Swansea vs Southampton 8 May 2018: EPL Soccer Preview and Predictions
8 May 2018/1445ET
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Swansea and Southampton will be in action in the English Premier League. This is perhaps one of the biggest game of the season for both sides since the winner will get out of the relegation zone while the losing side will be in the bottom three with only one game to play after this.
Swansea were looking safe a few weeks ago but after continuous losses, the Swans are in a tricky situation. As it currently stands, Swansea are below Southampton on goal difference so it is essential that they win since a draw will not be enough to get them out of the bottom three. The big positive for the Swans in that they are at home and a home ground advantage is massive in these big games. I expect a big turnout this week and an intimidating atmosphere.
On the other side of the coin, Southampton will need to ensure that they don’t lose. If the Saints win they will be all but safe. If they lose, they will be in deep trouble. This Southampton side has improved in the past few weeks and although they have dropped lots of winnable points, they are playing relatively well. It will be tough for Southampton away from home but if they can score early they might be able to silence the crowd and win this game.
Having said everything, I think that Swansea will win this game. The Swans are the better side and at home, I don’t see them not winning. We are getting a good price to bet on the Swans and as a result, the outright result is the best option for betting. I expect this to be a low scoring game since it is a very high-pressure game. The under 2.5 goals is also a good option.