Saturday, January 10, 2009



I feel it will be tough for Burnley to pick themselves up after conceding four second half goals at White Hart Lane in midweek. It is not so much that they lost 4-1, but that the Championship side looked so comfortable for much of the first half, that such a wide margin defeat seemed impossible. They still have the return leg with Spurs to come and a FA Cup replay too, in what is becoming a very heavy and draining schedule.

Swansea will be a tough nut to crack, they are rested having not played since the 28th December, are well organised and very comfortable on the ball. Few teams enjoy more possession than Roberto Martinez's team, who pass the ball as well as any other side in the Championship. They are struggling to finish teams off and have drawn an incredible eight matches in a row, but sooner or later, someone will get a thumping. On the road, they have only lost to league leaders Wolves in nine outings.

This is being televised and should be a very entertaining game to watch, not much between these two, but Swansea should be fresher and in a better mental state, I do not expect them to lose.

5.5 points Swansea City +1/4 ball 2.05 asian line.... now 1.97

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