Tottenham vs Swansea City
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 16th September 2017
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium (London).
Tottenham are out to end their Wembley woe’s after failing to win in the first two Premier League games at the venue. First off was the 2-1 defeat in the derby against Chelsea which was followed by a lukewarm 1-1 draw against Burnley. In between, Spurs were lethal on the road and won both their matches with clean sheets – Everton 3-0 and Newcastle 1-0.
The team can take a lot of confidence from the mid-week Champions League win against Borussia Dortmund. It came in a comfortable fashion and the 3-1 margin implies the team get results regardless of the playing venue. More positive come from Harry Kane. The England intentional fired blanks in the first three matches of the season. He got back to scoring ways with a double against Everton, the same is repeated in the win over Dortmund.
Meantime, Swansea are finding it hard to inject consistency into their game. They did manage 4 points from four matches so far. But the points came from a win against Crystal Palace, a team looking clueless at the moment. While the other was a 0-0 draw against Southampton, in a match they got benefited from their opponent’s poor finishing. Swansea lost their remaining two games, the most recent at home to Newcastle 1-0, making it three blanks in four games.
Tottenham vs Swansea: Head-to-head
Tottenham are unbeaten in the last 12 Premier League meetings with Swansea. They won all the 6 home games during the period, while picking up 4 wins and 2 draws in the away fixtures.
Their recent 7 meetings saw 3 or more goals, with both teams finding the net in 6 of those.
Tottenham vs Swansea: Prediction
Tottenham’s confidence will be better after the 3-1 win against Dortmund on the midweek at this venue. With Harry Kane also back in his usual best and scoring twice in the last two games, Wembley voodoo must come to an end on Saturday evening. To their aid, they are facing a team that hardly troubled them in far too many games.
Tottenham vs Swansea: Bet Tips
HT/FT – Spurs/Spurs for 1.67 at Betfair.
Top pick for any-time goal scorer is Dele Alli, priced at 2.20 by Bet365.