Tottenham vs Swansea: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane

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Tottenham must recover from defeat in the League Cup final when they host Swansea tonight.

Swansea, who haven’t won a point at White Hart Lane since 1930, will be hoping to take advantage of the home side’s drop in recent form.

After being knocked out of the Europa League and losing the League Cup last week, Tottenham’s focus will now shift entirely to a top four finish in the Premier League whilst Swansea aim to secure a Europa League place.

A win for the away side could take Swansea within a point of their opponents whilst a loss for Tottenham could seriously dent their Champions League hopes. Three points would see Mauricio Pochettino’s side move up to sixth place, though, over-taking Southampton by just a point.

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There will be sentiment too, as the late Dave Mackay will be remembered at White Hart Lane – a former Spurs player who many regard as their greatest ever. Mackay was part of the winning side that won the double under Bill Nicholson.

KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Swansea 1 (Bony) 2 Tottenham (Kane, Eriksen), Premier League, December 2014

Swansea 1 (Bony) 3 Tottenham (Adebayor 2, Chico), Premier League, January 2014

Tottenham 1 (Soldado) 0 Swansea, Premier League, August 2013

STATS…

Swansea have lost their last 13 games at White Hart Lane in the league. Their last win was in a league cup game in 1978 when they beat Tottenham 3-1.

This will be Tottenham’s seventh game in only 26 days.

Swansea are chasing their club’s record tally in the Premier League – 47. They are currently on 40 points.

Harry Kane has scored 12 goals for Tottenham in his last 11 league appearances.

ODDS…

Tottenham to win: 3/4

Swansea to win: 14/5

Draw: 17/4

TV: Highlights on BBC1 Match of the Day at 10.45pm

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