Tottenham vs Southampton
England – FA Cup
Date: Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London).
After their win over Manchester City, Spurs will be fairly confident of their chances this Wednesday against the Saints, that too at home. However, Southampton have been on a roll since December, disregarding minor glitches against Liverpool and Wolves. And this lower the chances for the hosts to keep a clean sheet.
Tottenham vs Southampton Match Preview
The first leg had been played at Saints’ home, and then the teams settled for a 1-1 draw. The drawn result must have hurt Tottenham more, as they were on the verge of victory, with them leading 0-1 even in the 87th minute, before the hosts found the equalizer.
Going on, this season, both teams have a similar story to share. Either were going through terrible phases, before they managed to turn it around.
For Tottenham, it was their spell under Mauricio Pochettino, which saw them go on a dry run, eventually forcing even die-hard fans to start reacting. At the end, the management had no choice but to let the gaffer go, who, just the prior season had taken this team to the brink of European glory.
Follwing Poch’s exit, Jose Mourinho was brought to the helm, and after some initial stumbles, the Portuguese manager has brought the team back to form.
Elsewhere, Southampton at one point this season, were considered to be the worst team in the whole competition, especially after Leicester took them for a ride with a 0-9 drubbing at their own home.
However, since then, the team has gradually labored to get back to form, and impressively did not let that loss affect them psychologically.
As of now, both teams are on song, and have found no difficulty in consistently scoring goals.
Tottenham vs Southampton Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the former ten matches had goals from both teams.
- Ten of the previous thirteen wins went to Tottenham.
- The last six wins went to the teams that hosted the games.
- Nine of the preceding eleven match-ups at Spurs’ home had goals from both teams.
- Jose Mourinho’s men won eight of the last nine clashes at home.
Tottenham vs Southampton Prediction
Spurs are considered to be one of the elite six teams in England, and they have shown justice to that tag with some impressive campaigns in the last few years. They also have the home advantage this Wednesday, and on top of all that, the team is being managed by none other than the legendary Jose Mourinho.
Just the last match-day, the Portuguese gaffer and his boys defeated reigning English Champions Manchester City at this very venue, and they will be confident to pull off a win against the comparatively weaker Southampton.
Moreover, Spurs have dominated this opponent for a very long time in h2h clashes. In fact, Mourinho’s men recorded ten of the past thirteen wins, and had won eight of the previous nine such encounters at this stadium. Likely, expect Tottenham to win this match-day.
However, this is the knockouts of a major cup competition, and the Saints already had recorded a moral win with an 87th minute equalizer in the first leg. They also had found the back of the net in 26 of their previous 29 overall fixtures this season, and in 14 of their preceding 15 games on the road.
Finally, nine of the last ten overall h2h games, and nine of the prior eleven at this venue had goals from both teams. As such, expect the same to happen this game week as well.
Tottenham vs Southampton Betting Tips
Tottenham to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).