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Swansea City vs Southampton Prediction & Betting Tips

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Swansea vs Southampton: Betting Tips, Prediction & Match Preview

Red-hot Southampton travel to Wales to face Swansea City, where they are hoping to move back into the automatic promotion places.

These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

  • Date: 20/01/24
  • Kick-off time: 12:30
  • Location: Swansea.com Stadium

Southampton look to take one step closer to automatic promotion with victory over Swansea at the Swansea.com stadium. The hosts will hope to keep pace with the teams above them as they try and edge their way into a play-off spot.

After a slow start to the season, Southampton have finally shown that they do not belong in this league. They sit third, 10 points behind leaders Leicester, but are in a great position to fight for automatic promotion. The lunchtime kick-off gives them the opportunity to overtake second-place Ipswich before they play Leicester in a crucial top-of-the-table clash later that evening.

Swansea are languishing in 15th, in no immediate threat of being dragged into a relegation battle, but also seven points away from the play-off places. They have endured an inconsistent season so far, winning eight, drawing nine and losing 10.

If the Swans are to get anything from this game, they will look to the likes of Jerry Yates and Jamal Lowe to fuel them offensively, with the pair scoring six league goals each so far this season. They will also have to tighten up defensively against a very potent attack, with their 41 goals conceded only better than eight other teams.

The visitors have scored 50 goals in this campaign, only Leicester have scored more. Adam Armstrong has found the back of the net 14 times, his tally only bettered by Sammie Szmodics of Blackburn Rovers. He has also chipped in with 11 assists, the most in the league. His 25-goal involvements is a key component to the Saints’ success. Che Adams has contributed seven goals.

This will be the 75th meeting between the two sides. Southampton have got the better of their opponents on 37 occasions, whilst their opponents have won 21 times. The reverse fixture was played less than three weeks ago on Boxing Day, with the Saints hammering the Swans 5-0 at St Mary’s. Joe Aribo, Samuel Edozie and Ryan Fraser were all on the scoresheet before Adams added a fifth in stoppage time.

Southampton have dominated this fixture in recent years, with six wins in the last eight, dating back to 2015.

Swansea vs Southampton Team News

Swansea City Team News

Azeem Abdulai picked up an injury in Swansea’s FA Cup win against Morecambe and missed last weekend’s trip to Birmingham, so should be considered a doubt. Liam Walsh also sustained a calf injury in the league victory over West Brom and continues to be monitored. Harrison Ashby, Josh Key and Josh Ginnelly were also absent at St Andrew’s, so their involvement in this weekend’s game remains to be seen.

Southampton Team News

Midfielder Joe Aribo has left to play in the Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria. Samuel Edozie limped off in Southampton’s 1-1 draw at Norwich, and manager Russell Martin revealed that the winger is likely to miss the remainder of the January fixtures. Kamaldeen Sulemana has been out since the beginning of December with an ankle injury and is set to make a return soon. However, this game may come too soon for him.

Form Guide

Swansea City

In their last five games, Swansea have won twice, drawn twice and lost once. Their latest outing saw them surrender a lead twice as they drew 2-2 at Birmingham. They also advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win over League Two Morecambe. Loanee Charlie Patino and Jerry Yates secured the victory. This followed a league win at home to West Brom, as Liam Cullen scored the winner in the 55th minute.

They took an early lead at Coventry through Liam Walsh, but found themselves 2-1 down late on. Cullen salvaged a point in the third minute of stoppage time. Prior to this, they were on the end of a 5-0 hammering to this weekend’s opponents.

Southampton

In their last five games, Southampton have won four and drawn once. Their domination has shown in their last two victories, with back-to-back 4-0 results at home to Sheffield Wednesday in the league and Walsall in the third round of the FA Cup.

They had a brief blip, dropping points away at Norwich, as the Canaries’ Josh Sargent cancelled out Adam Armstrong’s opener. Two quick-fire goals from Carlos Alcaraz and Che Adams put them in control at home to Plymouth, although it was in controversial fashion as the visitors were denied a seemingly perfect goal prior to the opener.

Stretching back further, Russell Martin’s side have won seven of their last 10 games.

Footy Accumulators Prediction

With six wins in their last seven, it is very difficult to bet against Southampton. It is quite clear that along with Leicester, they are a cut above the rest of the league and it would be a major shock if they did not make an immediate return to the Premier League next season: Swansea 0-3 Southampton

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Where to watch Swansea City vs Southampton

Swansea vs Southampton will be available to watch on Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Football.

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