Kick-off: 1500, 09/03/2019
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
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What Trueform says for Southampton vs Tottenham
Southampton impressed in defeat at Manchester United last weekend and are fancied to give Tottenham a tough test at St Mary’s Stadium.
Spurs enjoyed a fine Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund in Germany on Tuesday but have been below par in their recent Premier League matches.
Punters can get 19/20 for Saints to avoid defeat here and that is our opening Southampton vs Tottenham prediction.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton scored a couple of cracking goals at Old Trafford through Yan Valery’s long-range strike and a James Ward-Prowse free-kick but eventually went down 3-2.
Saints were undone by a world-class finish from Andreas Pereira and the power of Romelu Lukaku, who bagged a brace.
Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “We didn’t stop believing in ourselves and we didn’t stop fighting for everything and working as a very good, committed team.
“We came back and then one fantastic player decided this game with his unbelievable power and that’s the end. Very disappointed for us.”
Southampton are still only two points above the drop zone, but five wins since mid-December show they are going the right way, with Arsenal and Everton among the victims at this venue.
Looking at the Southampton vs Tottenham odds, we reckon 16/5 for a home victory is tempting enough to warrant support.
Last Southampton line-up: Gunn, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Bednarek, Valery, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Austin.
Southampton have chosen not to risk Danny Ings following a hamstring injury. Mario Lemina (abdominal problem) is expected to miss out again, while Michael Obafemi (hamstring) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Harry Kane’s clinical strike on the counter-attack gave Tottenham a 1-0 triumph in Dortmund and a 4-0 aggregate win to put them in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Spurs came through a testing opening 45 minutes at Signal Iduna Park, where Hugo Lloris pulled off several saves on his way to a 100th clean sheet for the club.
Mauricio Pochettino said: “I feel very proud, the effort was brilliant. Of course, it is only the quarter-finals but it’s a fantastic achievement for the team.”
However, Tottenham’s Premier League title hopes have evaporated over the past fortnight, following away defeats at Burnley and Chelsea, plus a fortunate home draw against Arsenal, who missed a late penalty.
Pochettino must now serve a two-match touchline ban for an altercation with referee Mike Dean at Turf Moor and that could make Spurs vulnerable again here.
Let’s add 25/2 for a 2-1 home win to our Southampton vs Tottenham betting tips.
Last Tottenham line-up: Lloris, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Aurier, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Son, Kane.
Dele Alli could be available for Tottenham following his return to training after a hamstring injury.
He faces a late fitness, along with fellow midfielder Harry Winks, owing to concerns over a groin problem. Kieran Trippier is expected to be absent because of strained gluteals.
Man Utd 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON – Yan Valery, James Ward-Prowse
Borussia Dortmund 0-1 TOTTENHAM – Harry Kane
Head-to-head: Tottenham 3-1 Southampton, Southampton 1-1 Tottenham, Tottenham 5-2 Southampton, Tottenham 2-1 Southampton, Southampton 1-4 Tottenham
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