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Swansea vs Tottenham: Spurs to sneak Liberty victory

| 30.12.2011

Only two of Swansea’s home games this season can be classed as goal fests and there is every chance that even free-scoring Tottenham may struggle to breach the hosts at the Liberty Stadium.

No visiting team has managed to score more than once at the Liberty in nine Premier League games, with Swansea only conceding a total of three goals in this period.

However, with an array of attacking riches, some may consider Tottenham as the side to teach Swansea a lesson on their own patch, particularly as they have scored at least twice in seven of their last eight away games.

Even without Steven Caulker, who is unable to play against his parent club under the rules of his loan agreement, Swansea can still be expected to keep things tight and 5/6 looks good value that under 2.5 goals are scored.

The other four clubs in the top five at present have all beaten Swansea already this season and Tottenham will want to follow suit.

Tottenham’s odds are 8/11 to beat Swansea, while the 1-0 Spurs win at 6/1 and the 2-0 success at 7/1 may be popular selections in the correct scoreline market.

Although many of these games were some time ago, the last six meetings between Swansea and Spurs have been won by the home side and it is 4/1 that this record continues.

Swansea’s form has been slightly concerning of late with one win in their last eight league games, but they would almost certainly be content with a draw and this can be backed at 5/2.

In terms of the game’s first goalscorer, Gareth Bale has been having a growing impact in Tottenham’s fixtures of late and he may be the best bet to follow up on his double at Norwich at 7/1.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.