Swansea City v Newcastle United 101 Great Goals prediction: Swansea 3-2 Newcastle
Both sides enter matchday 4 off the back of a win, as Premier League action resumes following the first international break of the season.
Last time out, Swansea traveled to South London, taking on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, goals from Tammy Abraham and Jordon Ayew saw the Swans take all three points in a 2-0 win.
Newcastle United, meanwhile, also enjoyed much success against a London-based side, comfortably seeing off West Ham United 3-0 at St James’ Park to finally get off the mark.
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Swansea v Newcastle betting tips
The bookies rate Swansea as 7/4 favourites but are far from ruling out Newcastle, who are 9/4 for the victory.
A good bet looks to be Newcastle to be winning at half-time and Swansea at full-time, which is a whopping 33/1.
A Swansea debut goal for Renato Sanches is rated at 5/1 any time.
Swansea City pulled off one of the biggest coups of the summer.
The Swans managed to secure the services of 20-year-old midfielder Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich.
Dubbed as Europe’s best young player in 2016, there is no doubt Swansea have a huge talent on their hands.
The Euro 2016 winner is renowned for his physical presence in the middle of the park.
Swansea fans will be hoping to catch a glimpse of their new midfielder whose top assets include his strength and dribbling.
Renato Sanches is currently in line to make his Swansea debut on Sunday against Newcastle.
Last month, Swansea lost two key players in Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente.
But having acquired players like Tammy Abraham, Wilfried Bony and Sanches, the club will be confident that they have brought in adequate replacements.
Defensive injury scare
Rafa Benitez has been dealt yet another injury blow losing Chancel Mbemba during the injury break.
Whilst on duty with DR Congo, Mbemba picked up an adductor injury.
The 23-year-old is expected to miss around a months worth of action.
Having already lost Paul Dummett, Newcastle’s defensive options have already been reduced.
This comes at a time where tensions surrounding the Magpies’ squad are high, with the board having missed a number of key summer transfer targets.
Defensive options DeAndre Yedlin and Florian Lejeune have however returned to training and are expected to be recalled.
Swansea City team news vs Newcastle United
Swansea City’s only absentee comes in the form of Kyle Bartley who is injured.
Both new signings Wilfred Bony and Renato Sanches are expected to make their debuts.
Bony returns to Swansea having signed from Manchester City on Deadline Day.
Newcastle United team news vs Swansea City
Aleksandar Mitrovic will serve the first of a four match ban after elbowing West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini.
As mentioned, Chancel Mbemba and Paul Dummett will both miss the trip to Wales through injury.
However, in better news Dwight Gayle (illness), DeAndre Yedlin and Florian Lejeune are all expected to return from injury.