Southampton vs Tottenham: prediction for the English Premier League match
Southampton welcome Tottenham to the Saint Mary's Stadium on Tuesday, December 28. What to expect from this game? Look out for our predictions in the article below.
Southamptonmade it to the last 16 in the League Cup, but yielded to Chelsea in a penalty shootout. As for the Premier League, Ralf Hasenhüttl's charges have played 18 games and won only four of them, and eight of the matches ended in draws. The Saints sit in 14th position in the league standings with 20 points to their name.
After a draw with Crystal Palace (2-2), Southampton defeated West Ham (3-2) away. The Saints' line of attack has been unimpressive with the team scoring only 19 goals in this season.
McCarthy, Forster, Armstrong have been sidelined based on injuries.
Tottenham failed to qualify to the knockout rounds of the Conference League. The Londoners had to forfeit their last group game against Rennes due to a COVID outbreak in the squad. Moreover,the Spurs missed several rounds of the Premier League.
Tottenham have been doing very well in the League Cup. Last week, they defeated West Ham in the quarterfinal match (2-1), thus advancing to the semifinal where they will face Chelsea. In the Premier League, Antonio Conte's men have earned 29 points from nine victories and two draws. They are currently in 5th position in the log. In the last round, Tottenham crushed Crystal Palace (3-0).
Sessegnon and Romero have been ruled out of this match. Scarlett and Gil are out due to COVID protocol.
Goals were scored in both halves in 3 out of 6 head-to-head games.
This bet played in 3 of the last 6 games of Southampton.
The visitors won the last 3 head-to-head games.
The hosts had a great game on Sunday, but the victory cost them a lot of energy. Tottenham have almost completely recovered from their covid-related problems, and their lineup looks more powerful that the Saints'. We expect the Spurs to extend their successful streak and gain a foothold in the top-5.
Our prediction — Tottenham to win
Both sides have great attacking potential, so we expect to see at least three goals in the upcoming game.
Second wager — total over 2.5 goals