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Swansea v Tottenham: Scene set for Spurs’ fifth straight away win

| 17.01.2014

Since Tim Sherwood’s interim appointment Tottenham fans have been treated to an impressive haul of 13 points from the last 15 available, and with Swansea struggling to get results at the Liberty Stadium, the Lilywhites should make it 16 from 18 in south Wales.

Who would have thought that changing the formation to a good old fashioned 4-4-2 was all that Tottenham required to turn their fortunes around after that chastening 5-0 loss to Liverpool.

Still, Andres Villas-Boas deserves credit for starting Tottenham’s away winning streak in the Premier League and punters looking for a way in here, ought to take Ladbrokes up on their 5/4 offering for Spurs to make it five consecutive road wins.

Swansea may be progressing in the cup competitions, but this has been at the obvious expense of their league form.

Michael Laudrup’s side are seven without a win and have only triumphed in front of their own fans twice in their last 15 Liberty appearances and further frustration lies in store in front of Sky’s cameras.

The most notable difference from the AVB era is that Sherwood’s decision to bring back Emmanuel Adebayor alongside Roberto Soldado, is a steep increase in goals, where they have averaged a slither over two per game compared to just shy of one previously.

Spurs grabbing another 2-3 goals in Wales is handsomely priced at 7/5, while another man to have benefitted from the change in tactics by drifting in from the left of a four-man midfield, is Christian Eriksen.

The Dane’s match-sealing strike against Crystal Palace last time out was his third in his last four top-flight appearances and 5/2 is good value about the playmaker hitting the net once more.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.