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Liberty Stadium

17/03/2018 | 12:15 pm

Tottenham Hotspur

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Liberty Stadium

17/03/2018 | 12:15 pm

In a sentence:  The magic of the FA Cup returns, and the stakes are high as the quarter-finals get underway – both Swansea and Tottenham picked up useful points at the weekend in their respective campaigns, but injury concerns for both make the football predictions wild as South Wales sets the scene for a classic FA Cup encounter.

Last time: Spurs return to the scene of their victory in January in this season’s Premier League. Fernando Llorente and Dele Alli struck to give the Lilywhites a comfortable three points in South Wales.

This time: Swansea are 6/1 to win with Tottenham at 4/9 and the draw 10/3.

You might remember: In a Premier League game in 2015, Harry Kane made the scoresheet, nothing unusual in that except it was for Swansea as the hitman scored an own goal. Fortunately, Christian Eriksen spared Kane’s blushes with a brace to send Spurs back to London with a well-fought point.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Harry Kane world cup predictions
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is a serious doubt for this FA Cup tie against Swansea, after injuring his ankle at Bournemouth last weekend

Swans boss Carlos Carvalhal has turned the South Wales club’s fortunes around and now he has a chance to guide his side to Wembley. However, with survival in the league the priority, that may affect today’s football prediction as much depends on the strength of the lineups both managers decide to play. Tottenham need a trophy though, and there will be few better chances than this season’s FA Cup for the Lilywhites.

Swansea are 6/1 to win and based on current form perhaps they can be a little aggrieved at the length of those odds. As mentioned in our previous FA Cup preview, home advantage can play a vital role. However, you have to go back to 1982 for the last time the Swans beat Spurs either home or away and that is the reason for the long odds.

Tottenham are 4/9 to win and Pochettino’s side are on fire right now. They have also won 11 of the last 13 meetings between the two but are set to be without Kane. That said, with the form Son Heung-min, it seems they have the perfect backup, making them one of the best football betting tips to get the job done.

The draw is 10/3 and extra time is something neither side wants to see with much work still to do in the league. Also, with only two draws between the two in the last 13, it may be worth avoiding this result as one of our unlikely football score predictions.

Both teams to score is 21/20 and that looks like serious value. Six of the last nine games between the two have resulted in both sides finding the back of the net. Swansea have also scored in six of their last eight games.

A goal before 29 minutes is 5/6. In two of the last three games between the pair, a goal has been scored in the first 15 minutes, making for some great value to be had for a fast-starting classic cup tie.

Match Summary

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Look out for:

Spurs to stretch their unbeaten run against Swansea to 16 games. It has been 36 years since the Swans got the better of Tottenham and one of the top football betting tips for the weekend is for that to carry on a little longer at least.

Spurs to be in the lead at half time is 21/20 and considering they have scored three first-half goals in their last three head to head with the Swans, that looks some great value and one of our top FA Cup predictions.

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We fancy:

Both teams to score and Tottenham to win is 13/5 and that is one of our best football predictions to get value from a likely Spurs win.

Even without Kane, Spurs are big hitters and under Carvalhal, Swansea’s goalscoring exploits have dramatically improved with six goals in their last two games at the Liberty Stadium.

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It’s a long shot, but:

Swansea to win 2-0 just like they did in 1982 is a whopping 33/1.

The Swans are a side transformed under former Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal and proved that they have the fight in them to cause an upset by hammering West Ham 4-1 recently.

Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!