Tottenham Hotspur vs Swansea City – betting tips and predictions

Tottenham will be hoping to claim the first home win of the league season when they host Swansea at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The North London side have failed to claim a win in their first two league games at Wembley Stadium, and many have questioned their ability to get results at the stadium. The 3-1 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund during the midweek was their first home win of the season, and manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted that the win was more than three points for him. Spurs, who registered…

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Swansea City vs Newcastle United – betting tips and predictions

Swansea City will attempt to build on their away win over Crystal Palace when they host Newcastle United at Liberty Stadium on Sunday evening. The hosts started their season with a goalless draw at Southampton and followed that up with a disappointing 4-0 loss to Manchester United at home. They scored their first goal of the season in the win over Palace, and that result must have done a world of good for their confidence. For the Swans, midfielder Renato Sanchez, who has arrived in a loan move from Bayern…

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Another transfer setback for Chelsea on deadline day

Premier League champions Chelsea can’t seem to get anything right in the transfer market of late. After losing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool, the Blues have now reportedly lost Swansea striker Fernando Llorente to Tottenham. Yesterday we reported that Blues manager Antonio Conte is keen to sign the former Juventus striker, but Spurs have gazumped their move on the deadline day. Spurs reportedly registered their interest in the player last-Wednesday and completed the signing by Thursday morning. According to La Liga journalist Guillem Blagaue, Llorente has agreed on a £12m move…

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Crystal Palace vs Swansea City predictions and betting tips

Pointless Crystal Palace will host Swansea City at Selhurst Park on Saturday. The Eagles have suffered 0-3 and 0-1 defeats to Huddersfield and Liverpool respectively and currently sit joint-bottom at the table. Swansea have also struggled on the scoring front this season as they started the season with a goalless draw against Southampton and followed that up with the 4-0 defeat to Manchester United. Eagles boss Frank de Boer is under immense pressure to put points on the board and anything other than a win against the Swans will only…

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Swansea City vs Manchester United predictions and betting tips

Manchester United will be hoping to build up on their impressive start to the new season when they travel to Swansea for a Saturday afternoon kick-off. United eased to a 4-0 win over West Ham in their season opener, but they would be prepared for a fight against the Swans, who have been a tough opponent for them in the recent years. The Welsh side, who opened the season with a goalless draw at Southampton, will also be up for their first home game of the season. Ahead of the…

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Swansea continuing talks over Sigurdsson transfer

Swansea City manager Paul Clement says the club are in talks with another club over the potential transfer of midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson. Everton and Leicester City have both shown interest in signing the 27-year-old playmaker this summer, with the former submitting two bids in excess of £40m already this summer, albeit to no avail as of yet. With just a week-and-a-half until the start of the new Premier League season, Clement is keen for the situation to be resolved as quickly as possible so his squad can be prepared for…

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Chelsea eye defensive duo to replace Zouma and striker set to depart

Chelsea have identified Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci and Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk as possible defensive recruitments, according to the latest report from London Evening Standard. The report claims that any defensive arrival will possibly lead to the departure of centre-back Kurt Zouma on a loan deal. The French centre-back missed most of the last season with a cruciate injury and now manager Antonio Conte wants him to gain first-team experience elsewhere. French sides Lyon and Nice have already expressed interest in the 22-year-old, but Conte is not likely to let…

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Who’s it going to be – Crystal Palace, Swansea or Hull City?

The relegation battle in the Premier League has seen some teams fall off in the recent weeks and it seems to be taking one final look. Sunderland and Middlesbrough occupy the last two spots and are almost certain to suffer relegation. The likes of Leicester City, Bournemouth and Burnley, have pulled away of late while West Ham defeated Swansea in a crucial six-pointer on the weekend. As things stand, it appears that one out of Crystal Palace, Swansea and Hull City would accompany Sunderland and Middlesbrough to the Championship next…

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Relegation battle shaping up to be more interesting than the title-race

It is shaping up to be a one-horse title race in Premier League this season. Following their 3-1 win over Arsenal, Chelsea have further cemented their claim on the title. Liverpool’s defeat to Hull City left them in a vulnerable position too. As things stand, the Blues have a formidable nine-point lead over second-placed Tottenham. It appears that Antonio Conte’s side would run away with the league title in the Italian’s first season in England. However, if you are looking for real suspense and drama, then you need to follow…

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Spurs eye United defender as midfielder completes move to Swansea

Tom Carroll completed a move to Swansea City from Tottenham yesterday. The 24-year-old English man is said to have signed a three-and-a-half-year contract, with Swansea having to shell out a sum in the region of £5M for him. We’re pleased to announce the signing of @tom_carroll92 from @SpursOffcial. ✍️#WelcomeBackTomhttps://t.co/ah2ZOLjG3L — Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) January 17, 2017   While a product of Tottenham’s lauded academy, Carroll is no stranger to the Welsh club as he spent the entirety of the 2014/2015 on loan there. Carroll had found game time hard…

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Diego Costa trains alone as Conte turns eyes towards La Liga star

Following his row with manager Antonio Conte last week, Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been spotted training alone at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground, according to a report from the Express. Costa reportedly refused to train before their game against Leicester City on Saturday, citing an injury—an opinion not shared by the club’s medical staff and Conte. This saga has led to a new rumour claiming that Chelsea have reignited their interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. The 24-year-old Spain international moved back to Madrid this summer after a successful spell at…

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Premier League relegation fight heats up

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As the Premier League fast approaches the halfway stage of the season, ambitions will soon be fine-tuned and attentions turned towards getting the results needed to achieve specific goals. For the likes of Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool, focus will be on winning as much as possible to try and mount a serious title challenge. For other clubs – Hull, Sunderland, Swansea, Middlesbrough and so on, the focus will quickly change to specifically trying to garner as many points as they can to try and lift themselves away from the…

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Premier League 2016-17 season preview

The new Premier League season is finally upon us! Time to preview the 2016-17 campaign! Top two It seems the two Manchester clubs will battle for the English football crown this season. Manchester City have Pep Guardiola to coach them and made a couple of excellent signings this summer. Ilkay Gundogan could be gold in City’s midfield, while Leroy Sane adds pace and creativity, and John Stones is made to play in a Guadriola-led team due to his great feet. But can the Citizens play Guardiola football? That’s the big…

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Swansea in the market for two new strikers

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has revealed that the club are currently in the market for two new strikers, according to the BBC. Whilst the Welsh club are interested in buying the Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente, they have also made an enquiry about signing Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa. At present the only senior centre forward confirmed as being available to Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin for the start of the new season is Andre Ayew, after the club sold Eder and Alberto Paloschi to Lille and Atalanta respectively, whilst Bafetimbi…

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Five of the best free transfers from the 2015/2016 Premier League Season

English Premier League clubs notoriously spend vast sums of money in the transfer market, with last season representing a prime example of that. Specifically after the 2016 January transfer window closed, it was revealed that Premier League clubs had spent more than £1bn on transfers during a single season for the first time. Whilst the Premier League clubs 2015 summer spending reached £870m, they spent a further £175m during January, to give a total transfer expenditure for the season of £1,045bn. That exceeded the previous record of £965bn, which was…

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Jordan Ibe departs Liverpool, Joe Allen could soon follow

AFC Bournemouth have signed winger Jordan Ibe from Liverpool for a club-record transfer fee of £15 million. The 20-year-old signed a four-year deal with the Cherries after completing his medical on Wednesday and will now fly to Chicago to join the club’s pre-season training camp. Ibe was once considered to be the biggest upcoming talent at Liverpool and was awarded a new five-year deal by the Merseyside club last May. However, he struggled for a regular starting berth following the arrival of Jurgen Klopp at Anfield and was widely tipped…

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One in and one out at Liverpool

A couple of major Liverpool-related transfer stories have emerged recently. To begin with, the Reds have once been linked with Barcelona winger Cristian Tello. Liverpool were also linked with the player in 2014, and now according to Spanish newspaper Marca, they are prepared to reignite their interest in the 24-year-old. The Merseysiders are reportedly considering making an approach for the player, who is valued at £5.4m by his club. Tello spent the second half of the last season on loan at Serie A club Fiorentina, and they are reportedly interested…

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Premier League Season Review – Swansea City

Swansea City: 12th FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Round Three After guiding the club to eighth and attaining 56 points in his first full season in charge, it was always going to be a difficult ask for Swansea manager Garry Monk to improve on that this time around. Still, he had players in form and full of confidence, and they looked well capable of fighting for another top half finish, so nobody could have envisaged that one of English (or indeed Welsh) football’s brightest coaching prospect would be out of a job by early December. It…

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Swansea vs Man City – Premier League preview and team news

Manuel Pellegrini’s three-year reign as manager of Manchester City will end in South Wales as they take on Swansea City aiming to secure the point they need to achieve qualification for next season’s Champions League. The home side are finishing with flourish and victory here will make it five in a row at the Liberty Stadium, but it was on their travels where they excelled last weekend as they took a very strong West Ham United team apart with a dynamic and clinical attacking display. Despite resting several key players,…

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West Ham vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

West Ham United will be hoping to maintain their wonderful form as they push for European football, and their latest opponents are a Swansea City team that now has the satisfaction of having secured mathematical safety. The hosts are still not totally out of Champions League contention, and their hopes are improved by the fact that they have a game in hand on fourth-placed Manchester City. The first target however will be to make absolutely sure of a top six finish, with pressure coming from both Southampton and Liverpool. But the…

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Swansea vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

Liverpool will be aiming to collect their fourth win in five Premier League matches when they head to South Wales to take on Swansea City, having triumphed in each of the last four meetings between the sides. There was a lot of possession but no penetration for Swansea last weekend as they were beaten heavily by title favourites Leicester City. A lot of the damage inflicted upon them was of their own making as Ashley Williams for an uncharacteristically casual and slack pass resulted in the opening goal, from which…

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Leicester vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

After seeing their lead at the top of the Premier League cut to five points with four games remaining, Leicester City will be looking to regain the full initiative by seeing off the challenge of Swansea City. There were so many points to discuss following Leicester’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United, unquestionably the most difficult 90 minutes they have had to endure for some time. Leading through Jamie Vardy’s first half goal, their top scorer was sent off after the break and despite manfully holding on to their advantage…

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Newcastle vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Six games remain for Newcastle United to make an unlikely escape from relegation, and the first sees them take on a Swansea City side to whom they have lost in six of their last seven Premier League meetings. Performances such as the one which saw them surrender at Southampton last weekend are only serving to reinforce the feeling that Newcastle will be losing their top-flight status at the end of the season, and with a bit of a whimper. Half-hearted and lightweight defending contributed to the concession of three goals,…

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Swansea vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City will be aiming for their third consecutive home victory, but in order to do that they must overcome a Chelsea side that has not lost in the Premier League since December 14. A double substitution from boss Francesco Guidolin helped Swansea to make an unlikely comeback from two goals down to earn a creditable draw at Stoke City in their last match, with the pace of Jefferson Montero and the energy of January signing Alberto Paloschi turning things around in a game in which they looked totally dead…

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Stoke vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City will be hoping to achieve just their fourth away victory of the season when they make the trip to Stoke City, who still have realistic ambitions of qualifying for Europe. A lot will depend here on which Stoke side will actually turn up. Maybe they will deliver a sluggish performance like in their last home outing against Southampton, or maybe they will get on the front foot from the start and attack with incision and quality, as they did just before the international break in winning at Watford.…

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