Our match prediction:
Following a routine 3-0 win over Sparta Prague in the Europa League, Southampton will be looking to record their first win of the season when they take on Swansea City on day 5 of the new Premier League campaign. The Saints were on the verge of sharing the spoils with Arsenal at the weekend, but they eventually conceded a goal in the dying minutes of the match from the penalty spot. Anyhow, Southampton are capable of beating Swansea City and Charlie Austin, who scored a brace against Sparta, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. The Swans showed character in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at the weekend, but seeing that they often struggle on the travels, the South Wales outfit are unlikely to grab something from Sunday’s football match. Taking everything into account, we predict that Southampton are going to record their first win of the season.
Highligted Player (Forster):
Originating from Hexham, Fraser Forster is an English goalkeeper who spent his early career at Newcastle United, but surprisingly did not make a single Premier League appearance during the seven years at St James’ Park. Forster first showed promise during the loan spell with Norwich City, but it was the stint with Celtic that earned him wide acclaim and saw him become an England international. After spending four years at Parkhead, the highly rated goalkeeper returned to the Premier League to sign for Southampton and he has since acted as club’s number one goalkeeper. Forster has been a member of the England national team since 2013, usually acting as a back up for Joe Hart, making a handful of appearances in international friendlies. Forster was in the Three Lions squad at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016, and with quite a few of good years in front of him, the towering goalkeeper should get the opportunity to win few more England caps before he retires from football.
Highlighted Team (Swansea City):
Swansea City AFC is a Welsh football club from Swansea and is currently playing in the English Premier League. The biggest rival Swansea City is Cardiff City which is next to Swansea City the only football club from Wales that played in the PremierLeague.Swansea City was founded in 1912 under the name ‘Swansea Town’. The first venue where Swansea City played was The Vetch Field. The club grew in members and fans and on 23th of July 2005 Swansea City opened the Liberty Stadium which holds a capacity of 21 000 supporters. The fans of Swansea City prefer to use the non-commercial name: White Rock Stadium.In the history of Swansea City the club managed to win the Football League One twice and the Welsh Cup 10 times. So far the Welsh club didn’t win any prizes in the highest English divisions. Known players that wore the Swansea jersey are Lampard, Toshack, Martinez and Bony.