Spurs face a tough home game against Swansea and are a best priced 1.67 with William Hill to emerge victorious.

The visitors have been a revelation this season and come into the game in 8th place – just three points behind the Lilywhites.

The Welsh side have also won three of their last five Premier League games in London, including last time out at Arsenal, so clearly should not be underestimated

However the stats are good as far as Spurs are concerned, as they have won 12 and lost none of their 14 league meetings at home against the Swans.

They had also been in good form and won their last 4 games in all competitions before going down 2-1 to Everton after throwing away a lead late on, and should be capable of bouncing back to winning ways in this if able to defend better.

Indeed, if games had lasted 80 minutes this season then Spurs would be top of the table, so it’s vital that they start tightening things up and closing out games once getting a lead.

Jermaine Defoe looks decent value at 5.5 with Paddy Power in the first goalscorer market, but for those looking for an outsider in that market I would suggest a small each-way wager on defender Jan Vertonghen at a standout price of 23 with Ladbrokes.

One worrying aspect as far as Andre Villas-Boas’ side are concerned is that they have kept just one clean sheet in eight league games under him at White Hart Lane.

They have also conceded a total of 25 games in the opening 16 games, so both teams to score looks a decent shout at 1.67 with Betfred.

I am going to take Spurs to edge it 2-1, and that outcome is an 8.5 chance with Coral.



  1. I hope that isn’t the team selected. Gallas has been a good player but age appears to have caught up with him…….. and Huddlestone in my view is simply too slow, can’t tackle and rarely scores.


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