Tottenham vs Southampton: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018, @3:00pm ET
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Mauricio Pochettino welcomes his former employers to Wembley as he looks to continue Tottenham’s fine form this season.
An early season blip has been forgotten as Spurs have made a real play for the Champions League spots. The defeat of Chelsea was a tactical master stroke from Pochettino and he will be expecting three more points from the visit of a Southampton side who are already looking like relegation favourites.
Southampton’s solitary Premier League victory came way back at the start of September and the south coast club have not looked impressive for the majority of this campaign. They only just escaped relegation last season and if things don’t change fast they will be in the middle of another battle to stay up this time around.
Spurs have played at a real pace this season with their incisive moves dominating many of the sides they have taken all three points from. Pochettino will look to exploit Southampton’s defensive frailties knowing that their attacking options are limited.
Mark Hughes will be worried that Southampton have tended to crumble against the top sides this season, with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all recording big wins against his side. Expect another heavy defeat at Wembley as Spurs could win this one 4-0.
- Spurs to win to nil
Southampton have had a real problem scoring this season and with Tottenham likely to enjoy the majority of possession it is difficult to see the Saints scoring at all.
- Total goals over 3.5
Harry Kane has started to score a few goals recently but Dele Alli, Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura have all chipped in so far this season so expect goals at Wembley.
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Head to Head
Southampton last defeated Spurs in 2016 and Tottenham thrashed their visitors 5-2 in this fixture last season.
- Harry Kane has started to pick up his goal rate and scored in Tottenham’s last home game against Chelsea. Traditionally a slow starter to the season the England captain is still near the top of the goal scoring charts.
- When Southampton scored two in the defeat to Fulham it was the first time they had found the net more than once since their 2-2 draw with Brighton in the middle of September.
- Although they are looking good this season – and pushing for Champions League qualification once again – Spurs are not hitting as many goals as their main rivals and have a smaller goal difference than Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.
- Southampton have recorded the fewest amount of victories this season so far in the Premier League. The Saints only won seven out of 38 last season staying up thanks to a very late run of positive results.