Tottenham vs Southampton Preview, Team News, Line-Ups, Betting Tips & Prediction
Tottenham take on Southampton at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Here’s a preview with team news, likely line-ups, betting tips and predicted score for the game
Tottenham will look to wrap-up second place in the Premier League table when they entertain Southampton at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.
Spurs saw their title hopes ended in dramatic fashion as Chelsea came from two-goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw in a feisty clash at Stamford Bridge last Monday night to hand the title to Leicester City.
You could see how much it meant to the Tottenham players as they completely lost their cool and were extremely fortunate to end the game with eleven men after an incredible NINE Spurs players were booked.
Mauricio Pochettino is now going to have to pick his squad up as they still have to secure second place ahead of Arsenal with their North London rivals just three points behind in third spot.
Southampton arrive in the capital fresh off the back of an impressive win over Manchester City last weekend and Ronald Koeman’s side are looking to make a late push to secure Europa League qualification next season.
Spurs will be without Mousa Dembele after the midfielder was slapped with a six-game ban for gauging the eye of Chelsea striker Diego Costa on Monday night.
Dele Alli will also miss the match as he serves the second of a three-match ban following his violent conduct charge for a punch on Claudio Yacob two weeks ago.
With Nabil Bentaleb still out with a knee injury, Ryan Mason should start in midfield while Nacer Chadli is pushing for a start in attack.
Southampton arrive in the capital boasting a fully-fit squad to choose from. Graziano Pelle will be hoping to return to the squad after being dropped for last week’s win over Man City following a poor showing in training.
Tottenham 2-1 Southampton: Spurs will be devastated by how their title hopes were ended but it’s down to Pochettino to pick them up as they still need to secure second spot ahead of rivals Arsenal. That’s still some motivation for the home side and I think they’ll get the job done with a hard fought 2-1 win over the Saints tomorrow.
Tottenham are the 21/20 favourites but Football-Talk can get you enhanced odds of 12/1 on a Spurs win – just click here to take advantage of these excellent odds. My prediction of 2-1 is available at odds of 15/2 while I also like the look of Harry Kane to open the scoring at 7/2. If you combined those two bets in a score-cast then we get very tempting odds of 18/1.
What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?
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