Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City Betting: Spurs to be made to wait for win

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Mauricio Pochettino's team are in fine form but our tipster does not expect an early goal to be scored when the well-drilled Swans visit Wembley

Tottenham Hotspur take on Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

Spurs have picked up maximum points on their travels thus far, but Mauricio Pochettino's men are still searching for their first league win at Wembley, having won just one point from their opening two Premier League matches at the venue this term.

The north Londoners, though, dispelled any notion of a Wembley curse with a magnificent Champions League victory against Borussia Dortmund in midweek and Pochettino's men are as short as 13/50 (1.26) with MarathonBet to maintain momentum by seeing off Swansea.

Renato Sanches Swansea City

Swansea have collected four points from their opening four games of the Premier League campaign and Paul Clement's charges have scored just two league goals; indeed, the Swans have failed to find the net in three of their four league outings so far this season.

Clement, however, will hope that the loan signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches, aligned with Wilfried Bony's return to Liberty Stadium, will mark an upturn in fortunes for the side from south Wales and the Swans can be backed at 27/2 (14.50) with MarathonBet to stun Spurs, while the same firm go 29/5 (6.80) that the match ends all square.

No side conceded fewer goals than Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League last season and, with the Swans struggling in front of goal, the 22/25 (1.86) quote on offer from MarathonBet for Pochettino's team to chalk up their third clean sheet of the campaign may well prove popular, while the same firm go 101/100 (2.01) that Tottenham win to nil at Wembley.

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Spurs led 2-0 at half time against Everton at Goodison Park last weekend and the north Londoners scored twice inside the first 15 minutes against Dortmund in midweek; Pochettino's team will want to come out of the traps quickly again here and MarathonBet go 59/100 (1.59) that the north Londoners hold a half time lead at Wembley, while the same firm go 7/10 (1.70) that Spurs are in front at both half time and full time against Clement's charges.

Swansea, though, will aim to frustrate the hosts and, despite their disappointing start to the season, the side from south Wales have shown some resolve; indeed, the Swans have conceded just one league goal before the break thus far - and that came in the final minute of the first half against Manchester United at Liberty Stadium.

Dele Alli Tottenham

With that in mind, MarathonBet's 49/50 (1.98) quote for the first goal to arrive later than the 23rd minute may represent good value, while the same firm go 21/20 (2.05) that most of the scoring is done after the interval.

Spurs were sublime against Borussia Dortmund in midweek, but after a mentally and physically draining 90 minutes against the Bundesliga outfit, Pochettino's team may need to be patient against the stuffy Swans on Saturday; MarathonBet's 49/50 (1.98) quote, therefore, for the first goal of the game to arrive after the 23rd minute may offer punters a path to profit ahead of Saturday's Premier League showdown.

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First goal to be scored later than 23 minutes at 49/50 (1.98) for a 1pt stake with MarathonBet

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