18:45 GMT 08 May 2018
With very few games left in the 2017/18 Premier League season, there won’t be any bigger than the one taking place in South Wales on Tuesday night as Swansea and Southampton face off, both looking to avoid relegation. A win for either side would take them three points clear of the bottom three, whilst also relegating West Brom.
Swansea haven’t got the best record against Southampton even though they have picked up four points in the last two. Before those two games, the Welsh side had won just one of the previous nine against the Saints. The reverse fixture in August wasn’t one that will stick in the minds of supporters as it was a boring goalless draw. There have been over 2.5 goals in just two of the last 11 meetings.
A win would take Swansea out of the bottom three while a loss will almost definitely condemn them to relegation. Leroy Fer and Wilfried Bony are out injured, Kyle Naughton might feature.
Latest matches: Swansea City
|05.05.2018||Prem||Bournemouth AFC||Swansea City||1:0||L|
|28.04.2018||Prem||Swansea City||Chelsea FC||0:1||L|
|22.04.2018||Prem||Manchester City||Swansea City||5:0||L|
|14.04.2018||Prem||Swansea City||Everton FC||1:1||D|
|07.04.2018||Prem||West Bromwich Albion||Swansea City||1:1||D|
Three points will all-but confirm top-flight safety for the visitors, zero points will leave them staring down the barrel. Mario Lemina will face a late fitness test, Steven Davis definitely won’t play.
Latest matches: Southampton FC
|05.05.2018||Prem||Everton FC||Southampton FC||1:1||D|
|28.04.2018||Prem||Southampton FC||Bournemouth AFC||2:1||W|
|22.04.2018||FA C||Chelsea FC||Southampton FC||2:0||L|
|19.04.2018||Prem||Leicester City||Southampton FC||0:0||D|
|14.04.2018||Prem||Southampton FC||Chelsea FC||2:3||L|
In terms of relegation six-pointers, they don’t come much bigger than this one. It’s too hard to pick a winner and with a draw being a very likely outcome, it would set up a huge final day. Both sides will be desperate to keep a clean sheet so there shouldn’t be many goals.
08 May 2018 - 18:45 GMT
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