Tottenham – Southampton | 09/02/2022

Having both reached the fifth round of the FA Cup, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton now prepare for battle in the Premier League on Wednesday in the capital. Antonio Conte’s men eased past Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 in the fourth round, while the Saints only just scraped past Coventry City 2-1.

Tottenham Hotspur return to Premier League (PL) action after their 3-1 FA Cup win over Brighton & Hove Albion by hosting Southampton, against whom they haven’t lost in five H2Hs (W3, D2). Having raided his former club Juventus to bring in Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski, manager Antonio Conte could start both here as he bids to maintain his unbeaten managerial record (W5, D1) against the ‘Saints’.

‘Spurs’ are now the FA Cup’s record scorers, and although that competition likely represents their only hope of silverware this term, they’re pushing hard for a top-four place having gone five home league games unbeaten (W4, D1). They scored in both halves of the last four of those, and having completed five straight home H2H PL victories, they’ll likely be confident of extending that sequence.

Southampton needed extra-time to beat Coventry City 2-1 in the cup, but their 1-1 draw against Manchester City in their last PL outing shows that on their day they’re a match for any side despite their mid-table position. Scoring first on that occasion, it’ll be a good omen if they do so again as they’re unbeaten across the last six PL games in which they netted the opener (W2, D4).

However, with just one win in six PL away matches (D1, L4), they’ve struggled on the road, conceding 2+ goals in each of those fixtures. Once breached, the floodgates tend to open too as they’re the PL’s only team yet to finish a league away game this term having conceded exactly once!


Date: 09/02/2022
Time: 22:45
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London)
Pick for this match:
“1” – @ 1.63 ( BETWINNER )

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