Tottenham Preview vs Southampton

Mauricio Pochettino will be demanding a return to winning ways after his side slipped below Arsenal in the table.

Southampton travel to Wembley just two days after sacking Mark Hughes, with the Saints sitting 18th in the league with just one win from 14 games.

Tottenham couldn’t have been handed a more affordable tie either as they have won five of their last six home meetings against them.

The game will kick off at eight o’clock on Wednesday evening.

Tottenham Report:

  • Jan Vertonghen is ruled out after a sending off against Arsenal
  • Kieran Trippier and Erik Lamela believe they should be back in contention for this game
  • Davinson Sanchez, Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen are still out injured and will be unavailable.

Southampton Report

  • Mario Lemina is suspended after five bookings this season.
  • Shane Long is out injured and is ruled out for this fixture.
  • Mark Hughes has been sacked and Kelvin Davis is in temporary charge.
  • Ryan Bertrand, Danny Ings, Michael Obafemi and and Matt Targett are all doubts with knocks

If I was Poch;

GK: Lloris

RB: Trippier

CB: Alderweireld

CB: Foyth

LB: Rose

CDM: Dier

CDM: Winks

LM: Son

CAM: Alli

RM: Eriksen

ST: Kane

GOODWIN’S PREDICTION:

I really don’t think this fixture is as simple as some Spurs fans are suggesting. Mark Hughes has been sacked which leaves former goalkeeper Kelvin Davis in charge for this game. Southampton players will be aware that new boss (Ralph Hasenhüttl) will be watching this game and this is their chance to impress the Austrian.

It was a disappointing loss for Spurs against Arsenal and they will be looking for revenge in this battle against lowly Saints. However, the thing they must not to do is underestimate the opponents. Although Southampton have only won one of their league games this season, they have actually played very well in a lot of games and have just lacked a cutting edge.

I’m backing Southampton to get an early goal and to sit in and frustrate their former manager. I’m expecting two late goals from Spurs to just win the game and continue Southampton’s frustrations.

Tottenham 2-1 Southampton

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