Swansea vs Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Swansea City host Tottenham Hotspur on the first of four FA Cup fixtures taking place over the weekend. Swansea’s best chance of a Wembley day out this season could be forcing a replay here, although Tottenham will need to forge their path without top scorer Harry Kane.
Swansea City under Carlos Carvalhal have been a different team. Whilst they’ll still be expected to crash out of the FA Cup here, they’ve only lost once in 13 games and have beaten both Liverpool and Arsenal at home. Their weekend 0-0 draw with Huddersfield should be considered a fantastic result, after Swansea survived nearly 90 minutes (injury-time included) with 10 minutes.
Tottenham would have been left fearing the worst after an early goal that saw them fall behind in Bournemouth was shortly followed by the departure of
Harry Kane, though luckily the England hitman is expected to be back within a month. Tottenham’s goal threat didn’t suffer in his absence, with Son
Heung-min stepping up to the plate. Son’s performances will be crucial to Tottenham’s success this seaso and we must take this into consideration for
our best football prediction.
Swansea are dealing with a lengthy injury list themselves as Leroy Fer and Wilfried Bony are out of action, whilst Andre Ayew and Andy King are ineligible, and Jordan Ayew is serving a suspension for his red card at Huddersfield. Renato Sanches remains a long term absentee, but that continues to be a blessing in disguise given the way his Swansea career has begun.
Tottenham’s injury concerns are mounting at the wrong time as Delle Alli is a doubt for this game, whilst Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane are sure to miss out through injury. Spurs will be without three of their four most influential players, but at least Christian Eriksen is available and expected to start.
Tottenham are one of very few sides in better form than Swansea. Spurs have lost only to Juventus in their last 19 games, with a three minute turnaround spearheaded by Paulo Dybala. Only Man City have beaten them in their last 11 away games and like Swansea, Spurs have a recent thumping FA Cup victory to their name. They beat Rochdale 6-1 in a replay to make it to this stage of the competition.
Swansea battered Notts County 8-1 before a professional performance lead them to a 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday. They’re currently on a win of seven straight wins at home, their best even run at this level. Even a home win against Wolves reflects just how far the Swans have come. The Welsh club had lost six of their first seven at home, including a 1-0 loss to Brighton.
Tottenham have won just three of their last 10 away FA Cup ties, despite having faced just four Premier League sides in that time. Two of those failures came this season against League Two sides, but Pochettino’s men have a good record against the Swans. They’ve won four of five including their last two here, scoring at least two goals in all of those wins. But the Swans improving form makes them just as big a threat to Tottenham as Tottenham are to them. Expected the home side to take it to their visitors and for Spurs not to back down.
Betting tip Over 2.5 goals at 1.95 with Bet365