in the loss against City, will need to be ironed out if they are to garner a favourable result against Swansea.

"I think you have to go over your drills, particularly set-plays, where we are conceding," Bob Bradley manager told reporters.

"More importantly, (we need to) make sure we have a good process for Swansea, because that is now a pivotal game in our season.

"Sometimes you can't hide from that. It is no good me saying it is just another game, it's a little bit more than that," he said.

Swansea will be without the services of Ki Sung-Yueng, who faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after breaking his toe, along with Steve Mandanda, Pape Souare, Jonathan Benteke and Loic Remy who are all missing the tie through injury for Palace.

Swans club captain, Leon Britton is in contention to feature after returning from injury, alongside Jefferson Montero.

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