Tottenham vs Swansea Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on December 15, 2012

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Tottenham welcome Swansea City to White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon looking to maintain their push for a top four place.

Spurs dropped to fifth on goal difference after losing late on to Everton last weekend so Andre Villas-Boas will want an immediate response from his players tomorrow.

The visitors head into the game after losing a seven-goal thriller to Norwich last weekend but did reach the Semi Final’s of the Capital One Cup with a 1-0 win over Middlesborough on Wednesday night.

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup will be hoping for a repeat of the performance that saw his side record a stunning 2-0 win over Arsenal the last time they visited north London, and a similar result on Sunday would see the Swans overtake Tottenham in the table.

Team News

Andre Villas-Boas is able to welcome Scott Parker back to the squad for the first time this season after the midfielder recovered from a long-term injury, but he may have to make do with a place on the bench.

Michael Dawson is also back in contention after returning to training on Friday but the game will come too soon for Benoit Assou-Ekotto, who is also closing in on a comeback.

Emmanuel Adebayor is expected to play alongside Jermain Defoe up front. Gareth Bale is expected to miss out with a hamstring injury so Clint Dempsey is likely to play on the left once again.

Swansea will once again be without Pablo Hernandez who’s still struggling with a thigh injury, but midfielder Leon Britton returned to action against Middlesborough in midweek and should start.

Defender Ashley Williams is also back after suspension, while Itay Shechter could be selected ahead of Danny Graham up front.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Tottenham have an excellent home record against Swansea, winning 12 and losing none of their 14 league meetings. But the Swans have done well recently in the London area winning 3 of their last 5 visits to the capital and Spurs have only kept one clean sheet at home under AVB, so this could be a good opportunity for the Welsh side to break their duck at the Lane. However, we can see Spurs having too much for Michael Laudrup’s men this weekend. Tottenham 2-1 Swansea

What would your team be and what’s your score prediction? Get involved in the comments section below.

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5 Comments

  1. DAVSPURS

    December 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I would expect Spurs to win because Swansea have played Wednesday but Villa won at Liverpool showing tired legs are being helped. This is the hidden equalizer being used by some teams to enhance work rate and tempo and causing plenty of first and mainly second half shocks. The stats at Liverpool where staggering yet a team who played in the week defended the ball for a staggering 72 percent of the game and won 3-1. This is a warning to Spurs to attack for the whole 94 plus mins because some teams don tire we are living proof with 10 goals conceded 80

    • John

      December 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      Great shout dave spot on.come on you spurs.

  2. JOHN ADAM

    December 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Michu is the man to watch.

  3. FOX NEWS

    December 15, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Massive news coming in from Spain as Real Madrid are to stop targeting Tottenham gun Gareth Bale. Madrid announced they will join FC Barcelona in the hunt to sign Neymar Da Silva. This leaves Bale on the outer, Bale was interviewed on Saturday afternoon about the game against Swansea and said he doesn’t think he will start but hopes to be on the bench, he was than asked about Spain. He replied, “I am enjoying my time at the Spurs more than ever, the lads treat me like a king and I treat them the same, I couldn’t think of being anywhere different.” He was than asked what he would do if FC Barcelona or Real Madrid threw an offer at him, he stated: ” I would reject it, Tottenham is my home and I want to finish my career here, it would be an honor, Spain seems so different, I, I just couldn’t imagine it”.

  4. JD

    December 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

    THIS SELECTION SPURS MAY CHOOSE IS ABOUT AS STRONG AS YOU WILL GET , I WOULD TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE DEFENCE AND I WOULD BE GLAD IF NAUGHTON WAS NOT PLAYED I BELIEVE HE WAS THE WEAK LINK AND I CAN`T UNDERSTAND WHY AVB KEPT PICKING HIM , DEMPSEY I AM NOT A FAN OF HE IS LAZY AND LACKS CONFIDENCE AND HIS PASSING IS VERY POOR HE WOULD CONCERN ME AS WOULD THE ICELANDER SIGY GUY .

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