Swans and Saints set for a crucial relegation scrap

With little else left to be settled in the Premier League, bar league positions, the fight for survival is now the biggest issue left to be resolved.

On Tuesday night, two of the possible candidates for relegation meet at the Liberty Stadium, as Swansea City host Southampton.

In terms of tightness, it could not be much tighter than it is at the moment. The two teams are level on points. However, the Saints are ahead of the Welsh side by virtue of a superior goal difference of seven goals.

A big factor in that has been home side’s struggles in front of goal. Carlos Carvalhal’s team have scored a joint-league-low of just 27 goals this season. The Swans have also failed to score in five of their last seven top-flight outings.

The lack of goals has unsurprisingly seen the Swans struggle for results in recent weeks. A seven-match winless run in the Premier League has led to the Welsh side into the relegation zone.

Southampton actually head into this game unbeaten in three games having picked up two draws and a win. However, Mark Hughes side have won just once in their last ten league matches.

The Saints were winning 1-0 at Everton last time out until Tom Davies struck an equaliser with the last kick of the game to rescue a point for the Toffees.

The equaliser was massive blow ahead of this game. However, it still means that if the south coast side wins this clash, then they are more than likely safe, due to that aforementioned superior goal difference. However, an away win looks unlikely, as the Saints have won once in their last 16 games on the road in the Premier League.

Prediction

Both teams will be scared of losing this game. Due to that, I do believe that this game will end in a low scoring draw.

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