Tottenham vs Swansea
England Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 3rd December 2016,
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: White Hart Lane, London.
Tottenham Hotspur look for a huge turnaround in fortunes when they host a relegation threatened Swansea City on matchday 14 of the English Premier League season 2016/17.
Mauricio Pochettino tutored side have suffered their second defeat in a row in all competitions when they squandered an early lead to Chelsea in the 2-1 loss at Stamford Bridge last weekend. The stats and form guide doesn’t look good for the Spurs as they have managed only one win from their last 10 competitive matches. However, the defeat to Chelsea was their first in Premier League this season. They are currently 5th in the league and must improve a lot in all departments to stay in the fight for a top four finish this season.
Swansea on the other hand have finally managed to register a win since the 1-0 win at Burnley on matchday 1. They defeated Crystal Palace in a 5-4 thriller last weekend, in a match that saw fortunes twisting until the final whistle. The Swans are 19th in the league table, but 3 points against Spurs could take them out of the relegation zone.
Tottenham vs Swansea: Head-to-head Stats
Swansea are yet to taste a win against Tottenham Hotspur after 10 Premier League meetings since earning promotion in 2011. Spurs have won 8 of those, with 2 matches ending in draw.
The corresponding fixture at White Hart Lane last season resulted in a 2-1 win for Spurs. This helped them maintain their 100% home win record against Swansea in 5 matches. The reverse fixture at Liberty Stadium was a 2-2 draw.
Tottenham vs Swansea: Prediction
This is a key fixture for Spurs as they look to bounce back from recent defeats. There is no other place that White Hart Lane to do this as they are still unbeaten in the league with 3 wins and 2 draws. Swansea’s problem is their poor defending and they were lucky to have come out with a win against Palace last weekend. Moreover, they have lost in each of the last 5 trips to White Hart Lane. This is a straight and easy pick – the host to score an early goal and win it in style.
Tottenham vs Swansea: Bet Tips
Tottenham to win first-half at 4/5 (1.80)
Over 2.5 match goals at 3/5 (1.60).