Tottenham Hotspur - Swansea City Betting Preview: Goal glut expected at White Hart Lane

Andre Villas-Boas' men suffered a setback last weekend and Willie Duncan is anticipating an entertaining clash when they play host to Michael Laudrup's men this weekend
Tottenham Hotspur suffered late heartache when they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Everton at Goodison Park last weekend and Andre Villas-Boas will be keen to see his side get back to winning ways when they play host to Michael Laudrup’s Swansea City at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

Prior to last week’s loss, Spurs had won all of their previous four league matches and can be backed at 8/13 (1.62) with Paddy Power to get back to winning ways and pick up all three points from Sunday’s clash.

Swansea City had embarked on a seven match unbeaten run themselves before slipping to a narrow 4-3 defeat at the hands of Norwich City last weekend.

They can be backed at 9/2 (5.50) with Paddy Power to shock Spurs here. The same firm go 14/5 (3.80) that the match ends as a draw.

Goals seem certain to feature prominently in Sunday’s fixture given that the Swans have scored in eight of their last 10 Premier League fixtures while the hosts have only failed to score in one of their 16 Premier League matches thus far this season.

With that in mind, the 8/13 (1.62) on offer from Paddy Power for both teams to score looks to be a solid selection here while the same firm go 8/13 (1.62) that three or more goals are notched at White Hart Lane this weekend.

It is worth noting that only Manchester United and Manchester City have scored more Premier League goals than Spurs thus far this term. Although they're in lethal form up front, Andre Villas-Boas’ men have managed just two Premier League clean sheets so far.

As a result the 13/8 (2.63) quote from Paddy Power for at least four goals to be scored here represents outstanding value and should be backed accordingly as the main bet for the game.

Jermain Defoe has been in fine form for the hosts this term, having scored an impressive nine league goals for Spurs this season and the England international is available at 9/2 (5.50) with Paddy Power to score first while the Irish bookmakers offer a tempting 6/1 (7.0) on Defoe to score two or more.

Swansea’s Spanish sensation Michu added another two goals to his tally in last week’s defeat to Norwich City, taking his league total to an excellent 12 goals in 16 matches.

The former Rayo Vallecano man is available at 8/1 (9.0) with Paddy Power to score first while the same firm offers 12/5 (3.40) that the free-scoring midfielder scores at any time, considering his prolific form, such a price which represents outstanding value and simply cannot be ignored here.

Over 3.5 goals at 13/8 (2.63) with Paddy Power
Michu to score at any time at 12/5 (3.40) with Paddy Power

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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