Premier League Preview for Southampton v Swansea along with Predictions for every result in the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week.
Southampton have started out this season in decent form. They have continued to play well under Pochettino including shoring up their defense a bit more. They have only allowed two goals this season; one in their loss to Norwich and the other in the 1-1 draw against Sunderland. They have been somewhat wanting in the offensive category having scored only five. However, they do sit in sixth place in the table on eleven points, which is a great start for them.
Swansea have begun this season slowly, though their fixture list has not been kind to them. This includes both the number of games split between EPL, Europa League and Capital One Cup matches, as well as the teams they have played. They are in 13th place as yet another team that has seven points to start. Their -1 goal difference comes from allowing nine goals and scoring eight.
My prediction is for a draw in this game. I would say that both teams are fairly evenly matched across the pitch. They have been playing a relatively similar style as well with short passing and possession to create chances which should make this a good match for purists to watch.
Betting Odds: Southampton win: 2.02-2.05; Draw: 3.39-3.50; Swansea win: 3.71-4.10
Form: Southampton (W, D, L, D, W, W) Swansea (L, L, W, D, W, L)
Prediction: Southampton 1 – 1 Swansea City
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