Relegation Looms: Will Swansea Be Able To Hold Back Southampton?

May 08, 2018, 08:00 AM EDT

Swansea City host Southampton on Tuesday (kick-off 2:45 p.m., NBCSN) in a match with huge implications for the relegation battle. The two teams are currently tied for the last relegation spot with 33 points apiece.

Right now Southampton remain insulated from the drop only by goal difference, where they stand at negative 19 as compared to Swansea’s negative 26. After the two sides meet on Tuesday, Swansea host the already relegated Stoke to close the season on Sunday while Southampton have Premier League champions Manchester City coming to town. Nothing in life is guaranteed, but there sure is a pretty good chance that Swansea win this weekend and Southampton lose. That means that to avoid relegation, Southampton are going to need a win Tuesday in Wales.

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