Tottenham Hotspur vs Swansea City 08/25/2013 Free Soccer Pick and Preview
Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotpsur
Sunday 25th August 2013 16:00(GMT)
The Line: Tottenham Hotspur 8/13 Draw 11/4 Swansea City 5/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports
The Gareth Bale saga continues and as of this moment the young Welsh man still is a Tottenham player but all signs point to the player heading for Real Madrid before the end of the transfer window. Andre Villa Boas has assembled a very solid squad and the addition of Soldado up front and Paulinho in midfield has addressed two of the teams obvious weakness' from last season. Soldado is a natural goal scorer and something that Tottenham were crying out for, the former Valencia front man has netted two goals in his first two games and will look to continue his scoring streak on Sunday when he comes up against a Swansea defence that really struggled last week against Manchester United.
Swansea City will be looking to bounce back from their heavy defeat last weekend against the champions but traveling to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham is not an easy fixture in which to bounce back. Michael Laudraup the manager of Swansea will be looking for more from his midfield where his team really struggled last weekend. Michu will give Swansea an active target man up front and Swansea will look to get Dyer and Hernandez up in support. Swansea are better set up to play a counter attacking game and this game may suit them better than being at home to the Champions Last weekend.
Tough game here, both teams will be playing their third game in a week and both are coming off big wins midweek in the Europa League. Overall both strikeforce's look capable of scoring and while I think Tottenham may just about scrape home in a tight encounter I think the value is in the Both teams to score market where you can get both teams to score at 8/11. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo where I usually give some inplay fancies as well.