Live Match Preview – Tottenham v Swansea

Saturday’s evening football sees Tottenham take on Swansea at Wembley live on BT Sport. Spurs won their first home game of the season on Wednesday night when they beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 putting an end to their run of games without a win at the home of English football. So, can they now kick on and put to bed their Wembley curse.

They have a perfect home record against Swansea, since the Swans were promoted to the Premier League in 2011. They’ve played 6 times and have won all 6 and last season they had their best win of the lot, beating Swansea 5-0.

The move to Wembley has not been kind to them so far this season, with a defeat to Chelsea and a draw against Burnley, with Burnley’s new signing Chris Wood scoring an injury time equalizer, in his League debut for the club, to deny Spurs the victory they craved. Tottenham currently sit 17th in the home form table and will need to improve upon that, if they’re going to mount any sort of challenge this year.

Swansea have taken 4 points from their first 2 away fixtures, with a 0-0 draw against Southampton, on the opening game of the season, being backed up with a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace in their last trip on the road.

Despite Spurs record at Wembley not being a patch on what it is at White Hart Lane, I can’t see anything other than a victory for them over Swansea. Harry Kane has found his shooting boots, scoring 2 goals in each of his last 2 games and I expect Tottenham to continue their run of victories over Swansea. Having said that, at current odds of 2/9, it’s not a price I’d be looking to get involved at.

In their 4 previous matches this season there have been either 2 or 3 goals scored and I fancy that run to continue.

bet365 are offering odds of 11/10 on there being 2 or 3 goals, in their Number of Goals in Match market, so to give a bit of added interest to watching the game, that’ll be my fun bet.

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