Ace Football previews the Premier League game between Tottenham and Southampton and offers betting tips, odds, line-ups, and team news.
For the first time since Jose Mourinho was sacked, Ryan Mason will lead Tottenham as announced until the end of the season.
We don’t know what to expect but there is potential for a high-scoring fixture when Tottenham take on Southampton on Wednesday night.
Spurs have struggled of late but their recent home games have also provided plenty of entertainment. They have scored an average of 4.33 goals per game across their last three Premier League fixtures on home turf.
Another high-scoring affair could ensue, particularly if Southampton start poorly again. The Saints have conceded two+ first-half goals in three of their last four league outings.
Harry Kane could miss the clash but Spurs still boast enough firepower in Son and Gareth Bale to punish the visitors.
Tottenham Form and Stats
Spurs drew 2-2 away at Everton on Friday. Harry Kane scored twice and hit the bar late on, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Toffees in a key match in the race for Europe.
Jose Mourinho was sacked on Monday after one win in his last five Premier League matches. Ryan Mason will take charge as caretaker manager until the end of the season.
Spurs’ recent points in the Premier League have come from a 2-0 away win over Aston Villa and a disappointing 2-2 draw against Newcastle. The North London side are seventh and five points off the Champions League places.
- Tottenham have won five of their last six home matches (all competitions)
- Tottenham have seen over 2.5 goals in five of their last six matches (all competitions)
- Tottenham’s Heung-min Son has scored six goals in his last three matches against Southampton (all competitions)
- Tottenham have won 11 of their last 14 home matches against Southampton (all competitions)
Southampton Form and Stats
Southampton lost 1-0 against Leicester in their FA Cup semi-final on Sunday. The Saints struggled to create chances and attempted six shots with just one on target.
The result followed a 3-0 loss away at West Brom in the Premier League, their third loss in four matches.
Poor recent form in the Premier League leaves Southampton in 14th place. A recent 3-2 win against Burnley and a 2-0 away at Sheffield United keeps the Saints nine points off the relegation places.
- Southampton have lost 11 of their last 14 matches (Premier League)
- Southampton have lost seven of their last eight away matches (Premier League)
- Southampton have seen over 2.5 goals in their last four matches (Premier League)
Tottenham: Top-scorer Harry Kane is doubtful with an ankle injury. Full backs Matt Doherty and Ben Davies are also unavailable due to injury.
Southampton: Midfielders William Smallbone and Oriol Romeu are ruled out. Forward Michael Obafemi is also unavailable with a long-term injury.
(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)
Tottenham have an 84-64 advantage over Southampton in 198 meetings with 50 matches drawn.
Spurs beat Southampton 5-2 in the reverse fixture this season. Son Heung-Min scored four goals for the North London side.