After Carabao Cup midweek games Premier League is back. Tottenham is hosting Southampton after losing away to Leicester even though they had the lead until the 69th minute. Southampton was undefeated for three games until they lost to Bournemouth last weekend.
Tottenham have been a disappointment this far in Premier League with a record of 2-2-2. Since their last win (4-0) against Crystal Palace two weeks ago, Spurs have 1 draw and two losses. They played 2-2 away against Olympiacos in CL, lost away to Leicester 2-1 in PL and this week they were eliminated from Carabao Cup on penalties against League 2 Colchester. After six games of the Premier League, Spurs have conceded goals in five games, but in the meanwhile, they have also scored in five games. On Tuesday Spurs will host the mighty Bayern Munich in CL, so Pochettino has a delicate task to decide which players to play to secure a win against Southampton and have the strength to challenge the Germans.
The Saints started the season with two losses against Burnley and Liverpool, followed by two wins and a draw until last weekend when the lost to Bournemouth 3-1. Southampton managed to win against Portsmouth in the Carabao Cup 4-0. Even though Southampton started the season badly, with straight losses; they have improved so far, and in their last six matches across all competitions, they have four wins, and just one loss. Southampton will be hoping to pile the pressure on Spurs and Danny Ings, having scored twice to make it three goals this season, will be keen to extend the same against Spurs. We however feel Moussa Djenepo, with two goals in three matches for the Saints will pose the bigger threat.
Last five games (Tottenham 3, Draw 1, Southampton 1):
19 Mar 2017 Tottenham v Southampton 2-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2017 Tottenham v Southampton 5-2 Premier League
21 Jan 2018 Southampton v Tottenham 1-1 Premier League
05 Dec 2018 Tottenham v Southampton 3-1 Premier League
09 Mar 2019 Southampton v Tottenham 2-1 Premier League
Last five games at White Hart Lane/Tottenham Stadium (Tottenham 4, Draw 0, Southampton 1):