Paul Merson predicts Tottenham v Swansea, explains when Spurs were phenomenal
By Amir Mir
Paul Merson has predicted Tottenham to beat Swansea 3-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.
Sky Sports pundit Merson expressed his worry for the home side because they have won only one of their last ten games in all competitions.
But he was impressed their “phenomenal” first-half display against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
Spurs’ unbeaten record was ended by their London rivals last Saturday when Antonio Conte’s men came from a goal down to defeat their neighbours 2-1.
The north London club take on a Swansea side that are fighting relegation after their remarkable 5-4 victory against Crystal Palace last time out.
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Nonetheless, former Arsenal midfielder Merson was highly critical of Swansea’s defending against Palace as he predicted an easy home win for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
“Swansea last weekend, blimey,” Merson wrote in his Sky Sports column. “Every time there was a corner or free-kick the referee should have just given a goal. It was a shambles of a match. It was entertaining but to think that Swansea have turned a corner would be madness.
“I’ve got to go with Tottenham here. For 44 minutes against Chelsea they were phenomenal. However, they’ve only won one of their last 10 games – that’s a bit of a worry. That said, this looks a very winnable match.”
Spurs have recorded 24 points from 13 games this term, but they have just registered one win during their last ten Premier League, Champions League and EFL Cup fixtures.
That win came during their last home game against London rivals West Ham when striker Harry Kane scored two late goals to seal a dramatic win.
In total Pochettino’s side have lost one game, drawn six and won the same amount in the Premier League this term.
However, they are still five points off leaders Chelsea, who travel to third place Manchester City in the early kick-off on Saturday afternoon.
In other Tottenham news, Jan Aage Fjortoft has explained why Spurs are brilliant.