Southampton vs Tottenham
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 20 September 2020
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.
Spurs fans have been given a piece of news or rather rumor, that’s been driving them over the fences with joy – that their beloved Gareth Bale is returning to once again mantle the throne. The dream of Harry Kane and Bale teaming up together at the front would seriously be a sight to watch.
However, for now it’s still in the process, and Jose Mourinho needs to motivate his men to concentrate on what’s at hand.
They had narrowly managed to secure a ticket to the second qualifying round of the Europa the last season – but cannot be assured of any such thing this time around. Several teams have thrown in their names for European contention, and it’s going to be an uphill battle for the Spurs.
On top of that, they have now lost their opening game this campaign – and at no cost can they go winless in the opening two fixtures, which just might set the tone for the rest of the season.
As such, a win is a must this Sunday. And it helps that they are taking on the Saints. Mourinho’s men have a great h2h record against them, and on top of that, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are going through some struggles at the moment.
We can count on Tottenham to do their best and somehow post the three points on the board.
Southampton vs Tottenham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Spurs recorded 12 of the preceding 15 overall wins.
- The last time these two met, they registered a 3-2 win.
- They had scored two or more goals in eight of the preceding thirteen meetings.
- In the past 15 years, only twice have the hosts won at this stadium.
Southampton vs Tottenham: Prediction
Mourinho’s men lost 0-1 at home the last match-day, against Everton. Meanwhile, the Saints lost 1-0 on the road against Crystal Palace.
As things stand, the Spurs have the edge. They might have lost their opener – but that would just make them even more dangerous and desperate for the win. Moreover, they are one of the best teams in the PL, and they were unbeaten in eight of their last league games at the end of the last season.
They also have a great h2h record against this opponent over the years, and importantly, every single Saints win since January have either come against perennial relegation-battlers, or against teams in the lower divisions at present.
As such, expect a dominating performance from Tottenham this weekend.
Southampton vs Tottenham: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Tottenham or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Tottenham to Win Either Half @ 1.70 (7/10).