Tottenham v Swansea Betting Tips

Publish: 19.02.2018

When the Premier League season began some Tottenham fans were worried about the lack of transfer activity at the club.

They should have known to trust Daniel Levy. The Tottenham chairman oversaw a number of late deals for top quality players and one of those recruits could make his full debut for his new club against his old one.

Fernando Llorente has swapped south Wales for North London and could well be called upon by Mauricio Pochettino as Swansea travel to Wembley Stadium for Saturday’s late Premier League game.

Top Betting Tips

Tottenham to win at 1/4 with William Hill

Tottenham to win and over 2.5 goals at 8/11 with Ladbrokes

Dele Alli to score first at 4/1 with Unibet

First half to have most goals at 12/5 with Coral

Betting Analysis

Llorente was signed to add strength in depth to Spurs’ squad as they look to juggle the demands of European and domestic football.

Tottenham were made to work very hard in their midweek game with Borussia Dortmund and Swansea will be looking to make the most of any tired legs in the opposition ranks. However, the bookies don’t think it will make any difference.

Spurs are the firmest of favourites to claim their first league win at their temporary home of Wembley Stadium and we think they will oblige at a best price of 1/4 with William Hill.

Clearly it’s going to take a big bet to make much of a return at that price so if you’re looking for a bigger payout from a home win, take the 8/11 that Ladbrokes are quoting on Spurs winning and there being over 2.5 goals.

One Spurs player who won’t be tired on Saturday is Dele Alli. He served the first match of a UEFA ban for the Dortmund match and so will be raring to go against Swansea.

Alli has made the number 10 role his own for both club and country and could pounce to score the game’s first goal at 4/1 with Unibet.

With concerns about Tottenham’s tiredness and lingering doubts about their ability to see games out at home, Spurs may well look to push for a commanding lead early on in Saturday’s match. A healthy half time lead could also spell the end of Swansea’s fight so take the 12/5 that Coral are offering on the first half having more goals than the second.

Key Battles

Paul Clement is never a happy man when his team lose but he was especially upset with the manner of Swansea’s defeat against Newcastle. The Swans rarely threatened their opponent going forwards and gave up a very weak goal from a set piece.

That’s unlike Swansea who are usually very well organised and tough to break down. Certainly, Spurs will have to move the ball about quickly and with purpose if they are to create chances on Saturday.

The roles of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen will be key as the main creative players in this Tottenham side. Don’t be surprise if Clement decides to forego some attacking flair for defensively minded midfield players to try and keep those two key men in check.

Swansea must also get to grips with the Tottenham wing-backs. They need no introduction to former Swan, Ben Davies, but they may have to quickly get to grips with Serge Aurier who could make his Premier League debut at right wing-back.

Match Stats

  • Tottenham have won five of their last six matches against Swansea
  • Spurs have won both their away league games without conceding but are yet to win at Wembley Stadium
  • Swansea’s 1-0 home defeat against Newcastle means they’ve secured just four points from their opening four league games
  • Swansea have been tough to beat on their travels of late keeping three clean sheets in a row on their travels

Predicted Line-Up

Tottenham – Lloris; Alderweireld, Sánchez, Vertonghen; Dier, Winks, Aurier, Davies; Eriksen, Alli, Kane

Swansea – Fabianski; Mawson, Fernández, Olsson, Naughton; Carroll, Clucas, Fer, Narsingh; Bony, Ayew