Weekend Premier League predictions and football betting tips for Southampton v Tottenham in Saturday’s early kick-off.
Spurs travel to the south coast as they take on a Southampton side looking to overtake them in the table with a win and our football tipster has picked out three football tips.
Both side’s form has stuttered lately and their hopes of Champions League football look to have been all but extinguished. Can Pochettino lead his Spurs side to a win against his former club, or will the Saints grab the points in Saturday’s lunch time kick off?
Spurs have had a very mixed season; at times it looked like they were capable of matching the big boys as they tore Chelsea apart in a 5-3 rout at White Hart Lane on New Year's Day. Since then they have failed to produce the same kind of verve and guile on a regular basis apart from a 2-1 victory over North London rivals Arsenal. However, this was followed by a defeat to Liverpool. Consistency has been a major problem with Spurs’ form and they have dropped points to weaker sides on a consistent basis this season. They sit in 6th place with 57 points, which is about the minimum you would have expected at the start of the season. They defeated an abysmal Newcastle side at the weekend but prior to this they suffered a defeat to former boss Tim Sherwood’s Villa side, and also drew 0-0 with a resilient Burnley team.
Southampton’s results have been much the same as Spurs this season. Not many expected them to still be challenging for a Champions League place come the end of the season, and their form has dropped off quite dramatically following a blistering start to the season. Points have been lost to weaker sides since the turn of the year and without these, they would be challenging even harder for fourth place. Ronald Koeman’s side lost to Stoke at the weekend in a very even game and they must be hoping for a better performance against Spurs.
Despite sitting just a point behind Spurs in the table, both teams scoring records are completely different. The Saints tend to keep things tight and their last eight home games have finished with just two goals or under. Spurs, on the other hand, tend to play out high scoring matches, and 13 out of their last 14 away matches have finished with three goals and over. However, the Saints have home advantage and when they play there, they're usually very solid.
Our tipsters’ first Southampton v Tottenham betting tip is for there to be under 2.5 goals, odds of 4/5 can be found with Betfred.
Both teams have only managed to score in just four of Southampton’s past 20 games at St Mary's. Also, with the fact that Spurs have failed to score in two of their last three.
The next football tip for this weekend’s Premier League match is for both teams not to score at Evens with William Hill.
Pochettino’s men have struggled lately when faced with stubborn defences. They were shockingly poor against an organised Burnley side and they also failed to score against Aston Villa as they fell to a 1-0 defeat. I predict Spurs will find the Saints defence too tough to break down, and given Spurs’ lack of fight at the back on occasion, I think Southampton will nick the game by the odd goal.
Our third and final football betting tip is a correct score prediction for Southampton v Spurs – Southampton to win 1-0 at odds of 13/2 with Bet Victor.
Under 2.5 goals – 4/5 with Betfred: signup bet £10 get £30 free.
Both teams not to score – Evens with William Hill: bet £10 get £2- free.
Southampton to win 1-0 – 13/2 with Bet Victor: signup get £25 free.
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