Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Southampton entertain Tottenham at the St Mary’s Stadium this weekend. Southampton have improved substantially since the arrival of Ralph Hasenhuttl but the Saints find themselves just outside the bottom three places. Spurs were gunning for the league title only a couple of weeks ago, but a return of just one point from the last three matches have led to the team being fearful of holding onto the top three places. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Southampton step into the match after a brilliant performance in the 3-2 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men were quite unlucky to come away without anything from the match.
Tottenham were held on to a 1-1 draw by Arsenal at the Wembley Stadium in the latest North London derby, but there was positive news for the club in the form of a 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the Champions League last 16 match.
The reverse fixture witnessed Spurs getting a 3-1 victory over Southampton at the Wembley stadium, but the last between these two teams at the St Mary’s Stadium witnessed a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect a stalemate.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton have been playing some brilliant football in recent weeks and they almost drew with an impressive Manchester United team at Old Trafford. Spurs, meanwhile, have been quite the opposite with a string of disappointing results starting with the 2-1 loss against Burnley. Apart from the narrow win over Borussia Dortmund in the midweek Champions League, Spurs have not had any positive moments of late. The midweek match will bring the players of valuable energy and they can expect a high-pressing game from the Saints this weekend. Our preview would go with a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton win odds: 3.75
Tottenham win odds: 1.90
Correct Score odds
Spurs have been struggling to put together a decent run of late. Even though the return of Harry Kane has led to goals, there has been a sudden disruption in Tottenham’s play. Kane has contributed all the three goals scored by Spurs over the last four games, and he gives a big target for Southampton to try and contain. The Saints work extremely hard to prevent the opposition from enjoying their game. This could limit the goals and our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The lack of goals from Spurs has been quite evident of the late and Southampton’s high pressing game will be a major deterrent factor towards witnessing a change in this trend. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Harry Kane has been able to contribute all three goals scored by Tottenham since he made his return to first-team action after a spell on the sidelines. The England international has taken his league tally to 16 goals – five more than Heung-Min. Kane has a strong record against Southampton after managing seven goals in just 12 appearances – including goals in four consecutive league appearances. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Harry Kane.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Harry Kane at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
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