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Swansea vs Southampton Prediction & Betting tips
On Tuesday evening, a match of the 31st matchday will be played in the Premier League. In Liberty Stadium it comes down to the absolute descent thriller: Swansea City welcomes Southampton. Both teams float with 33 points in the highest descent danger. Thanks to the better goal difference Southampton is currently one place above the line. Swansea is one place behind and occupies rank 18, the first relegation position.
The shape speaks for the guests. The “Saints” could get at least five points from the recent four games. With the 1-1 draw at Everton on the final day, the South of England overtook Swansea, who lost 1-0 at Bournemouth. The Swans from Wales have been waiting for a win for eight competitive games. There were only three draws during this period. The direct comparison does not necessarily give the hosts courage: of the last 12 games against the Saints, the Swans could only win two. Six wins went to Southampton.
Swansea has suffered five defeats in the last eight competitive matches. But they were against teams like Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea. With only 27 goals scored, the Swans are the league’s weakest offensive. 21 of the 33 points were won by the Welsh at Liberty Stadium. Six home games could win the team of coach Carlos Carvalhal. There are already eight defeats in front of their own audience. After the first round Swansea had still stood with only 13 points from 19 games on the last place in the Premier League. In the back series, the swans are doing a little better. In 17 games, the men from Wales got already 20 points.
Carlos Carvalhal took over the Swans at the end of December 2017, four days after he himself was released at Sheffield Wednesday. He replaced Paul Clement. At that time, the team was already in last place and was five points behind the saving shore. Between Matchday 21 and Matchday 29, the Welsh could celebrate seven competitive matches under the Portuguese coach, including three against Liverpool or Arsenal. But in the meantime the catch-up has stalled a bit. From the last seven games followed only three points. Coach Carlos Carvalhal will be without players like Wilfried Bony, Kyle Bartley and Leroy Fer in the six-point game. Kyle Naughton is still questionable.
Southampton is with 14 points from 18 games at least ranked 13 on the away table. But you could win only two games in a foreign country. After the first round, the Saints stood with 19 points in 13th place in the table. In the return series, the team of coach Mark Hughes took just 14 points and is now in 18th place in the second half of the season. In 17 games of the back series there were only two victories.
Hughes had taken over as coach at the Saints in mid-March. Predecessor Mauricio Pellegrino was dismissed after only one win in 17 games. Hughes himself had been fired at Stoke only in January. Still, the record of the Saints is only two wins from the recent 23 league games. But with the 1-1 draw at Everton, the team is at least unbeaten in three games. Coach Hughes has to give up Mayo Yoshida and Steven Davis in Wales. Mario Lemina is still questionable. Sofiane Boufal is currently not considered by the coach.
Swansea vs Southampton head to head matches
12.08.17 PL Southampton Swansea 0 : 0
31.01.17 PL Swansea Southampton 2 : 1
18.09.16 PL Southampton Swansea 1 : 0
13.02.16 PL Swansea Southampton 0 : 1
26.09.15 PL Southampton Swansea 3 : 1