Predicted Swansea and Aston Villa line-ups: Bony and Weimann to start

Swansea Liberty Stadium

Match between Swansea City and Aston Villa to be played on Friday 26th December 2014 at 15:00. Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

Swansea City welcome Aston Villa to the Liberty Stadium on Boxing Day with five points and four places separating them in the Premier League table.

Swansea won 1-0 against Hull City last time out while Villa held Manchester United to an impressive 1-1 draw.

Now both sides will want three more points in their first match after Christmas but, as fans know, on December 26 anything can happen on a football field.

Swansea injury concerns: Jefferson Montero has a hamstring injury but has a 75 per cent chance of being fit. Leon Britton is close to recovering from a knee injury while Gylfi Sigurdsson should also be back from a foot problem

Swansea absences: Garry Monk has no confirmed absentees at this time.

Villa injury concerns: Joe Cole is recovering from a hamstring injury but this match could come too soon for him. Nathan Baker and Philippe Senderos are also fighting to be fit.

Villa absences: Libor Kozak is out with a broken leg while Gabriel Agbonlahor is suspended following his red card last weekend. Kieran Richardson is also suspended and Ashley Westwood will be out until mid-January.

Predicted starting line-ups:

Swansea – Fabianski, Richards, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Sung-yueng, Carroll, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Montero, Bony

Villa – Guzan, Lowton, Okore, Vlaar, Clark, Cissokho, Cleverley, Delph, Sanchez, Weimann, Benteke

Form Guide

Swansea Form

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  • D
  • W
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  • L
  • W

Aston Villa Form

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  • D
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • D

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