Swansea City have a double header in North London coming up, in which they will play two of their toughest games yet.
Sunday’s opponents are Tottenham Hotspur, and with Spurs sitting in second place, and only conceding 20 goals in the 26 games they have played, it may be one of the toughest tests yet for the struggling Swans.
Swansea have a cushion protecting them from getting into the drop zone, in the way of Norwich City, who are three points below the Swans. (Oh yes, and we play them in a couple of weeks!)
Unsurprisingly, Harry Kane is second in the Premier League list of top scorers for this season so far, and as a Swansea goalscorer, he would be level with Marvin Emnes, with one Swansea goal (Remember that great tap in that he scored in the 2-2 draw earlier on in the season?)
Swansea’s last win came just over a month ago against Everton, and since then, they have picked up five points out of a possible 16, if you count the Everton game.
Swansea need 13 points in order to reach the ‘Magic 40’, however I cannot see us getting many, if not any points in this game.
One reassurance is that Spurs have Europa League football to plan for, however they are only five points off the top of the table so it is unlikely that anyone will be rested for this game.
Last season, Swansea fell to a disappointing 3-2 loss at White Hart Lane. Nacer Chadli opened the scoring in the seventh minute, and Bafetimbi Gomis had to be stretchered off of the pitch shortly after as he collapsed due to a medical condition that he suffers from. Ki Sung-Yueng leveled the scores on the 19th minute, only for Ryan Mason and Andros Townsend to make it 3-1. Sigurdsson got a goal back in the dying moments of the game, but it was all too late.
I cannot see Swansea getting any more than a point tomorrow. This is the time in the season where I will settle for points here and there, and take the three points as a bonus. However, Tottenham may be too strong for us to even share the spoils against, and I’m going to go for a 3-1 defeat. I wouldn’t normally predict a Swansea loss, but with Spurs having the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane, I can’t see Andre Ayew and Bafe ‘Offside’ Gomis equalling them. However, if Sigurdsson is on form tomorrow, it could be a different story.
Who am I kidding? Time to be the underdogs. A scrappy 1-0 win.