Southampton vs Swansea Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Southampton vs Swansea
English Premier League.
Date: Sunday, 18 September, 2016,
Kick-off: 20:15 GMT+7
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, Hampshire.
Last season Southampton finished with the best run in the league and with only one victory away from top five. Changes made in their play and reinforcements brought should improve their performances however the desired effect is completely different. After four matches they are still without victory and with only two points in their stack they are at the very bottom of the table. The Saints will enter this match after Europa League match against Sparta Prague and the outcome will largely depend on the outcome of that match. Victory against Sparta Prague will retrieve some of the lost confidence in the team and a defeat will even more devastate the atmosphere among the players. What they are missing is the team play from the last season and if they don’t fix this, they will have to say good bye to the top five this season.
On the other side, Swansea continued with their recognizable play from the last season. Huge oscillations and lack of physical training are again noticeable in their play however they are doing just fine. A 2-2 draw in their last match against Chelsea only shows that team has a huge potential, but they need to work much more on it in order to get better. When it comes to their mutual encounters, statistics goes absolutely in favor of Southampton. They won in their last two matches last season in the league against Swansea and won in five out of their last six matches in all competitions.
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Southampton: Team News
The new signings Jeremy Pied and Sofiane Boufal are sidelined through injury alongside Florin Gardos.
Charlie Austin will be pushing for a start after scoring a brace in the midweek Europa League fixture against Sparta Prague.
Southampton: Expected Starting Line-up vs Swansea (4-3-1-2)
Forster – Bertrand, Dijk, Fonte, Soares – Davis, Romeu, Clasie – Tadic – Austin, Redmond.
Swansea City: Team News
Nathan Dyer is sidelined until November following his ankle surgery. While Borja Baston is a doubt and is likely to miss out on the starting line-up.
Swansea: Expected Starting Line-up vs Southampton (4-2-3-1)
Fabianski – Kingsley, Amat, Fernandez, Naughton – Fer, Cork – Barrow, Sigurdsson, Routledge – Llorente.
Southampton vs Swansea: Head-to-Head Stats
Southampton were 3-1 winner in the corresponding fixture of the 2015/16 season. And they did a double the reverse leg 1-0 at the Swansea on February 2016.
The Saints have lost only once in the last 8 Premier League matches against Swansea, with 5 wins and 2 draws. The sole defeat came at the St. Mary’s on February 2015.
Also, 7 of the last 8 matches between Swansea and Southampton have seen under 2.5 goals.
Southampton vs Swansea: Prediction
Despite their poor start to the league season, the Saints will be confident of a win after their excellent performance in the mid-week fixture against Sparta Prague. They have drawn both their home matches in Premier League this season and also poses a good head-to-head record over Swansea in all venues. The home side must edge this one, also considering the overall poor away form of Swansea since the beginning of last season.
Southampton vs Swansea: Bet Tips
Southampton to win at 7/10 (1.70)
Southampton to score Over 1.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80).