Premier League: Southampton v Swansea City

A look ahead to Sunday’s Premier League fixture at St Mary’s

Southampton will be looking for a fourth consecutive win and to build on their impressive 6th place standing in the table when they face their Welsh visitors on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino watched his new strike partnership of Dani Osvaldo and Rickie Lambert both net for the first time this season from open play last weekend, and will be eager to unleash them on Swansea City.

The Argentine boss has no fresh injury concerns from the side that faced Crystal Palace, and could name an unchanged line-up.

Swansea have played more games than any other Premier League team this season due to their Europa League exploits since the beginning of August.

It has no doubt contributed to their up-and-down start to the league campaign, and they are bidding to bounce back from their defeat at home to Arsenal last weekend.

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 1.30 pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Swansea 0 Southampton 0, Premier League, April 2013

Southampton 1 (Schneiderlin) Swansea 1 (Dyer), Premier League, November 2012

Southampton 2 (Saganowski 2) Swansea City 2 (Gomez, Pintado), Championship, January 2009

STATS

The two teams have only faced each other four times in the last 30 years. Of those meetings, three have been draws, with Swansea winning the other game 3-0.

A win for Southampton would mean the Saints have had their best start to a Premier League season in their history.

Swansea have yet to win a game in front of their own fans in the league this season. However they have never failed to score.

ODDS…

Southampton to win: 2.14

Swansea City to win: 3.9

Draw: 3.5

TV: Highlights on BBC 1, Saturday, 10.30pm and BBC 1, Sunday, 10.25pm

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