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BOB BRADLEYS DEPARTURE WONT HELP

30th December 2016

Swansea's predicament is not Bob Bradley's doing but the American paid the price for a poor run of form since he took over - Only two wins in eleven games.

But Bradley inheritted a depleted squad and the club have continually sold their best players. They are now paying the price.

Either Gary Rowett - sacked by Birmingham two weeks ago or Paul Clement sacked by Derby last season looks set to take over.

The Swans are hopeful of having Bradley's replacement in place before the trip to Crystal Palace on 3 January.

Alan Curtis, who is taking temporary charge of the team, believes the club's next manager should be British and have experience of the Premier League.

"It has to be the right man. Ideally they would be British and know the Premier League," Curtis said.

"[The owners] have to be satisfied he fills all the criteria for getting us out of the trouble we find ourselves in."

That said, Palace will hope their new boss sam Allardyce can take advantage in this vital releagtion fixture. Allardyce was disappointed he didn't start with a win against Watford and it will be a shock to us if Palace lose this.

Before that they travel to Arsenal on Saturday and that is a big test. Swansea entertain Bournemouth and in our book the visitors look a solid bet. They can be backed at 13/8 with Hills.

Another good bet are Liverpool at 7/5 to beat Manchester City. Klopp seems most likely to take the game by te scruff of the neck and City are not fully wound up at the moment. The huffed and puffed to beat bottom side Hull earlier in the week. Liverpool stormed back to thrash Stoke.

Of the top teams manchester United at home to Boro might have the toughest test and we would fancy backing the visitors on the handicap.

We have bets for members in the Burnley and Leicester games

Joe