Southampton vs Tottenham Betting Tips
Tottenham and Southampton head into a hectic run of fixtures when they meet each other at St.Mary’s Stadium tomorrow evening. Premier League’s festive period schedules will see Tottenham playing three games in a span of eight days whereas Southampton face an even more daunting challenge of playing three games within six days. Southampton are unbeaten in their last four outings in all competitions and their net hasn’t been bulged at home in five hour and five minutes of Premier League football. The Saints are fresh off a magnificent 3-1 victory against their south coast rivals Bournemouth and will also draw inspiration from the fact that they are the last side to have won against Spurs at White Hart Lane. They did it in the Tiger’s den, so why not at their own battlefield?
We have already seen a number of return stories this week- Joe Allen to Anfield, David Moyes to Old Trafford-if you are keeping a list you may add Mauricio Pochettino’s name on it! The Spurs boss returns to his former workplace on Wednesday but it’s not his first visit to St.Mary’s as an opposing manager. Pochettino picked up four points from his past two visits to Southampton and will be looking to keep up his unbeaten run at St.Mary’s this Wednesday to keep Tottenham in contention for a top four berth. The Lilywhites have won four back to back matches at home in the league but haven’t picked up a win on the road since September.
Oriol Romeu will be available for selection after serving a suspension. Jordy Clasie might miss out with a groin injury.
Injuries: Charlie Austin(shoulder), Jake Hesketh(knock), Jeremy Pied(knee), Matt Targett(hamstring), Alex McCarthy(hamstring)
Doubt: Jordy Clasie(groin)
- Tottenham Hotspur
Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembela and Vincent Janssen are declared fit to take the trip at Southampton.
Injury: Erik Lamela(hip)
Both teams boast the tightest defences in England so a goal-fest is highly unlikely. We will give Tottenham our benefit of doubt because of their attacking superiority.
- Southampton(7th in the league, last 5 matches in all competitions)
3-1(Away, Bournemouth)0-0(Away, Stoke)1-0(Home, Middlesbrough)1-1(UEL, Home, Hapoel Be’er Sheva)0-3(Away, Crystal Palace)
- Tottenham Hotspur(5th in the league, last 5 matches in all competitions)
2-1(Home, Burnley)3-0(Home, Hull)0-1(Away, Man United)3-1(UCL, Home, CSKA Moscow)5-0(Home, Swansea)
HEAD TO HEAD
|Total Played||Soutampton wins||Spurs wins||Draws|
8 May, 2016
White Hart Lane
Southampton 2-Tottenham 1
- Southampton last 20 home matches against teams above them-7 wins, 6 draws, 7 losses, 1.2 goals scored/game, 1.3 goals conceded/game
- Tottenham last 20 away matches against teams below them-10 wins, 7 draws, 3 losses, 1.9 goals scored/game, 1 goal conceded/game
- Southampton’s 2-1 win over Spurs in May ended a run of seven Premier League games without beating them (D1 L6).
- After six successive away defeats to the Saints in all competitions, Tottenham are unbeaten in their last four games against them on the south coast (W3 D1).
- Spurs’ boss Mauricio Pochettino took charge of Southampton 54 times in the Premier League and won 35% of his matches there (19). Southampton’s 17 Premier League games this season have seen just 33 goals scored; fewer than any other side.
- Only Chelsea (43) have allowed their opponents fewer shots on target than Southampton (45) in the Premier League this season.
- Tottenham (111) are one of only two sides to have attempted 100+ shots on target in the Premier League this season, alongside Liverpool.
- Saints haven’t conceded a home goal in five hours and five minutes of Premier League football.
- Since joining Southampton in August 2014, Fraser Forster has kept a clean sheet in 40% of his Premier League matches for the club (26/65) and conceded only 54 goals.
- Harry Kane has scored with just two of his 17 shots in the Premier League since November 26th and one of these goals was a penalty.
- Spurs are winless in five Premier League away games, losing the last two (D3 L2). They haven’t lost three successive away games in the competition since March 2014 under Tim Sherwood.
- Kyle Walker has assisted four goals this season in the Premier League; more than any other defender, while only Nathaniel Clyne (28) has created more chances from defence than the Spurs’ full back (26).