Ronald Koeman predicts what will happen when Southampton play Swansea City

Southampton and Swansea City are due to meet at St. Mary's on Saturday.

Ronald Koeman has admitted to Southampton's official website that he is not expecting many goals when his side meet Swansea City on Saturday.

The Saints are set to host the Swans at St. Mary's and Koeman is expecting a tactical battle, rather than an open game.

The Dutch boss admits that Swansea are a very difficult opponent to break down, and feels the two side's similar styles will ensure that the game is very evenly matched. 

“I don’t think there will be a lot of goals," Koeman predicted. "Both teams are playing good football, both teams like to play attractive football out of a 4-3-3 system. I look forward to it.

“It’s difficult to beat them. It was close last year. We won 1-0 in Swansea and they won 1-0 at St Mary’s. I think it will be a really good tactical match."

The stats so far this season would back up Koeman's prediction that St. Mary's may not be the place to be if you are in search of goals this weekend.

Swansea and Southampton have both scored just seven times over their first six Premier League games, with their attacking play still requiring work. 

The Saints have won just one of their first six Premier League games, with most of their attacking players still searching for their best form.

Swansea, meanwhile, have made a much brighter start to their campaign, and they sit in 7th place, having already beaten Manchester United and Newcastle United. 

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