Swansea vs Tottenham preview, betting tips and prediction: Kane to lead Spurs charge at the Liberty
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Every time Harry Kane dries up in front of goal for a while, doubts creep in about his ability to sustain his level. But suddenly the floodgates open again and he looks better than ever. The records keep tumbling; in 2017, he netted more than both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and broke Alan Shearer’s record of 36 goals in a calendar year. He ended with back-to-back hatricks against Burnley and Southampton, taking his tally to 39. On aper, there is no better opponent to face than a Swansea side bottom of the table with just three wins all season, it is up to Kane to fire Spurs to another win.
As for the Swans, they welcome new manager Carlos Carvahal to the Premier League. The Portuguese coach was only sacked by Championship side Sheffield Wednesday last week, but has been thrust into the deep end with the task of saving a sinking ship. It will be tough, and it can hardly get tougher on his first home game, but he will hope to galvanise those around him.
With Kane around, it is tough to see Carvahal getting off to a good start. We are backing a comfortable away win.
When a new manager comes in, it is harsh to judge previous form because sometimes they can generate a complete turnaround straight away. There are doubts over Carvahal’s ability to do that because of the Swans’ awful run and his own lack of experience at the highest level. Leon Britton had been overseeing first team matters while the board searched for Paul Clement’s successor, and while he did secure a credible point at home to fellow strugglers Crystal Palace before receiving a mauling at Anfield, losing 5-0 to Liverpool. A relatively recent win over West Brom did provide a momentary ray of light, but that didn’t last too long. As things stand, the Welsh club are bottom of the table and five points adrift of safety.
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Spurs ended last year in emphatic style with comfortable wins over Burnley which, as mentioned above, and have been led by Kane brilliantly. They haven’t had it all their own way in the last month or two, though, with defeats against the likes of Leicester and Arsenal hampering any chances of qualifying for the Champions League again. But Mauricio Pochettino will hope a return to form will ‘spur’ them on to a successful second half of the season. They currently sit fifth, just a point behind Liverpool and a staggering 21 points off pacesetters Manchester City.
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It is currently unclear whether Wilfried Bony will be fit to face Spurs after suffering an injury in Clement’s last game in charge, a 3-1 defeat at Everton. Tom Carroll should face his former club.
Toby Alderwiereld and Victor Wanyama are still absent for the visitors, but Fernando Llorente could feature in his first return to the Liberty Stadium since a summer move to North London.