Tottenham v Swansea Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 14, 2017
Wembley Stadium - Premier League
Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham take on an out of form Swansea in Saturday evening's late Premier League kick off at Wembley Stadium.
Tottenham have a brilliant record in their recent meetings with the Welsh club, winning an impressive nine out of their last ten Premier League meetings with Paul Clement's side.
These wins also include an excellent 5-0 win at home last season, and a 3-1 win away, for Pochettino's side, as Tottenham simply steamrollered Swansea, at a time when their relegation fear were at their height.
Swansea only point in ten Premier League games against the North London club came in 2015-16, courtesy of a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium.
Tottenham are still without a number of first team players, with return from injury still a few weeks away for certain players in the Pochettino camp.
Full back Danny Rose is still out with a knee ligament injury, and is not expected back until the end of the month, meaning a continued run in the first team for Ben Davies.
Midfielder Victor Wanyama is also out with a knee problem, although he could be back sooner than Rose, and Tottenham have able deputies in Eric Dier and Moussa Dembele in midfield.
Erik Lamela remains a long term absentee with a hip injury, with the Argentina international being sidelined since the end of last season.
Midfielder Ki Sung-yeung is back in training for Swansea following a knee injury, however he is not expected to be match fit in time to face Tottenham this weekend.
Fellow midfielder Leon Britton is out with a back injury and defender Kyle Bartley with a knee problem, and neither are expected to be back in action before October.
Nathan Dyer has returned to light training from an achilles injury, but he is also lacking in match fitness.
Tottenham v Swansea Preview and Predictions
Tottenham have bounced back from a rocky spell at home, including a defeat to Chelsea and succumbing a late draw at home to Burnley, to record their first win in their new home, against Borussia Dortmund in midweek.
The win against Dortmund comes on the back of Tottenham's comfortable dispatching of Everton at Goodison Park in their last Premier League outing.
With their tails up they should be able to ease past Swansea, a club they have had such success against in previous meetings, with a home win priced at 2/9.
Swansea recorded their first Premier League win of the season against Crystal Palace at the end of August, but followed it up with defeat to Newcastle, however their defensive record has been relatively good so far in 2017-18.
Clean sheets against Southampton and Crystal Palace, and conceding just once against Newcastle, have demonstrated their capabilities at the back, and despite Tottenham's attacking prowess this is unlikely to be a classic- and an under 2.5 goals bet is priced at 7/5.
Tottenham to win 2-0 at 11/2
Tottenham look to be getting into their groove base on recent results, although they are still short of the excellent form they showed towards the end of last season. Swansea will make it very difficult for them, and Tottenham will have to find a way to break down a tough defence, but the talents of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen should be enough to give them the edge.
Harry Kane to score first at
Kane has shook of his traditional August goal drought to start September with a bang, netting four goals in his last two games for Tottenham. He will be a threat in the air and running at the Swansea defence, Clement's side will have a huge job on their hands to keep him quiet for an entire 90 minutes on Saturday.