|Date & Time||Saturday August 12, 2017, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
Southampton (8/13) Draw (3/1) Swansea (53/10)
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Southampton opens their season at home at the St Mary’s Stadium. They will face Swansea who will travel up from Wales in order to play this game. Both teams will want three points from this game since they both have a lot to play for this season.
Swansea was lucky to avoid relegation last season and they will need to play well again this year if they are to avoid the drop again. This side is great at home since most teams find it hard to play away at Wales. That being said, they are going to be away from home in this game and that will make things hard. This team lacks talent and although they have a great manager, it will be hard for them to get anything out of a trip to Southampton.
The Saints, on the other hand, will be ready to get a win. This team will want to make an impact on the Premier League this season and getting early wins at home will help this goal. This side has talent all around the ground and although they sell a lot of players each season, they are still a good side. I am expecting them to win with ease in front of their home fans so that is what I am predicting.
We are not getting a terrible price on Southampton winning this game so that is the best bet in this game for me. The number of goals also looks like a good bet. Neither team has a lot of goals in them and although Southampton has some good strikers, I still think that they don’t have enough to score more than two goals. As a result, I am going to pick the under 2.5 goals as my pick for this game.