Swansea v Tottenham Predictions and Betting Tips
April 03, 2017
Wednesday 5 April – Liberty Stadium – Premier League
Paul Clement’s team welcome Tottenham to South Wales on Wednesday night, with the Swans desperate for a positive result to ease their relegation fears. Tottenham will also be looking for three points, as Mauricio Pochettino’s team look to confirmed their top four credentials.
Tottenham have a fantastic record against Swansea, something Clement will be all to aware of ahead of this encounter. The Swans have never beaten Tottenham in the Premier League, with Tottenham winning nine of the 11 Premier League meetings.
Spurs have beaten Swansea in the Premier League already this season, 5-0 at White Hart Lane in December 2016.
Swansea should be boosted by the return to full fitness of key trio Martin Olsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Kyle Naughton, with all three expected to shake off injuries. Olsson and Naughton should take their places in defence, while former Spurs man Sigurdsson will provide the attacking threat from midfield.
Angel Rangel and Nathan Dyer are both still out with long term injuries.
Left back Danny Rose should return to the Tottenham line up, after an extended lay off with a knee ligament injury. England international Rose has been missed by Spurs in recent weeks, and the consistent former Leeds United man should boost them.
Top scorer Harry Kane is out with an ankle injury, and his place is likely to be taken by Vincent Janssen, who is himself returning from a spell on the sidelines.
Midfielder Erik Lamela has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a hip injury that has dogged him all season.
Swansea v Tottenham Preview and Predictions
Despite losing three of their last five Premier League games, all of those defeats came away from home. Swansea have been a different proposition at home of late, beating Leicester City, Burnley and Southampton in their last three successive home games.
This will give Swansea confidence ahead of this one, but Spurs look a different beast to the one that surrendered the Premier League title race last season and they should be too strong for Swansea.
Even without the goal s oring talents of Kane, Tottenham should have enough to secure a valuable win, and they are 4/6 to do so.
Both sides carry plenty of goal threat, with hosts Swansea only failing to score once in the last eight games and Tottenham failing to score twice in their last eight Premier League games.
With this in mind an Over 2.5 goals bet looks a good option, and it also pays out at 4/6.
Tottenham to win and both teams to score at 11/5
Swansea’s home record and the attacking options they have should get them on the scoresheet, but Tottenham have their eyes set firmly on Champions League qualification.
Tottenham to win 3-1 at 12/1
Pochettino can rely on Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen to fire his side to success in the absence of Kane, and they should have little problem in disposing of Swansea.