Tottenham v Swansea Sun 16:00
Despite their awe-inspiring season thus far, Swansea face the unenviable task of travelling to White Hart Lane this weekend as Paddy Power offer long odds, in an effort to topple its occupants, Tottenham Hotspur.
That being said, the Welsh outfit couldn’t have hoped for a more convenient time for this fixture to take place with Tottenham currently undergoing a rocky period in their campaign.
Harry Redknapp’s side have won just one of their last six fixtures, losing three and drawing the other two.
Spurs haven’t came away from a home fixture with all three points since early February with Manchester United and Stoke City winning and drawing, respectively, on their travels to the ground.
Swansea will be hoping to replicate that kind of stern opposition and pull off an April Fool’s Day prank to stun and bemuse Tottenham fans and staff alike.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have been near insurmountable when performing at the Liberty Stadium but their defence has been understandably weaker away from home, conceding an average of 1.60 goals per game on unfamiliar soil.
Similarly, The Swans attack has suffered on the English side of the border and considering that it isn’t anything to write home about on home ground, an average of a goal per game doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.
Bad form or not, Tottenham won’t be any pushovers either and with the fifth top defence in the English top flight, Spurs go into this match as firm favourites.
Harry Redknapp’s team are one of only three sides in the Premier League who haven’t failed to score in any home fixture and with an average of 2.07 goals scored on average when playing at home, that statistic doesn’t look likely to change against Swansea City.
Tottenham have a heap of players sidelined by injury and neither side are expected to bring any new faces back on Sunday, as much of the paper talk has been on the next Tottenham manager if Harry Redknapp takes the England manager post – with Brendan Rogers the favourite as successor.