Big Match Breakdown: Swansea v Southampton
Survival’s at stake at the Liberty Stadium
It’s all to play for when Swansea City host Southampton tonight. Both teams are on 33 points. And a win for either side would be a huge step towards safety.
Swansea are on a seven-game winless run. Southampton have only won one in seven. But form will go out of the window here.
Ahead of a huge game, the Coral News Team have all the info and odds…
Head to Head
Southampton have had the better of the Swans in recent times. They’ve won three of the last five meetings between the sides. Swansea have won one of those five, with the other ending in a draw.
Saints tend to enjoy playing in South Wales too. They’ve won on three of their last four visits to the Liberty Stadium.
Connor Roberts could continue as right wing-back for Swansea if Kyle Naughton doesn’t recover from illness. Tom Carroll could also lose his starting place to Andy King. Tammy Abraham may also give the team a greater attacking threat ahead of Nathan Dyer.
For the visitors, Mark Hughes is likely to draft in Jack Stephens for the suspended Maya Yoshida. Nathan Redmond should also start after his impressive display from the bench against Everton.
With both sides struggling for form and confidence, there isn’t likely to be much flowing football on show.
Neither team has looked particularly comfortable with a back three, so they’ll look to force the opposition centre-backs into unfamiliar wide areas.
There’s not much between them, so the side that stays composed enough to make the most of their chances could reap the rewards.
Both teams have scored in only two of the last ten clashes between these sides. Both Teams to Score – No is 4/5.
Neither side will want to risk being too open either. Under 2.5 Goals is 4/7.
Abraham is the most likely scorer for the home side at 15/8 anytime.
Saints will be looking to Charlie Austin for a vital goal. The striker is 21/20 to get on the scoresheet.
After his lively cameo against Everton, Redmond is 10/3 to score too.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing