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Swansea vs Southampton: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
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Southampton travel to face Swansea in the third round of the FA Cup as Ralph Hasenhuttl's side eye cup glory this season.

The Saints will be looking for a repeat of their 1976 FA Cup exploits when the club, managed by Lawrie McMenemy, shocked Man Utd in the final through a late Bobby Stokes strike.

The Premier League outfit face a Swansea side who have been out of action since December 11 following a Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

In the meantime, here's everything you need to know about the game.


How to watch Swansea vs Southampton on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 8 January, 17:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Swansea.com Stadium
TV channel/live stream? BBC One Wales, BBC iPlayer (UK), fuboTV (US)
Highlights? BBC Sport YouTube channel, BBC FA Cup Highlights (Saturday, 22:30)
Referee? Simon Hooper


Swansea team news

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Swansea have not taken to the pitch since their 4-1 home defeat to Nottingham Forest on December 11 due to Covid-19 enforced postponements.

Russell Martin confirmed his side have returned to training this week and are hopeful that this weekend's clash will go ahead, but he admits the majority of his players will only be able to train fully later in the week.


Southampton team news

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Livramento is likely to miss out for Southampton / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

The Saints weren't best pleased when their clash with Newcastle last weekend was postponed, although it does present Hasenhuttl with an opportunity to get more players back from injury and illness.

Che Adams, Lyanco and Jack Stephens will return from Covid-19, although Tino Livramento and Will Smallbone are likely to miss out through injury.

You can read Southampton's predicted lineup for the game here.


Swansea vs Southampton head-to-head record

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Manolo Gabbiadini sunk Swansea in 2018 / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Southampton have won four out of their last six meetings with Swansea, boasting a particularly strong record away from home in this fixture.

Although they went down 2-1 to the Swans in January 2017, they did emerge victorious in the last meeting between these sides before Swansea's relegation from the Premier League in 2018.


Swansea vs Southampton score prediction

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Covid-19 dependant, Hasenhuttl is likely to have a strong squad to choose from this weekend as he targets FA Cup glory.

Swansea will be lacking sharpness after three weeks without a fixture, with their form prior to that - three successive defeats - not providing any sort of encouragement for the Welsh outfit.

Southampton will need to be professional away from home, but they boast enough to get the job done.

Prediction: Swansea 0-2 Southampton

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