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Southampton travel to Liberty Stadium to face Swansea City in the FA Cup third round later this evening in what will be the first-ever Cup meeting between the two sides.

Match information

Date: Saturday January 8

Kick-off: 5.30 p.m. GMT, Liberty Stadium, Swansea

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Prediction Swansea vs Southampton

Thanks to an episode of COVID in Fairwood, Swansea City has been inactive in the championship for almost a month.

In truth, the leave may have come at the right time for the Swans: their form before the unexpected break from competitive football was below par.

Including the 1-4 jam at home against Nottingham Forest, Russell Martin’s side had lost three games on the trot, winning only once in six attempts.

Thus, Swansea fans now find their team in 17th position in the championship standings, a real drop from grace after a promising form at the start of the season. The Swans have games in hand at most teams in the division, however, and are hoping for a big Cup win to kick off their return to action.

Southampton FA Cup Betting Tips Ralph Hasenhuttl
FA Cup Betting Tips – Southampton Coach Ralph Hasenhuttl

Southampton are currently in 14th place in the Premier League. Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has made his side hard to beat and, despite their relatively low league standings, the Saints will take great confidence from recent results, including a 2-3 away win over top-flight West Ham and a game. draw 1-1 at home. against Antonio Conte’s Tottenham.

Southampton’s offensive threats James Ward-Prowse and Armando Broja are also in good shape. The first scored three goals in three games and the second two in the same period. Another Saints player who will be worth watching if he appears is Nathan Redmond, who has scored seven goals (goals / assists) in his last seven Cup appearances.

The recent history between the Swans and the Saints also favors the visit side. Southampton have won seven of the last ten games played against their Welsh counterparts.

Despite memorable performances against Manchester City from Pep Guardiola in recent years, Swansea has also failed to win a cup against top opponents in 10 of his last 11 attempts – the latest victory at the expense of Manchester United in 2014.

It’s an FA Cup game so of course anything can happen. But pretty much everything points to a victory for the traveling saints. So if you are looking for a single bet on the moneyline, take the Ralph Hasenhuttl side at 3/4.

Swansea vs Southampton prediction: Swansea 1-2 Southampton 3/4 with bet365

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FA Cup Betting Tips Southampton Midfielder James Ward Prowse
FA Cup betting tips – Southampton midfielder James Ward Prowse

As mentioned, Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse has been in great shape for the Saints lately. The England international has scored three goals in three games and is now posting statistics of six goals and three assists that year.

Ward-Prowse is also a set-piece shooter tasked with shooting the Saints on goal. With Southampton supposed to dominate possession, Ward-Prowse is likely to have free-kick chances as the Swans struggle to get the ball back.

Using the excellent Bet Builder tool at bet365 it is possible to bet on a victory for Southampton and James Ward-Prowse to score anytime during the match with odds of 4/1 which means a £ 5 bet pays £ 25.

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Swansea vs Southampton odds

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Swansea vs Southampton match odds

Swansea @ 7/2 with bet365

To design @ 11/4 with bet365

Southampton @ 3/4 with bet365

Total goal odds vs Swansea vs Southampton

Over 2.5 goals @ 11/10 with bet365

Less than 2.5 goals @ 11/10 with bet365

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