Southampton will face off against visitors Tottenham Hotspur at St. Mary's Stadium in this Premier League meeting on Sunday.
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Southampton won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 0-2 EFL Cup defeat last time out to Brentford.
In that match, Southampton managed 65% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Brentford got 6 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Christian Nørgaard (40') and Josh Dasilva (45') scored for Brentford.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Southampton have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that The Saints have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 7 goals along the way.
Going into this contest, Southampton are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Tottenham Hotspur will go into this meeting following a 1-2 Europa League Qualifiers win with the downing of Lokomotiv Plovdiv in their previous match.
The numbers tell their own story, and Tottenham Hotspur have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 5 goals overall. Defensively, Spurs have clearly had some problems. That trend won’t necessarily be carried forward here, of course.
Their past results show that Tottenham Hotspur:
- have not won against Southampton when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 05/12/2018 shows us that Southampton have won 2 of them and Tottenham Hotspur 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined sum of 18 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 for The Saints and 10 coming from Spurs. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
Team News: Southampton
Sam McQueen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Guido Carrillo (Hamstring Injury) will not be able to play for S'hampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Team News: Tottenham Hotspur
Owing to an otherwise healthy group, there is just a single fitness problem for the Tottenham Hotspur manager José Mourinho to be concerned with. Japhet Tanganga (Thigh Muscle Strain) misses out for this game.
In our opinion, Southampton will have to work hard as a team to see themselves scoring against this Tottenham Hotspur side who we think might get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore fancy a good battle with a 0-1 win for Tottenham Hotspur when all is said and done.
Should be an interesting one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Mary's Stadium (32,384)
Captain: James Ward-Prowse
Chairman: Gao Jisheng
Manager: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Competitions: Premier League position 14, League Cup (Second Round)