Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspur
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2018
Kick-Off at 12:15 UK
Venue: Liberty Stadium (Swansea).
Tottenham Hotspur have successfully recovered from a disappointing Champions League failure against Juventus by netting four goals past AFC Bournemouth last weekend at Vitality Stadium. However, the team paid the price for the win in Harry Kane’s injury. Premier League’s joint-top scorer had to leave the pitch in the first half and he will be off the court for a while meaning that he’ll surely skip the trip to Wales for the FA Cup quarterfinal against Swansea City at Liberty Stadium.
This could give hope for the locals to hope for a miracle here (eliminating the Sours at this stage of the competition would indeed be a miracle for them), but Carlos Carvalhal is still aware of the toughness of the task ahead of his side on Saturday. The Spurs obviously have a host of quality players all over the court and Son Heung-Min has been enjoying a thrilling form of late.
The Korean forward has notched seven goals in last four games for Tottenham and he will be the main target in the final third this weekend. He notched a brace in the mentioned victory over the Cherries six days ago and backing Son to score anytime is our main suggestion for this particular market.
Nonetheless, the Swans will also had into the game high on confidence after winning two and drawing one of last three games in all competitions. Carvalhal particularly has reasons to be satisfied with his side’s defensive performances in recent outings since Swansea City have only conceded a single goal during the mentioned positive streak.
Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspur: Head-to-head
Tottenham have won 13 and lost only 2 of 18 meetings with Swansea City over the history.
However, these two losses came in matches at Liberty Stadium where Swansea have been much more competitive in ties with the Spurs.
Swansea City held Tottenham to a goalless draw when the two sides first met in this term of the Premier League back in mid-September last year at Wembley.
Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspur: Prediction
The Welsh outfit has conceded just a single goal in last three matches and we’d not be surprised to see them causing troubles to Tottenham here.
We’ll shoot for the value and chase the draw at 4.20 as the main pick, while the Under 2.5 goals FT is worth backing at 1.85 as well.
Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspur: Bet Tips
Draw @ 4.20
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85