Date: 3rd October 2015 at 10:27pm
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The pundits predict Sunday’s match as Swansea City host Spurs as they go in search for their first League win in 4 games.

The likes of BT Sport commentator Michael Owen, Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday pundit Paul Merson and BBC’s regular something Mark Lawrenson have all given their thoughts and predictions on the game.

The game was moved to Sunday due to Spurs’ involvement in the Europa League on Thursday, so their lack of preparation time could be a factor in their predictions as Pochettino’s side look to build on their 4-1 victory over Manchester City – who incidentally recovered today with a 6-1 thrashing of Newcastle United.

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and England international striker – and now boring us with his commentary on BT Sports, Michael Owen wonders if their Europa League involvement will affect them on Sunday.

He is actually the only one predicting a possible narrow 1-0 win for the Swans, with a backup 1-1 prediction – which matches that of Paul Merson.

‘Tottenham did the double over Swansea last season and many will be expecting the same result after their 4-1 defeat of Man City at the weekend.

But while Swansea have lost three of their last four games, they are unbeaten at home this season, and I fancy they could nick this 1-0, with 1-1 as a back-up.

This may be predictable, but Tottenham do have the little distraction of having played in the Europa League at Monaco on Thursday night.’

Paul Merson is also predicting a 1-1 draw, but he didn’t hold back when talking about the Swans, insisting they must stop believing the hype following their good start to the season, which has suddenly come to a sudden halt as they’re looking for a first win in 4.

‘Swansea need to stop believing the hype that surrounds them. They haven’t won a match since everyone started saying how good they were. Jefferson Montero was the reason for their early form, he got injured and recovered but never returned to the team. I have been disappointed with Swansea if I’m being honest.

Four weeks ago I would have backed Swansea but Spurs head to Wales full of confidence after their win over Man City. I can’t see Spurs losing this one, they’ll comfortably earn a point at the Liberty Stadium.’

Surprisingly, BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson is also predicting a 1-1 draw, rather than his usual defeat for the Swans.

‘With three league wins in a row, Tottenham are on a great run. With only one point from their last three league games, Swansea aren’t.

Again I’m going to look beyond the form table here, because I think Swansea will improve sooner or later.

If the Welsh side are back on their game, Spurs will not see much of the ball – and being without the injured Son Heung-min will not help the visitors.
I am going for a draw, which would keep Tottenham ticking over and halt Swansea’s slide.’

1-1 seems to be the popular prediction, and I too can’t see the game being much else than a low-scoring draw either, but you just know it won’t be even though it seems like the match has that scoreline written all over it.

Last time out at home, the Swans were fortunate to get a point against Everton, who wasted chances to win the game, and you wonder if Spurs will do the same on Sunday – I doubt it.

But Swansea City simply have to improve from the performances they’ve produced in their last few games. They haven’t played well since their last win against Manchester United and a point will be satisfying to say the least against a side we’ve only picked up a point from in 8 attempts.

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