Southampton vs Tottenham
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).
Home advantage, current form of the Saints coupled with the struggles of Spurs could mean that Southampton are the favorites to record a win this weekend in the FA Cup.
Southampton vs Tottenham Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, which was just three weeks back, Southampton won at this venue with a 1-0 scoreline.
- The previous four games in a row, and six of the last seven saw the teams at home winning.
- 11 of the preceding 14 fixtures had goals from both teams.
- Southampton are on a two-match winning run at this venue.
Southampton vs Tottenham Match Preview
Jose Mourinho need to respond now. He was brought in to fix problems, but so far it seems that the Portuguese has not been able to outshine, at least to an extent, Maurucio Pochettino.
If this winless streak continues, and on top of that if the Spurs are booted out from the FA Cup as well, Mou could really be looking to add another sacking to his resume.
Southampton vs Tottenham Prediction
Southampton had taken on Huddersfield in the previous round, and with the aid of the home advantage, the Saints recorded a 2-0 victory.
Meanwhile, Tottenham too were at home, and had been pitted against an outfit from the lower division. The Spurs did manage to win, but they could not keep a clean sheet, which has opened talks about their frail defense.
Considering the current form of both, Southampton hold an upper hand. The Saints were unbeaten in seven of their last eight matches, and of these six were wins.
In addition, they had scored twice or more in six of their former eight games, and the only loss they experienced during this stretch was a close one against the Wolves.
At home, they were invincible in five of their last seven appearances, and had scored twice or more in four of these seven match-ups, while failing to score only once.
On the other hand, Tottenham have a total of just one win from their previous six games, and failed to score in three of their last five. On the road, they are on a run of four winless fixtures, and they remained so in 13 of their preceding 16.
Moreover, Southampton won the latest h2h encounter, which was just three weeks back, and they are on a run of two straight wins at this venue as well. Also, the last four h2h clashes, and six of the prior seven had seen the teams at home delivering wins.
Considering these observations, it’s adjudged that Southampton indeed are the favorites for this game, and deserves to be backed to at least avoid a loss at the least.
However, do note that the Spurs are considered to one of the elites of the Premier League, and along with the world-class talent they have on the roster, they have the serives of one of the best active football managers as well.
Moreover, Tottenham had recorded 11 of the previous 14 h2h wins, and they had found the back of the net against this opponent in 15 of the previous 16 h2h battles.
At this venue, only once have Mourinho’s men failed to score since 2012, and they even found the back of the net twice or more in five of their last eight visits to this stadium.
Finally, only twice this whole season have the Saints kept a clean sheet at this venue, and it was just this campaign when they made the unwanted record of conceding the most goals in a single PL game in history, when they were subjected to the 0-9 humiliation by Leicester.
Likely, the chances for goals to come from both teams are very high this Saturday.
Southampton vs Tottenham Betting Tips
Double Chance: Southampton or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).