Paul Merson Offers His Prediction Ahead Of Tottenham’s Clash With Southampton

By on May 7, 2016


Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has made his prediction ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

Maurcio Pochettino will have a tough job picking his player up after they threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Chelsea on Monday night, handing the Premier League title to Leicester City. Obviously it’s still been a great season for the Lillywhites but they’ll no doubt have regrets that it could have been so much more.

The main aim for Spurs now is to hold on to second spot and finish above Arsenal for the first time in 20 years but former Gunners winger and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson feels Tottenham are going to be feeling the effects of the Chelsea game tomorrow and he’s backing Southampton to leave White Hart Lane with a point.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, he said:

Tottenham v Southampton – Super Sunday, 1.30pm

All of a sudden Tottenham have gone from title chasers to wondering if they’re going to finish above Arsenal. For me, they’ve got to give their all for this game if they can. If they don’t finish above Arsenal, that’s a double blow after not winning the league, for the fans especially.

They’ve had a great season, but I think this will be a difficult game. I’m going to go 2-2, I think Southampton are a decent team, and Tottenham may just have a hangover. Ronald Koeman has done a brilliant job at Southampton, and I’d like to see him at Arsenal if I’m honest. He’s a top, top manager.


A draw tomorrow would open the door for Arsenal to move to within just one point of Tottenham if they beat Manchester City at the Etihad, so I’m sure Spurs fans will be praying the former England international gets this prediction wrong.

If you disagree with Merse and think Tottenham will win then….


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