Swansea vs Tottenham preview, betting tips and prediction: Pochettino's men to prevail without star man Kane
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Tottenham showed a lot of mental strength and quality in their 4-1 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium last week, not only because they had to come back from an early goal down, but they did it all without Harry Kane. The Spurs hitman is a doubt for the two upcoming England friendlies next week after going over on his ankle, an injury he has previously suffered. He will definitely miss Spurs’ trip to Swansea in the FA Cup on Saturday, but as Mauricio Pochettino’s men showed, they have more than enough quality to cope even without a man of Kane’s calibre. They will still be just as confident of reaching the semi finals.
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As for Swansea, their focus will primarily be on securing their Premier League safety, and while Carlos Carvalhal’s side have made good use of the replays in previous rounds, they will not be able to rely on that at this stage. Spurs, who have failed to beat lower league sides Newport County and Rochdale away from home in previous rounds, have themselves progressed via replays, but having won at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League, they are a good bet in this one. Son-Heung-Min has netted 16 goals so far this season, including three in his last two, and he could fire Spurs closer to their first trophy in ten years.
Spurs did look comfortable in the end against Bournemouth, having now won their last four Premier League games, but they will still be feeling the effects of losing to Juventus in the Champions League.
Carvalhal has really turned Swansea’s season around since his arrival, having suffered just one defeat in 14 games since the loss to Spurs in January.
Other than Kane, Spurs do not have many issues with their squad, though Toby Alderweireld remains a major doubt.
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Angel Rangel, Renato Sanches, Wilfred Bony and Leroy Fer are all on the long term injury list for Swansea.