Southampton vs Tottenham Premier League Predictions

Premier League Southampton vs Tottenham
Southampton vs Tottenham Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 2-1.

With this game affecting both the battle for the top four and the relegation battle, this promises to not only be an exciting match but an important one too, as Mauricio Pochettino returns to his old club with Tottenham Hotspur as they prepare to take on Southampton.

Predictions

On paper, Spurs should be the favourites for this game but given their recent run of results you just never know what performance they’ll put in, especially if Southampton have their tails up.

The Saints come into this game off the back of just three wins in their last 13 games, with their last three wins coming against Fulham, Everton and Leicester.

Spurs, on the other hand, need a win to keep themselves clear of the chasing pack in the race for Champions League football. A win down south would give them their first Premier League win since February 10th and their first win on the road since the middle of January.

In recent weeks, Southampton haven’t dealt with games against the top six fairly well, losing to both Manchester United and Arsenal while also drawing to Chelsea and losing to Manchester City closer to New Year.

The visitors will be favourites to record another win on their travels, picking up 11 on the road this season, losing four and drawing none.

Spurs will be favourites for this game but one must wonder how their midweek exploits against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League will affect their fitness? But if Tottenham can dig deep enough there’s a 2-1 win on the agenda for them.

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Score Prediction

Betting Tips

Spurs are seen as heavy favourites for this clash so an away win carries very little risk while it is also highly likely that both teams will score. Southampton know that they’ll need to come out fighting in order to clear themselves from relegation trouble so will look to attack at any opportunity and this is among the best online betting odds for this round of action. 888sport have it as 49/20 when combined with the Tottenham win.

These are lengthy odds for an outcome which is more probable than they reflect, due to the pattern of play that always occurs with Tottenham. They have a habit of going into the break all square before finding an extra level of energy in the second half, so expect the first 45 minutes to be cagey before both teams go for the kill in the second 45 rated at 19/5 by 888sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

These two teams have a rich history against each other, with Southampton only managing to beat Spurs once in the past 14 years.

Stats

  • Spurs haven’t kept a clean sheet against Southampton since 2015 in a 2-0 win at St.Mary’s, but have scored against them 16 times since the Saints’ last win against Tottenham.
  • Southampton have only beaten one of the top six home or away this season, which was Arsenal when Charlie Austin scored a late winner.
  • Tottenham have been much better away from Wembley this season, picking up 11 wins and losing four times while scoring 31 times and conceding 17.
  • As for the Saints, they’ve only won three times in front of their own fans this season, drawing six and losing five, while scoring just 17 goals in the process.
By:James Cooke

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

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