Swansea vs Southampton Odds – Tuesday 31st January 2017 – 19:45
Swansea are 21/10 with the draw at 23/10 and Southampton are 5/4
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Swansea welcome Southampton to the Liberty Stadium in a congested week of Premier League fixtures, with both sides in mixed form.
Swansea come into this match on the back of a 3-2 win away against Liverpool, an excellent result for the Swans.
It was a quiet first half for both sides, but that changed in the second half with Fernando Llorente springing into life.
The Spaniard scored two goals in the space of four minutes (48, 52), to give the Swans a surprise 2-0 lead.
Roberto Firmino struck back with two goals of his own (55, 69), levelling the score with 21 minutes left to go.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (74) scored what proved to be the winner, with Swansea securing their first ever win at Anfield in emphatic style.
Swans Seek Fresh Start
It has been a very tough start to life for Paul Clement, but that win will give his side plenty of confidence moving forward.
They have managed to keep key players such as Sigurdsson and Llorente at the club, this will be crucial in their fight for survival.
The Swans find themselves out of the bottom three for the first time, with that excellent win taking them to 18 points.
Swansea head into this fixture as the underdogs, with Southampton’s excellent win in the FA Cup informing those odds.
They will be looking to register their sixth win of the season, in the process securing back to back wins.
The Swans will be looking to improve their recent record against Southampton, they have lost the last three successive meetings.
Saints In Mixed Form
The Saints come into this match on the back of a 5-0 defeat against Arsenal, with the Saints suffering an EFL Cup hangover.
Danny Welbeck who is making his long-awaited return from injury scored a double, with goals in the 15th and 22nd minute.
Former Saints striker Theo Walcott enjoyed a great return to St.Mary’s, scoring a hat-trick to help down his old side.
Goals in the 35th, 69th and 84th minute secured a 5-0 win, with this a truly awful performance to back up the successful EFL win in midweek.
The Saints have had a reasonably mixed bag throughout the season, that result will have dented any confidence gained against Liverpool though.
They have won four of their last six matches, including two wins against Liverpool in the EFL Cup.
Claude Puel was culpable for the defeat, having made so many changes for the FA Cup.
Southampton come into this match as favourites, with their excellent recent form contributing to that tag.
This will be a tough fixture for Claude Puel’s side, with Swansea securing an excellent win against Liverpool in their last match.
The Saints will be looking to draw on the previous performances against Swansea, winning both matches 1-0.
Both teams are 8/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Swansea are Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente at 13/2 with Borja Baston at 8/1. For Southampton, Shane Long is at 5/1 with Jay Rodriguez at 11/2.
The last time that these two sides met Southampton won 1-0 and the odds of the same result are 6/1.
Swansea vs Southampton Odds
Tip 1 – Llorente to score first @ 13/2
Tip 2 – Swansea to win 2-1 @ 10/1