Match: Southampton vs Tottenham
League: English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 1 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).
Southampton vs Tottenham: Tottenham certainly shows signs of promise under his new manager. With Southampton doing better on the road than at home this quarter, count on the Spurs to point to three points for Wednesday’s victory.
Southampton lost points for the first time in three games after being forced to settle for a 1-1 score against Crystal Palace last week. The hosts were a constant threat in the final throughout this clash and even recorded five target shots, three more than their counterparts.
However, the local team was far from being clinical in their efforts and had to settle for only part of the loot with the last whistle. The Saints have now admitted defeat only twice in their last eight games on PL, scoring fourteen of twenty-four possible points.
On the other hand, Tottenham will head to St Mary’s Stadium after an unbeaten streak of two games. Their previous encounter on the road had seen them play a 2-2 draw against Norwich. At home, they got the best of Brighton with a 2-1 victory.
It should also be mentioned that under José Mourinho, the Spurs only stumbled once on the road, also against Manchester United by a narrow goal margin.
To make matters worse for the Saints devotees, Southampton has had trouble doing things at home this season.
The only two victories for them at home so far have been against Norwich and Watford. Both live in the drop zone.
Given that the hosts have only won the rights to bluff in their last seven meetings with this enemy here too, Tottenham is the favorite to win three points this week.
Anyway, it must be said that visitors only got one point in their last departure. In addition, two of his last five trips to this stadium have also been tied.
To top it all, the Spurs will also be deprived of the services of Heung Min Son, which is suspended. Therefore, the safest hit must be a no-draw.
Also, whatever the result, the hosts were eager to have their names on the match sheet. So far, ten of the twenty-four goals for them are the result of their clashes at home.
In addition, six of their last seven h2h meetings here have seen the two teams find the bottom of the network together. As such, he has Southampton to have his scoring boots with Tottenham in this one.