Misfiring Swans face a must-win


Swansea City and Southampton play out a definite six-pointer at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday, with their Premier League futures well and truly on the line.

The Saints have the advantage on goal difference, but knowing that they face champions Man City in their final game only serves to heap on more pressure, especially with the Swans taking on already relegated Stoke on the final day.

Southampton, 7/5 to claim a win which would see them all but safe thanks to their superior goal difference, have had the edge in this fixture in recent times, having won 1-0 on three of their last four visits to South Wales.

Almost unbelievably Shane Long has scored on both of his last two outings in Swansea, with the Irishman definitely goal-shy in netting five league goals across the last two seasons.

He is 23/10 to score at any time on Tuesday, but can be considered somewhat prolific as compared to the Swans, who have scored a mere twice in a winless eight-game run in recent weeks.

On Wednesday a top-four race which appeared to be over takes centre stage, with Tottenham hoping to avoid becoming Totteringham once again.

One win in their last four league games has allowed Chelsea to ramp up the pressure, with the Blues at home to Huddersfield Town as Spurs play host to Newcastle United.

And the omens are not good for Tottenham, with the Magpies having nested nicely in winning on their last three visits to Spurs.

At 15/1 to do so again on Wednesday, Newcastle are perhaps too long to be of interest, but 7/1 for a draw has some merit.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will need to be careful not to be bitten by a Terriers side still fighting for their top-flight future and who showed how to negate the champions on Sunday.

Town are an almost ridiculous 19/1 to win at Stamford Bridge, but 13/2 for a draw which could see them safe is certainly something to consider.