Tottenham Hotspur gained three points on English Premier League leaders Chelsea on the weekend and hasn’t given up on their title hopes just yet. They’ll have a shot at another three big points this Wednesday, April 5th when they travel to Wales to take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. Tottenham left Burnley with a 2-0 win on Saturday while Swansea was held to a 0-0 draw at home by Middlesbrough on Sunday.
Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspur – Pinnacle Soccer Betting Line:
- Pinnacle currently lists Tottenham as the favorites to win the game at -138 with Swansea +422 and a draw at +303
Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspur – Head to Head:
- The two clubs met at White Hart Lane in December with Tottenham smoking Swansea 5-0. Tottenham also won 2-1 at home last season and the sides played to a 2-2 draw in Swansea. The teams have met 42 times in the past with Tottenham winning 26, losing eight and drawing the other eight. Swansea is winless in the last 12 meetings with two draws and 10 losses. Their last win over Tottenham was 1-0 at home in the League Cup in September of 1991.
Swansea City – A Closer Look:
Swansea enters the contest with their heads just above the relegation zone. They sit in 17th place in the 20-team league with just 28 points out of a possible 90. They have eight wins, four draws and 18 losses with 36 goals for and a league-worst 63 against. The Swans are just one point in front of 18th-place Hull City and the final relegation spot. They’re also five points up on Middlesbrough and eight in front of last-place Sunderland with both those teams having a game in hand.
Swansea has five wins at home this season along with three draws and seven losses with 21 goals for and 30 against. They have four wins, a draw and five losses in their past 10 league games while scoring 13 goals and allowing 18 against. The squad is relatively healthy, but it looks as though defender Angel Rangel and midfielder Nathan Dyer are both out for the rest of the 2016/17 season due to injuries.
Tottenham Hotspur – A Closer Look:
Tottenham is still the closest threat to Chelsea and narrowed their London neighbors lead to just seven points with their win at Burnley on the weekend. Spurs have a three-point lead on third-place Liverpool with a game in hand and are also four points ahead of Man City, nine in front of Man United and 11 upon Arsenal with United and Arsenal both having a game in hand. Tottenham has 62 points from 18 victories, eight draws and three defeats with 57 goals scored and a league-low 21 against.
Spurs have a league-best seven wins, two draws and a loss in their past 10 league games with 20 goals for and seven against. They have five wins away from home this season along with six draws and three losses with 220 goals scored and 13 conceded. On the injury front, manager Mauricio Pochettino is hoping that midfielder Victor Wanyama and forward Vincent Janssen can dress. However, striker and leading scorer Harry Kane is sidelined along with defender Danny Rose and it looks like midfielder Harry Winks and forward Erik Lamela may be out for the season.
Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspur – Takeaway
Both teams need as many points as possible for different reasons. But considering who they’re playing, Swansea may be happy with just a draw here.