The visitors come into the game in 17th place, ahead of their 18th-place hosts only by virtue of goal difference, and the outcome of the game could be crucial in deciding which team suffers the drop.
Indeed, there is only one round of fixtures left after the pair meet and they will both be desperate to establish some breathing space before then.
|Game||Swansea City vs Southampton|
|Date||Tuesday, May 8|
|Time||7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET|
|Stream (US only)||fuboTV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Premier League and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go|
Squads & Team News
|Position||Swansea City players|
|Goalkeepers||Fabianski, Nordfeldt, Mulder|
|Defenders||Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Rangel, Naughton, Bartley, Fernandez|
|Midfielders||Ki, Britton, Fer, Dyer, Carroll, Routledge, Clucas, King, Sanches, Maric, James, Roberts, Byers|
|Forwards||Bony, Abraham, Narsingh, A. Ayew, J. Ayew, Baker-Richardson|
Swansea are without Wilfried Bony and Leroy Fer for the match but, other than that, should have a full complement of players available to choose from.
Potential Swansea starting XI: Fabianski; Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Fernandez; Olsson, Roberts, Ki, Carroll, Dyer, J. Ayew; A. Ayew.
|Goalkeepers||McCarthy, Taylor, Forster|
|Defenders||Soares, Yoshida, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Pied, Bednarek, McQueen|
|Midfielders||Davis, Tadic, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Lemina, Boufal, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Sims, Hesketh|
|Forwards||Long, Carrillo, Austin, Obafemi, Gabbiadini|
Maya Yoshida was sent off in the closing stages of the last outing against Everton and will sit out the game against Swansea as a result. Sofiane Boufal and Steven Davis are both injured, while Mario Lemina is a doubt.
Potential Southampton starting XI: McCarthy; Hoedt, Bednarek, Stephens; Soares, Bertrand, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Tadic, Redmond; Austin.
Betting & Match Odds
Despite being away from home Southampton are favourites to win the game at 7/5. Swansea are priced at 21/10 to beat the Saints and a draw is also available at 21/10.
While they have home advantage against Southampton on Tuesday, Swansea have been very much unconvincing in their fight against the drop and they will need to improve if they are to stay up. The Welsh outfit have not won a single game in all competitions since the beginning of March (when they defeated West Ham 4-1) and they have scored just twice in the eight games since.
The fact that they have had difficult games against Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea in the past two months perhaps mitigates things for Carlos Carvalhal and his charges, but they will feel that they have what it takes to get the requisite results in the last two fixtures against the Saints and then Stoke - two teams who are ostensibly at the same level as them.
New Southampton boss Mark Hughes has only been in the hot seat since March and, while fortunes have barely improved since his appointment, he has put five points on the board, which has helped their chances of avoiding relegation to the Championship.
They come into the match following a disappointing result against Everton, which saw the Toffees snatch a late point at Goodison Park, but Hughes believes that his players will dust themselves down and get on with the task of extricating themselves from the drop zone.
"We’ve got a huge game very quickly and we can’t feel sorry for ourselves," the Welsh manager said. “I don’t think we’re in any way damaged by the consequences of the game in terms of confidence, so we’ll be ready to go again and it’s up to us to get the job done."