Wigan have done really well following their promotion up to the Championship. They are sitting in the top ten heading into the midweek action. Swansea are right there with them level on sixteen points so this is going to be a pretty big clash between the pair of them. Read our Wigan v Swansea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 29th, 2018 at 11.35 p.m.)
The Latics have done really well this season but there is a clear trend going on with them. They have won five games this term and four of those have cropped up on home soil. They are undefeated at home in the Championship this season with a W4 D1 record posted. Each of their four wins have been by a one-goal margin as well. A Wigan to win by a one-goal margin is at 13/5 odds* (betting odds taken on September 30th, 2018 at 8:58 pm). They have won their last three in a row at home.
Given their output, under 2.5 goals is at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on September 30th, 2018 at 8:58 pm). The Latics have scored in each of their home games this season and they have not been trailing at half time in any of their home games so far. 64% of the goals that they have scored in the second division this season been in the first half of matches. Wigan have the joint best home form in the entire Championship this season (alongside Brentford and Middlesbrough).
The Swans have a W4 D4 L2 record for the season so it has been pretty solid stuff from them along the way. Over the weekend they produced a good 3-0 home win over QPR on home soil and that snapped a three-game sequence of no goals scored by the Swans. They have averaged exactly a goal per game this season in the Championship and have failed to score in half of their league matches, home and away combined. Both teams not to score is at 5/6 odds* (betting odds taken on September 30th, 2018 at 8:58 pm).
Away from home this season the Swans are W2 D2 L1 and have collected just the one win in their last four. Going back to their lack of scoring, they have failed to score in three of their last four games away from the Liberty Stadium. Swans have yet to score a single first-half away goal this season as well and three of their four road goals have come in the final fifteen minutes of matches. To be fair their defence has been good. They haven’t shipped an away goal in the first half of any match and have conceded just three goals in five road games.
The last time that Wigan and Swansea met up was in the 2012/13 Premier League season. Swansea collected a win on both occasions that season, each of them by a one-goal margin. Swansea are actually on a three-match winning streak against the Latics and are unbeaten in four against them. Both teams have scored in just two of the last seven meetings in all competitions.
We can only predict a low-scoring game cropping up in this one really. The Latics have done well on home soil and Wigan are a pretty solid defensive side. Still, in looking for a winner, we fancy Wigan to come up with a one-goal margin success.
30th September 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This is a clash between two sides who have struggled to find much-winning momentum this season. Swansea are winless in their last three league outings, while the Lions have picked up just the one win from their five games played. This should be a tight battle at The Den between two sides looking for a boost. Read our Millwall v Swansea betting tips for more.
Millwall even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 28th, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.)
Millwall have posted a W1 D2 L2 record so far this season in the Championship so they haven’t been able to find that winning momentum yet. They are unbeaten at home from their two games so far though, having held Middlesbrough to a 2-2 draw and then having taken a win over Derby. Those were two tough home games actually and they came through the tests, so there is a reasonable chance that they could avoid defeat in this one.
Millwall have scored exactly two goals in both home games this season but we easily see this game going under 2.5 goals at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 28th, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.). They have not quite hit their stride yet, but they were strong on home soil last season in the Championship and have lost just one of their last 17 league fixtures at The Den. Lee Gregory is their top scorer with two goals and is the favourite in the bet365 first goalscorer market.
The Swans started the season very brightly with back to back wins, but it has gone into a bit of a decline since having drawn two and lost one. Their first defeat of the season came at home against Bristol City last weekend and they have failed to score in two for their last three league outings now. Overall on the road, they have taken four points from their two games and really the question about them would be whether or not they really had the edge to push through and grind out the away victory at The Den?
In the correct score market the shortest priced option is the 1-1 draw at 4/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 28th, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.). This just has the look of being a tight game between two fairly evenly matched side. The Swans have a goalscoring asset in Ollie McBurnie who has netted three times this season and has taken plenty of backing to end the term as the Championship top goalscorer.
This will be the first meeting between Millwall and Swansea since the 2010/11 Championship. Swansea collected four points from those two meetings, which are incidentally the only two previous meetings in the Championship. So there’s not too much to go on but both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings.
This one does have a draw written all over it. Neither team look particularly strong enough to go out and break the other down. Swansea will want to prove a point after their first loss of the season last time out, but Millwall are a very strong home side. Draw.
29th August 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
There is plenty of betting opportunities around in midweek with the second round of the EFL Cup kicking off. Most of the games are on Tuesday, August 28th, but a few are on Wednesday 29th. This is the round where all Premier League sides who are not involved in European action this season, join the fray.
It is usually the first chance that Premier League managers have to rest some of their regular starting eleven. So you will see a lot of understrength top-flight teams heading out into action in midweek for this low-priority tournament and that could lead to some great betting opportunities in backing underdogs.
Here are some EFL Cup Second Round Betting Odds & Predictions for games involving Premier League sides.
We can only predict that this is going to be a tight battle, between a somewhat hardened Swans side and an understrength Palace. The thing about the Eagles is that if they don’t have Wilfried Zaha knocking around then it is hard to see where the goals are going to come from. He has scored two of their three Premier League goals this season for example. It’s unlikely that he’ll be used unless he really has to be. Swansea aren’t a side who appear to be stacked with goals but they have a decent chance of digging in here, in one of the more high-profile games of the second round. We have a feeling this will need more than 90 minutes and Swansea To Qualify at 5/4 odds* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm) appeals greatly.
West Ham have had a dreadful start to the season and you aren’t going to see much more naive defending around than from them at the moment. Manuel Pellegrini appears to have a bigger task ahead of him than expected. They have enough quality to get everything settled down eventually but with they have their cage rattled at Wimbledon on Tuesday night? Given the number of goals that the Hammers have given up this season, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise. But the Dons just aren’t carrying any kind of form with them and we can see the depth that West Ham have just winning out on the day. We see enough to back West Ham at a -1.25 Asian Handicap.
Cardiff have so far been Cardiff. Tight, organized, combative. Everything you would expect from them under boss Neil Warnock. They have taken two points from their three Premier League games this season but they haven’t managed to come up with a goal just yet. That’s going to be problematic for them unless they sort things out quickly. With their Premier League survival a higher priority than this, then we have to look at Norwich to pull something out of the bag in this one. This is a chance for the Canaries to blow off steam and even though they have had some poor defensive displays this season, they are facing a side who won’t exactly give to threat too much. Norwich to Qualify as at 13/8 odds* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm).
With their first win of the Championship having been landed on the weekend, SToke will be feeling a bit better about themselves. So they will be up for the challenge here against Premier League Huddersfield and we have to say that we can’t overlook the 6/5 odds appeal on Stoke to win outright* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm). They are at home and taking on a Terriers side who aren’t blessed with a particularly deep squad and who are out of form as well. There can’t be too much interested in this for the Terriers. Home win.
Nottingham Forest have gone unbeaten for the new season in the Championship and so because of that, and because they are at home where they have to be value to throw down a big old challenge to the Magpies. Newcastle really looked as if the needed to make some serious transfers over the summer to strength not only the core but their depth as well. They won’t be at full strength here and that will leave them somewhat vulnerable. This is probably going to be a tight tussle, but the value for us is on Nottingham Forest To Qualify at even money* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm)
27th August 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Just last season this was a Premier League fixture but now with Swansea having suffered relegation, they will go into this game hoping to pull off an underdog success. Will they have enough punch going forward to get the better of Palace? The Eagles will kick off as favourites at the Liberty Stadium. Read our Swansea v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 23/20
*(Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.)
The Swans can’t have too many complaints about their start to the Championship season with a W2 D2 L1 record having picked up in their five games. They are winless in three though and you look at them and do wonder where the goals are going to come from over the course of the season. That’s a failure to score in two of their last three games now.
Swansea have played three home games this season with a W1 D1 L1 on the board from those and three of their last four games played have gone under 2.5 goals. We are going to expect that trend to continue here and under 2.5 goals is at 3/4* (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.) and leads our Swansea v Crystal Palace betting tips. It really is hard to see this being a high scoring fixture.
From the two league meetings last season it was Swansea who had the better of things as they collected four points from their two meetings, including a 1-1 home draw. The Swans are actually undefeated in their last seven home games against Palace, but five of those seven have ended in a draw, four of the 1-1 draws. The two have never met in the league Cup before.
Crystal Palace may enjoy blowing off a bit of steam in this one. Although there were much easier ties they could have gotten. The Eagles will have had less rest than the Swansea because of their Premier League fixture against Watford on Sunday, but they are likely to shuffle their pack anyway so it may not be a huge factor.
Crystal Palace plays with a lot of spirit and passion but take Wilfried Zaha out of the picture and they aren’t a profile side up front. Both teams NOT to score in this EFL Cup tie is at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.). This may well be a tie which needs to go beyond the 90 minutes to get settled because the two should be fairly evenly matched at the end of the day.
There should be a good even contest here, but we are still going to go with the Eagles to get the job done at the Liberty Stadium. They should just be able to come up with that extra touch of quality going forward to win it.
26th August 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Swansea have made an undefeated start to life back in the Championship after they picked up a point out at Birmingham on Friday night. This home game against Leeds in midweek is going to be a big test for them though. Leeds has made a flying start under Marcelo Bielsa, winning all three of their games and scoring freely. Will they be able to keep their streak going on their visit to the Liberty Stadium? Read our betting tips for Swansea v Leeds.
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.)
So it has been a really positive start from Swansea who opened with back to back one-goal margin wins over Sheffield and then Preston. They then played out a 0-0 draw on the weekend against Birmingham. It has been pretty decent stuff from them, but in their last two games, you are just starting to wonder about their goal output. This is a top seven clash and for it, we are going to have to under 2.5 goals for our Swansea v Leeds betting tips which is at 17/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.). There has only been the one goal conceded by the Swans this season in the league.
This is going to be an important early home game for them in which to try and sustain some good momentum. They have looked pretty strong at their defensive and they are going to need to be against a very strong, attack-minded Leeds that are going to be showing up. Even though Leeds have been scoring well we have to lean towards both teams not to score at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.). That is because the Swans are not bursting at the seams with attacking power. Ollie McBurnie is their shortest priced option in the first goalscorer market for the future.
It has been a tremendous start from Leeds then under Marcelo Bielsa. It is three wins from three from them so far and they also landed as success in the EFL Cup. So they are motoring well and they have scored at least two goals in each of their games played this season. They opened with a 3-1 home win over Stoke to set them on the right path and then pounded out a fantastic 4-1 away success against Derby. That made punters sit up and take notice. With a 2-0 win over Rotherham on the weekend, they are going into this game as favourites. But three of their four wins this season have been at home and they will be going up against a good defence.
Leeds have Kemar Roofe as their top scorer for the season with three goals on the board already in the Championship. Roofe is the joint 5/1 first goalscorer favourite for the game* (Betting Odds were taken on August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.) alongside Patrick Bamford and Swansea’s McBurnie. Roofe is their top away scorer with two. If they keep this up they are going to take some stopping and Bielsa was always likely to have a big influence on them. But winning streaks are hard things to maintain but twice last season they won four games on the bounce in the league. Leeds produced a W7 D3 L13 record away from home last season. They will be in this.
The last time these two sides were together was in the 2010/11 Championship season. They traded home wins in that season in what are the only previous Championship fixtures in which they have met. Four of the last five games between the two have seen over 2.5 goals though and the Swans are undefeated in their last four home games against Leeds (W3 D1). There hasn’t been an away win in any meeting between them in the last nine fixtures.
We are going to settle on the draw being churned out in this one and that will be done by backing the defence of the home side coming through. You basically have a good defence up against a strong attack. It evens out. Draw.
19th August 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
There is some early pressure mounting on Birmingham after picking up just the one points from their opening two games of the new season. It is likely that they won’t get an easy home game on Friday night either as they play host to Swansea. The Swans have come firing out of the gate banking back to back wins and they are going into the fixture as favourites. Read our Birmingham v Swansea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 14th, 2018 at 7:08 p.m.)
After their struggles against relegation last season, Birmingham would have been hoping for a more positive start to the new Championship season. It has not quite happened though for them after they opened with a 2-2 home draw against Norwich and then suffered a 1-0 defeat out at Middlesbrough. The Blues had Craig Gardner sent off late at the Riverside. So that is no clean sheet for them so far but we are going to go with the option of both teams not to score at 5/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 14th, 2018 at 7:08 p.m.) as we see this being a low-scoring game.
So far the Blues haven’t looked particularly good in possession and not particularly clinical in front of goal although Lukas Jutkiewicz has looked sharp and he is a 5/2 anytime goalscorer option for the Blues* (Betting Odds were taken on August 14th, 2018 at 7:08 p.m.). Last season the Blues produced a W10 D3 L10 record on home soil in the Championship. A win here relieves some pressure for boss Garry Monk who will be facing his former team.
The Swans have made a flying start to the new season with them having collected back to back wins over Sheffield United and Preston. Both of those successes were by a one-goal margin and a Swansea to win by a one-goal margin is at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 14th, 2018 at 7:08 p.m.) and is one of our top Birmingham v Swansea betting tips. In their first game of the season against Sheffield United, the Swans fought back from a goal down on the road to take the win and then held out after a first-half goal against Preston.
They do actually look pretty organised and strong at the back while going forward they have averaged 9.5 shots per game so far. There probably were concerns at the start of the season as to where the goals were going to come from, but it has been a positive start from them and they will have plenty of appeal to go out and get a win in this one. We see the game ending under 2.5 goals though at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 17th, 2018 at 7:08 p.m.).
Swansea and Birmingham last met in the 2013/14 season in Cup action. Birmingham won a League Cup tie on home soil against the Swans and then suffered an FA Cup home defeat against the Welsh club later that season. The last league meeting between them was in the 2008/09 Championship with Birmingham collecting four points from the two meetings. The overall head to head has Birmingham 16-8 up with the seven drawn matches.
We are siding with the Swans to get a one-goal margin victory out at St Andrew’s. They showed good character in taking a win at Bramall Lane on the opening weekend and they may find Birmingham not quite so much of a challenge.
16th August 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Swansea couldn’t hold onto their Premier League status last season and so have to go and scrap things out in the second tier now. They get a tough opener out on the road as well as they have to go to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United. The Blades were one of the early front-runners for promotion last season but fell away over the second half of the season. Can they get back in the picture?
Sheffield United 5/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from July 31st, 2018 at 8:46 p.m.)
The Blades had a blistering start in the Championship last season after their promotion from League One. They were a real force to be reckoned with at Bramall Lane and that makes them very appealing to come away with the wind in this one. At 5/4 odds in the match outright as well* (Betting Odds were taken from July 31st, 2018 at 8:46 p.m.), we like that as one of our top betting tips for Sheffield United v Swansea. Ultimately the Blades couldn’t sustain their form over the course of the season and they ended up down in tenth place but overall it was a pretty big success for them having just been promoted to the second tier for that season.
The question is, can they push on from there? They have been relatively quiet in the summer transfer market but did spend £4 million on John Egan from Brentford which was a big investment. But they shipped off David Brooks to Bournemouth for almost triple that so they have spending cash. In the bet365 correct score market a Sheffield United 1-0 is sitting at a good tempting price of 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from July 31st, 2018 at 8:46 p.m.), especially given the home form of Sheffield United against Swansea. Seven of Sheffield United’s home wins last season in the league were by a one-goal margin.
So how do Swansea respond having suffered relegation last season? That was rough on the club and boss Graham Potter has some work to do here. They have never been a club with a great deal of cash to splash around and they haven’t done that in the summer. So it is pretty much as they were last season really, which is a good thing for them. That is plenty experience of top-flight football that their squad has had, and that should be able to steel them for a decent season in the season tier.
One of the huge problems that Swansea had last season was putting the ball in the back of the net and we’re not entirely sure where the goals are going to come from them for them this season? Jordan Ayew? Wilfried Bony? We are going to take a chance on both teams not to score at 5/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from July 31st, 2018 at 8:46 p.m.). Swansea results in the pre-season won’t have instilled a lot of confidence having lost three in a row ahead of the new season.
This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since the 2010/11 Championship season and on that occasion, the two of them traded home wins. Four of the last five meetings between Sheffield United and Swansea have ended in a win for the home side. In the last six meetings (all Championship fixtures) Sheffield United are up with a W3 D1 L2 record. All three of those wins for them were on home soil.
We are leaning on the home side to come up with the points. They produced some great performances on home soil last season and they won’t make life easy for the Swans. It’s not an easy place for anyone to visit. Back the Blades to open with a three-point haul.
31st July 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The new season of the Championship starts on August 3rd, so the big kick-off is right around the corner. There are some big names knocking around the combative and massively difficulty qualification race for promotion up to the Premier League for the Championship 2018/19 season. Last season Swansea, Stoke and West Brom all took a tumble to the second tier.
Of them, it is Stoke who are the 5/1 odds favourites* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) to win the Championship next season. It has been a credit to boss Gary Rowett that he has managed to hold on to a lot of the squad that was there last season, which means a lot of talent which has been playing at a higher level. The Potters made one big summer sale, with Xherdan Shaqiri being shipped off to Liverpool.
That was a bargain deal but the 13 million was the relegation-release clause that he had in his contract. Peter Crouch, Joe Allen and Moritz Bauer have all committed to the club for a longer term and if they can also hang on to the likes of keeper Jack Butland, Ryan Shawcross, Bruno Martins Indi, Erik Pieters, Mame Biram Diouf and Bojan Krkic then they should be in pretty good shape.
That is the backbone of a good looking squad for the challenge of trying to get back up to the top flight. So it hasn’t been a big summer of spending by Stoke it has been a summer of consolidation by boss Gary Rowett. The Potters are 6/4 odds at bet365* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) to earn promotion (through automatic promotion or the playoffs).
Among the pack of main contenders to win the Championship next season, West Brom are at 8/1 with Middlesbrough, who lost out in the playoffs the last term at 9/1* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) to make amends and take a step up. They, along with Stoke are the only three sides currently available with bookmaker bet365 in single figures ahead of the new Championship season. Swansea are out at 12/1* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) just a tad longer than Nottingham Forest and Leeds are.
West Brom 8/1
Nottingham Forest 11/1
Aston Villa 16/1
Sheffield united 20/1
Sheffield Wednesday 25/1
Bristol City 25/1
* (betting odds was taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm)
18th July 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Swans took a tough home loss against Southampton in midweek which leaves their survival hopes slim at best. They have to make up a nine-point goal-difference to Southampton to get safe but that of course is if only the Welsh club win this and the Saints lose against Man City. Do Swansea have that kind of goals in them? They face up to Stoke who have dropped to the bottom of the pile and look to be in a real mess.
Swansea 10/11, Draw 12/5, Stoke 3/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
Miracles do happen. Swansea need a huge one on the final day of the season. After a four-match losing streak and no win in their last eight, this is the situation for Swansea. They have to win this and overturn a nine-goal deficit in the goal-difference to that of Southampton, who they need to lose against Man City. While Man City are capable of course of running up a few goals, Swansea have scored in just two of their last eight league games (two goals in total). So it’s hard to see the Welsh club making a huge impact in front of goal. They have lost their last two on home soil both 1-0 defeats and that is part of an overall record of W6 D3 L9 that they have at the Liberty Stadium for the season. In total, the Swans have only come up with sixteen home goals all season in their eighteen games played and only 33% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. Under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes is at 21/20 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:06 p.m.) and as much as Swansea need to come out and get goals, it’s hard to see them producing them. They have looked really poor going forward.
Stoke have had nothing short of a disastrous season. They are now winless in their last thirteen and there is some unrest at the club. The Potters are winless in their last thirteen away games in the top flight and they have scored just the thirteen goals all season on their travels. There has been a clean sheet for them in just 17% of their away games. They have managed just the one goal in their last four road games and in the Ladbrokes correct score market a Swansea 1-0 is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:06 p.m.). It is hard to see what focus the visitors are going to have in this one. They just need to get to the end of the season and rebuild somehow, have a good clear out at the club. 65% of the goals that Stoke have conceded on their travels have been in the second half of matches so maybe a half-time draw wouldn’t be a bad poke. They have conceded an average of just over two goals per game away from home this season and there may not even be any respite for them in this one.
Stoke were 2-1 home winners over the Swans earlier this season and the Welsh club have won just one of their last five Premier League games against the Potters (D1 L3). So it is not a great head to head record that they have going. Three of the last four games between them have produced at least three goals and Swansea won this corresponding fixture last season 2-0.
Back the Swans to go out and do their part in getting three points on the board. It is unlikely that they get a hatful of goals though, even against a Stoke side who are a total shambles at the moment. Home win but still relegation for the Swans.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Swansea dropped into the relegation zone on Saturday with a loss out at Bournemouth. They couldn’t put anything together on the day and are going to have to play much better in their remaining games than that if they want to get safe. This is the big one for both of these. They are sat level on points, the Saints just outside the drop zone on goal difference. What a difference three points would make in this one for either side.
Southampton 6/4, Swansea 15/8, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 00:06 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)
The Swans are now in considerable trouble. They are on a three-match losing streak in the Premier League and failed to hit the back of the net in any of those. In fact, Swansea have failed to score in five of their last seven league games (two goals in total). This will most likely be a low scoring, tight and tense game and under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:45 pm. on May 6th, 2018). Swansea’s home record for the season is W6 D3 L8 and they have only lost one of their last six league home games, so that’s been pretty good (W4 D1). Even though they are level on points with Southampton they are worse off because of a far inferior goal difference to the Saints. So really it has to be three points or nothing for them. However, they were poor going forward in their loss against Bournemouth on the weekend, really not creating anything. They have totalled just the sixteen goals in their seventeen home games this season and only 35% of their home games have made it above the 2.5 goal line. Throw the stressful situation on top and this is a game that neither want to, or can afford to, lose. Swansea are without a clean sheet in their last three home games and 69% of the goals that they have produced at the Liberty Stadium have been in the second half of matches.
Southampton are undefeated in their last three games (W1 D2) and after their home win over Bournemouth in hat sequence, they went to Everton on the weekend and so nearly got themselves three points, but conceded an equaliser in the final minute. How costly will that prove to be? But at least they are showing resilience and some sign of a fight. They have scored in four of their last five league games and that could be a telling difference between these two in South Wales. In the bet365 correct score market a Southampton 1-0 is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:45 pm. on May 6th, 2018). Three points could be crucial here for Southampton because they have to face Manchester City on the final day of the season so points are going to be harder to come by for them there. But if they take three points here and with their goal difference advantage that should be enough to get them safe. The Saints are just D2 L3 in their last five away games (scoring in just two of those) but this is the time to make it count on the road.
There was a share of the points when the two met at St Mary’s earlier this season with a 0-0 draw. Three of the last four league meetings have ended under 1.5 goals so that could be a good trend. Southampton have a slight edge in the recent head to head having gone W3 D1 L1 against Swansea. Swansea took a win on home soil in last season’s meeting though, bagging a 1-0 success.
Swansea just are putting so little together going forward that Southampton look the more realistic winners of the two here. It’s not as if the Saints are great up front, they aren’t, of the two sides they just carry more offensive threats. Away win.
7th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting