Southampton vs Swansea Odds – Sunday 18th September 2016 – 14:15
Southampton are 4/6 with the draw at odds of 13/5 and Swansea are 9/2
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Southampton welcome Swansea to St.Mary’s on Sunday afternoon, with Southampton looking to make it back to back wins under Claude Puel.
Southampton registered an excellent 3-0 victory on Thursday’s Europa League tie, with Claude Puel winning his first game in charge at the club.
This could be the catalyst in Southampton’s Premier League season, with this home game representing an ideal opportunity for a much needed three points.
Southampton’s last Premier League game was against Arsenal, with the Saint’s incredibly unlucky to lose against the Gunners.
Puel looking for win
A Petr Cech own goal (18) saw Southampton take the lead, with an excellent free kick from Dusan Tadic rebounding off the post, off Cech and into his own net
Arsenal equalised through Laurent Koscielny’s acrobatic overhead kick, a finish you would not associate with a central defender.
Jose Fonte was then penalised in the 94th minute for a foul on Olivier Giroud, which appeared very harsh.
Santi Cazorla stepped up to make it 2-1 and consign Southampton to their second defeat of the season.
Europe A Welcome Relief?
They face a huge challenge to remain competitive in the Premier League and progress in the Europa League.
Southampton may well find that this temporary relief from the Premier League may help their domestic form though.
European matches at St.Mary’s are what the club has worked so hard for, the players will be motivated to ensure they don’t fail after last season’s exploits.
They face a tough challenge against Swansea but it is one that the club will fancy winning.
Their record against Swansea overall is excellent, with 7 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats in their 14 meetings.
Chelsea Performance Excellent
Swansea come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Chelsea, with the Swans producing an excellent second half performance.
They come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Swansea, in a match that wasn’t without controversy.
The Blues took the lead through Diego Costa in the 18th minute, with Swansea levelling through a Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty in the 59th minute.
Thibaut Courtois was at fault for the penalty after fouling the Iceland international, after some fine counter attacking football.
Swansea then took the lead three minutes later, with one of the controversial moments of the match, with Cahill furious at an apparent foul.
Blues defender Gary Cahill was caught in possession and Leroy Fer’s shot just crossed the line off the legs of Courtois.
The Swans lost their game prior to the international break 2-1 against a resurgent Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
Mixed Season So Far
Swansea started the season in excellent fashion, with a narrow 1-0 win away against newly promoted Burnley.
Things quickly took a backward step, with a 2-0 defeat against Hull at the Liberty Stadium, with late goals from Shaun Maloney and Abel Hernandez consigning the Swans to a home defeat.
Guidolin and his men will have been deeply disappointed, failing to win at home and having created very few goalscoring opportunities.
Swansea continued their excellent recent record against Chelsea, extending their unbeaten run to three matches against the West London side.
Good Test For Swansea
The match against Southampton will be a huge challenge for Swansea, with the Saints looking to build on Thursday’s excellent win.
This could yet work in Swansea’s favour, with fatigue and a two-day break sure to leave the squad depleted, in comparison with Swansea’s freshness.
Swansea will be looking to better their recent record, with just two wins in their last ten matches against Southampton.
Both teams are 10/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Southampton are Shane Long at 4/1 with Charlie Austin, Jay Rodriguez and Nathan Redmond at 9/2. For Swansea, Borja Baston and Fernando Llorente are at 15/2 with Gylfi Sigurdsson at 17/2.
The last time that these two sides met Southampton won 1-0 and the odds of the same result are 5/1.
Southampton vs Swansea Odds
Tip 1 – Redmond to score first @ 9/2
Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 16/1
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