Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton Match Preview

Premier League action returns this Saturday for Spurs as they welcome the visit of south coast Southampton. Spurs will be desperate to right the wrongs of the past week having been beat from behind by Leicester City and then crashing out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of League 2 Colchester United. Spurs also failed to hold out for a win in Greece against Olympiacos after surrendering a two goal lead and without a win in three.

Fans are concerned at the performances being churned out by the Spurs team and Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to put that right having admitted this week that the fans have a right to criticise the players’ performances. Spurs were more than unconvincing against League 2 Colchester United and the Carabao Cup would’ve been a good opportunity to gain some silverware for Spurs so they’ll be disappointed that their cup run came to an end – especially at the hands of a League 2 side.

Their last Premier League outing saw them lose 2-1 to Leicester after a late wonder strike from James Maddison sunk Spurs after they took the lead in the game. It’s another game where Spurs have taken the lead yet have failed to go on and win so that will be in the back of the minds of both fans and players.

Southampton brushed away south-cost rivals midweek in the Carabao Cup, much to the delight of their travelling supporters at Fratton Park. However, they were convincingly beaten by Bournemouth last Friday 3-1 in a game that the Saints probably though they could have won, especially at St Mary’s. It’s not been the best start for Ralph Hasenhüttl. Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton on 28th September 2019 is a 3PM kick-off at the New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Team News

Ryan Sessegnon is still out with a hamstring injury which has kept him out for most of the season whilst Giovani Lo Celso is still side-lined with a groin injury picked up on international duty. Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen may drop to the bench following their performance midweek.

Southampton could be without Moussa Djenepo having missed the past two matches through injury but barring him, Southampton have a clean bill of health. Danny Ings looks likely to start having scored a brace against Portsmouth.

Last Time They Met

Goals from Yann Valey and James Ward-Prowse cancelled our Harry Kane’s first half strike giving Saints a 2-1 victory at St Mary’s back in March 2019. It was the first time in nearly two years that Spurs had lost three consecutive league away games. Tottenham’s record vs Southampton stands at 81 games won, 49 drawn and 63 lost.

Manager’s Thoughts

Mauricio Pochettino: “Southampton are a club I love and appreciate a lot. It’s always special for me to play against them. They have great players and a great manager in Ralph Hasenhuttl, who is doing fantastic job. It’s going to be tough.

Football changes quickly. We need to stay together and try to be positive and start to win games, that’s most important.

We need to recover the best feelings, to perform better, many things that make us feel good and our fans feel proud. Palace can be a reference; I hope we can have the same performance and the same energy that we saw against Palace. I hope we can create a good atmosphere during the game to try to help the achieve what we want and that’s the three points.”

How We See It

We fully expect Spurs to bounce back. Southampton are a good side but Spurs should have enough to see this one over the line convincingly. We are going Spurs 3-0 Southampton.

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