Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City Preview for the match at White Hart Lane – December 3, 2016 – 15:00 hrs
Score Predictions and Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City Preview
Tottenham's initial momentum in the Premier League seemed to have come to an abrupt halt post their impressive 2-0 win over Manchester City On October 2. In a string of six outings that included four draws and a defeat, their only win came against West in a match where a injury time double strike by Harry Kane saved the Spurs from certain defeat.
The Spurs showed glimpses of their quality in their last week's clash against Chelsea when they dominated possession and dented the Blues clean sheet record of six games in a row with a fine goal. But a win eluded them. Mauricio Pochettino's men hope to get back too their winning ways when they host the 19th placed Swansea City at the White Hart lane on Saturday.
Bob Bradley's Swansea City are coming out of a stunning 5-4 win against Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium. This is Swansea's just second win in the 2016-17 Premier league season and the first one since Bradley took over as coach in October. Swansea will have to bank on their usual suspects, Leroy Fer and Gylfi Sigurdsson to get them goals if they are to make a match of it at the Lane. The two forwards account for 11 of the 16 Premier League goals scored by the Swans.
Fernando Llorente's late burst of two goals against Palace could be a flash in the pan as the Spanish striker has just one more goal to show from his 10 appearances so far.
Swansea have lost 4 of their 6 away games, but the last match on the road against Everton was a well-fought 1-1 draw which points to a gradual turnaround for the Swans.
The Lillywhites have enjoyed a unblemished record at home this season although there is nothing great to write home about. Apart from the emphatic win over Manchester City, their home run has been peppered with draws against Liverpool, Everton and Leicester City, two 1-0 wins over minions Sunderland and Crystal Palace and a fortuitous 3-2 victory over West Ham.
Leroy Fer, the Swan's top striker, has the quality to trouble the Spurs' defense just as the Hammers did sometime ago at the Lane. It's probably Swansea's brittle defence that could let them down on Saturday. As many as 26 goals have been conceded from their 13 outings so far, which is only 2 goals less than Hull's 28.
The hosts have a strong history against the Swans not having lost a single of their last 10 encounters, in fact winning 8 of them. Tottenham Hotspur are the clear favourites for Saturday's clash. But then, there have been no dearth of upsets in the current 2016-17 season.