Swansea vs Tottenham by Luke
Swansea didn't manage to walk away with a three pointer last time out, as the team welcomed Middlesbrough on Sunday evening and failed to obtain impressive performance, even though they were set as favorites and had all the chances to do so. Overall, it must be said that the Swans had more of the ball possession and way better chances created, however they lacked more intensity in their game in order to break opponent's defensive line.
It was third game in a row for the Swans without a victory taken, as they previously suffered defeats away from home against Bournemouth and Hull City. The team is now just above the relegation zone having a point more than Hull City and remains in a must win situation even though they are welcoming one of the strongest side in the contry and surely an in-form one.
The Swans should be playing in 4-3-3 formation with Sigurdsson, Ayew and Narsingh as forwards. Right defender Angel Rangel (18/1) is injured, as well as midfielders Leon Britton (11/0) and Nathan Dyer (8/0). Forward Fernando Llorente (26/11) is doubtful with ankle problem. Offensive Wayne Routledhe (25/2) is set to miss as well.
Tottenham, on the other side, comes from a relatively easy taken victory away from home against Burnley with a 2:0 result on Saturday evening. The Spurs were better from the first minute, created a lot of chances but only managed to secure the victory in latter phase of the game, thanks to goals from Dier in 66th and Son Heung-Min in 77th minute of the game.
It was their fourth consecutive victory in Premier League, as the team now stands at the second position at the table with seven points less than first placed Chelsea and if the team is to get involved in the title race further on, a victory here is a must thing for them.
Visitors from London are set to play in 3-4-2-1 formation, with Heung-Min most likely as forward, plus Alli and Eriksen as offensive midfielders. Striker Harry Kane (22/19) will miss here due foot injury. Injured and sidelined are also offensive midfielder Erik Lamela (9/1), defensive midfielder Harry Winks (21/1) and left back Danny Rose (18/2). Defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama (29/2) is doubtful.
- Tottenham have won their last 4 matches (Premier League).
- Tottenham have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 matches against Swansea.
- Swansea have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 6 matches against Tottenham.
Swansea failed to win in last three coming from a point taken against Middlesbrough, while the Spurs need to get a victory if they are to remain anywhere close to Chelsea and remain with some chances in the title race. Tottenham seems stable and impressive enough and should get the victory here without much of problems.