Tottenham Hotspur took full advantage of Chelsea’s shock 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge by claiming a hard-fought 2-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor. Mauricio Pochettino’s men, though, face another testing away-day when they travel to take on Swansea City at Liberty Stadium in the Premier League.
Spurs have been beaten in just one of their last 18 domestic matches and the north Londoners, who have won each of their last five fixtures, will arrive in south Wales brimming with belief; Betfair Sportsbook go 8/11 (1.73) that Pochettino’s team claim a sixth successive victory.
Swansea, though, are fighting for Premier League survival and Paul Clement’s charges will hope to make home advantage count in this clash. The Swans are unbeaten in their last four matches at Liberty Stadium, but were left frustrated after being forced to settle for a share of the spoils against Middlesbrough on Sunday afternoon.
The home side, though, can be backed at 19/5 (3.90) with Betfair Sportsbook to claim a crucial victory in their battle to beat the drop, while the same firm go 29/10 (3.90) that the match remains level at the end of 90 minutes.
Spurs have kept a clean sheet in both of their most recent away wins – against Fulham and Burnley respectively – and Betfair Sportsbook offer 8/5 (2.60) that Spurs shut out the Swans in this match, while the same firm go 15/8 (2.88) that Tottenham win by at least two clear goals in this game – a selection that would have landed in each of the last four games that Pochettino’s team have won away from home.
The north Londoners, though, have a far-from-convincing record on the road; indeed, Tottenham have taken maximum points from just three of their last 11 Premier League matches away from home – a record that Spurs will surely need to improve upon if they are to challenge Chelsea for the title.
Eight of the last 10 matches at Liberty Stadium have seen at least three goals scored and, with so much at stake at either end of the table, there is plenty of potential for a high-scoring clash when these two teams lock horns.
There have been more than two goals scored in six of Spurs’ last seven matches in all competitions and backing another goal-laden game could reap rewards here; Betfair Sportsbook offer 8/11 (1.73) that more than two goals are scored.
Spurs are full of confidence and, with both teams capable of getting on the scoresheet, there could be value in backing the north Londoners to edge an entertaining encounter in south Wales; Betfair Sportsbook’s 6/4 (2.50) quote for Pochettino’s men to pick up three points from a match that features more than two goals could offer a solid selection for punters ahead of Wednesday’s crucial clash.