Reasons for Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspurs Tips
Southampton is in an awful situation right now, they are just one point away from the relegation zone. Tottenham is in absolutely diametral position, they are chasing Chelsea and Liverpool for a place in Champions League next season. Football odds are on the side of the Spurs for this encounter. The Whites from north London can be satisfied with their season so far, Kane and other lads are on their level. On another side, the Saints can be worried about their performances and their place in a table. Also, van Dijk left them without his help in a struggle to survive in Premier League.
Southampton is just one place above the relegation zone, they are far from their possibilities. Austin, Tadic, and Gabbiadini are miles away from necessary forms, and they need to prove their value until the end of the season if they don’t wont to play Championship next season. The Saints won only one of last five games at home. Also, they won just three matches at St.Mary’s Stadium since the beginning of the season. Southampton won only one game in December in January which is one of eleven games. Van Dijk, Dutch international moved to Anfield earlier this month after the Reds paid Southampton £75 million to make him the world’s most expensive defender in history. After van Dijk, Yoshida and Austin will be out of the protocol for this match.
Tottenham Hotspurs Preview
The Spurs are without a defeat for six consecutive games. In five of last seven their matches, there were more than 2.5 goals. Tottenham Hotspurs are scoring the first goal in meetings in five out of previous six cases. There is no rule when the Spurs concede or score their goals out of the Webley. Harry Kane is two goals away from becoming the 27th player to score 100 goals in the Premier League. Dele Alli just love to play against the Saints. Son and Eriksen will be a significant threat for a goalie of the Saints. Alderweireld, Rose, and Winks will not be ready to help their lads to beat this opponent.
Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspurs Head to Head
Southampton is winless in five home matches against Tottenham Hotspur since returning to the Premier League in 2012 (D1 L4). Mauricio Pochettino is yet to lose a Premier League match at St Mary’s Stadium since he left Southampton at the end of 2013/14 (D1 W2). Dele Alli has five goals and three assists in four Premier League appearances versus Southampton. The Saints is without a clean sheet for eleven matches against the Spurs. Tottenham has three victories in a row versus Southampton, but the Spurs conceded at least one goal in their previous four games. The first to score in the encounter is Tottenham in four out of last five games. Southampton won over Tottenham in this stadium last time in 2005.
Predictions and Bets for Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspurs
Our first suggestion is more than 2.5 goals. Recent four clashes between these two sides ended in that manner, and this time we think it will be the same. Also, both team is more than capable to score a goal in this clash. Football odds are on the side of the Spurs, but the Saints are not without their chances to take some points, especially at St.Mary’s Stadium. Our second suggestion is more goals in the second halftime. Kane and his buddies like to play second halftimes, and they will dictate the manner of the gameplay here.