FootyMAD's Swansea City match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Swansea City fixture

Southampton play host to Swansea City at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 21 wins out of 28 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Southampton was amazingly over twenty years ago, in March 1983, the Saints carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a First Division match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 25 OctSwansea City3 - 0SouthamptonCHMP
1982/1983Sat 05 MarSouthampton2-1Swansea CityPREM
1982/1983Sat 23 OctSwansea City3 - 2SouthamptonPREM
1981/1982Tue 13 AprSwansea City1 - 0SouthamptonPREM
1981/1982Mon 28 DecSouthampton3 - 1Swansea CityPREM
1964/1965Sat 10 AprSouthampton3 - 1Swansea Tn.CHMP
1964/1965Sat 28 NovSwansea Tn.3 - 3SouthamptonCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Southampton need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. Saints have conceded a disappointing 9 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Swansea City's away form is none too clever either, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 2 have been let in at the wrong end.

Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 27 points from their 29 games thus far. Swansea City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 44 from their 29 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Saints at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Swans come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 10 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Swansea City 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.