Wednesday 5 December, kick-off 8pm
Wembley Stadium – Premier League
With Tottenham’s new ground nearing completion, this Premier League preview between Spurs and Southampton could be one of their last at Wembley. Irrespective of that, Mauricio Pochettino needs a win after defeat in the north London derby. The travelling Saints fans will hope their players put in a performance that’s going to impress new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Southampton have only scored 12 goals in 14 games so far this season. Tottenham may be missing a couple of defenders, but they should be in for a comfortable evening on Wednesday. You can bet against both teams scoring at 21/20 in the football betting predictions for this game. Spurs are 13/10 with bet365 to win to nil, and 9/1 to win 3-0.
Tottenham to win to nil
Harry Kane’s penalty against Arsenal takes him to eight Premier League goals for the season. The England captain has scored twice as many as any other Spurs player, and he’s the 9/4 favourite with Betfred to open the scoring in this Tottenham vs Southampton prediction. Kane is 8/13 to bag anytime and 20/1 to strike first in a 3-0 Spurs win.
Harry Kane to score first
Tottenham eased to a 5-2 victory over Southampton in last season’s corresponding fixture. The home team are 80/1 with Betfair to repeat that result in your football score predictions. With Kane scoring first those football betting odds rise to 120/1. It’s 200/1 with him netting a hat-trick like last time, and 350/1 if he also scores first.
Tottenham to win 5-2
What’s the story with Tottenham vs Southampton?
Is Tottenham vs Southampton on TV? Unfortunately, the game’s not on TV in the UK.
What happened last time? The teams drew 1-1 when they met at St Mary’s in January. A Davinson Sanchez own goal put the Saints in front early on, but Harry Kane equalised just minutes later.
What are the Tottenham vs Southampton odds? Tottenham are 7/19 in your Premier League predictions, while Southampton are 19/2. The draw is 17/4 with bet365.
Remember that time…this fixture produced seven goals last season? Kane hit a hat-trick as Spurs won 5-2 at Wembley on Boxing Day.
Team news and form
Last six: WWWWWL
There’s no chance of Sanchez scoring an own goal on Wednesday night, as the defender’s out with a hamstring strain. Fellow centre-back Jan Vertonghen is suspended after his red card against Arsenal, while Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele are both out of these Tottenham vs Southampton predictions. Erik Lamela has a minor muscle injury and is expected back in another week or two.
Last six: DLDLDD
Mario Lemina is suspended for the visitors, which is a real blow for caretaker boss Kelvin Davis. Shane Long has been ruled out with an ongoing ankle issue, while four players face late fitness tests. That makes Danny Ings, Ryan Bertrand and Matt Targett all doubts, along with Michael Obafemi.
Tottenham vs Southampton prediction, preview and betting tips
It’s hardly plain sailing at either of these clubs coming into this midweek Premier League fixture. Tottenham let a lead slip to lose against fierce rivals Arsenal on Sunday, while Southampton have fired Mark Hughes. The Saints boss only managed three wins in 22 Premier League matches, with former RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl officially taking charge on Thursday.
Tottenham are 7/19 in your football predictions, and their superior quality makes them the clear favourites. Spurs have slipped to fifth on goal difference after defeat at the weekend, and they can’t afford to lose this one if they want to maintain any realistic hope of mounting a title challenge. Manchester City are 11 points clear after their midweek victory, and Mauricio Pochettino needs to build momentum ahead of a crunch Champions League clash with Barcelona.
The visitors are 19/2 in your Tottenham v Southampton betting tips, but that looks like a bet to avoid. The Saints have only won once all season, against Crystal Palace at the start of September. The away team are looking for a bounce with their new manager taking the reigns this week, but they were battered in this fixture last season and Spurs have played well for the most part this term.
The draw is 17/4 and that’d be an excellent point for the Saints in this Tottenham v Southampton prediction. Southampton did get a draw in their most recent game against Spurs, but that was on home soil. Tottenham won three in a row before that, although the Saints did win at White Hart Lane in May 2016.
Christian Eriksen is 17/2 to open the scoring on Wednesday. The Danish international has five assists but is yet to score himself in the Premier League. He does have two in the Champions League though, including the only goal of the game against Inter Milan at Wembley last week. For Southampton, Danny Ings and Charlie Austin are both priced at 10/1 in your first goalscorer predictions.
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