Tottenham v Southampton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 25, 2019
White Hart Lane - Premier League
Tottenham will look to bounce back from defeat last weekend, as they host Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday. The Saints have had a solid start to the season, but will need to pull off the spectacular to win any points at White Hart Lane.
Southampton pulled off a surprise result to beat Tottenham at St Mary's last season, as despite taking an early lead from Harry Kane, goals from James Ward-Prowse and Yan Valery made Spurs suffer on the day.
Maurizio Pochettino is expected to make wholesale changes to the weakened side that featured mid-week against Colchester. Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris will return to the line- up but the game comes too soon for Ryan Sessegnon, Juan Foyth and Giovanni Lo Celso.
Ralph Hassenhutl should be able to welcome back Nathan Redmond, who was rested mid-week having suffered from cramp after returning from a long-term injury. The manager experimented with a three man front line on Tuesday, but is likely to be more conservative at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham v Southampton Predictions and Previews
Tottenham go into Saturday's game against Southampton with just one win from their last four Premier League games.
Maurizio Pochettino will know that his side have the quality to beat almost any side in the league, but has been unable to get the players to the level they were at last season. Whether through fatigue, a loss of confidence, or injury disruption, Spurs' start to the season has not been good enough, and could see them lose pace with the top four if it doesn't turn around.
For Southampton, the season has started as last ended, with a consistent run of games built on defensive stability and rapid counter-attacks. Their recent defeat against Bournemouth seemed not to fit the pattern, but Ralph Hassenhutl will not be unduly worried, with his side sitting in 13th place in the table.
On Saturday, the Saints are likely to set up much as they did against Manchester United, attempting to soak up pressure and hit their opponents rapidly on the counter-attack and through set pieces. This worked against a fragile United back four, but is unlikely to do so against a more experienced Spurs defence.
However, with both sides playing tiring away fixtures in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, the weekend's game may not be as predictable as it seems.
Harry Kane to score anytime at 4/6
The England striker may well be off his best, but remains a constant threat as his goal at Leicester showed.
Under 2.5 goals scored at 13/10
Spurs are not in great form but should be able to scrape a victory at home on Saturday