Last Premier League Result:
Arsenal 2-1 Southampton [Laurent Koscielny, Santi Cazorla – Petr Cech (own goal) (first scorer)]
Swansea 2-2 Chelsea [Gylfi Sigurdsson, Leroy Fer – Diego Costa (x2) (first scorer)]
Kick Off: 14:15, 18/09/2016
Stadium: St Mary’s
Head-to-head: Swansea 0-1 Southampton, Southampton 3-1 Swansea, Southampton 0-1 Swansea, Swansea 0-1 Southampton, Swansea 0-1 Southampton, Southampton 2-0 Swansea
* Swansea to score more goals in the second half than the first @ 2/1
* Draw/Southampton @ 13/4
* Nathan Redmond to score @ 9/4
* Swansea have conceded at least twice in their last three Premier League matches
* Neither team has been leading at half time in any of the opening four gameweeks this season
* Seven of the eight Premier League meetings between these two have seen under 2.5 goals
A look at Southampton’s betting odds
A showdown with Swansea must be classified as one of the favourites on the football calendar for Southampton, given they won five of the six meetings to have taken place over the last three Premier League seasons.
The odds for Southampton to beat Swansea again are 4/6, but much will hinge on the deadliness of their attacking trident in front of goal.
Nathan Redmond, Dusan Tadic and Shane Long have had 32 goal attempts between them across the Saints’ first four Premier League matches this term and netted just once between them. 18 of these chances have come from inside the box too.
The fact Swansea have conceded twice in three successive top-flight outings bodes well for at least one of the trio scoring, with Redmond, who was rested to the substitute’s bench for the midweek Europa League win over Sparta Prague, the most attractively-priced at 9/4 to net in the 90 minutes.
A look at Swansea’s betting odds
Slow starters is probably the best way of describing Swansea’s start to the current Premier League season. They are yet to score prior to the 59th minute in any of their four league outings so far.
Therefore, the best bet on the Welsh club in the Southampton v Swansea odds looks the 2/1 that Francesco Guidolin’s men score more goals in the second half than they do in the first.
In terms of the Swans’ goal threat, Gylfi Sigurdsson has to be considered their most likely scorer. His 13 goal attempts and six efforts on target are both more than any of his teammates. The Icelander looks overpriced at 10/1 to score the last goal of the game at St Mary’s.