After sealing a coveted top four spot in the previous campaign, Tottenham start again from zero on Saturday. The hosts face Southampton at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for their first match of the new Premier League season.
Southampton come visiting Tottenham, who finished last season in the Premier League as number 4 on 71 points. In contrast, the aforementioned visitors finished number 15 on 40 points.
Tottenham and Southampton have high hopes for this new season and should be expected to put up a good game as they chase three important points in round 1.
Tottenham are confident they will be scoring goals in their next assignment in the Premier League, as they show off very admirable numbers from their past ten matches. The hosts scored 2.5 goals on average per match, or 25 goals in total, while allowing five goals against, for an average of 0.5 per outing. They managed five clean sheets along the way.
Southampton travel to their next Premier League match, averaging a lowly 0.8 goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored a disappointing total of eight goals, while also conceding 24 goals. That amounts to an average of 2.4 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring one times.
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Tottenham showed little mercy in their past six matches at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, of which they won five, drew none and lost once. They hit the target 15 times, while letting in four themselves.
A second place finish is the absolute minimum Tottenham should achieve this coming season where the main target is of course the title.
Southampton didn't manage a single away win in their last six Premier League matches, but managed two draws, while suffering four defeats. They conceded 16 and scored four goals themselves.
Southampton’s priority for this season will be to stay clear of the relegation zone, while challenging for a spot in the upper half of the Premier League.
Anything but a home win for Tottenham will be a massive surprise, and with goals flowing freely Southampton could be in for a hammering.
Tottenham vs Southampton Stats
- Tottenham have not lost 12 of the last 13 matches
- Tottenham have scored in 13 of the last 15 matches
- Tottenham have won 6 of the last 7 home matches
- Tottenham have not lost 6 of the last 7 home matches
- Tottenham have won 4 of the last 5 matches
- Southampton have conceded in the last 16 away matches in a row
- Southampton have not won 13 of the last 14 matches
- Southampton have conceded in 14 of the last 15 matches
- Southampton have not won the last 8 away matches in a row
- Southampton have lost the last 5 matches in a row
Tottenham vs Southampton Team News
Tottenham could be looking at four players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Southampton.For their upcoming match in round 1, Tottenham are unable to call upon Richarlison, who is suspended.
Oliver Skipp, Richarlison and Clement Lenglet nurses various injuries and won't take part for Tottenham against Southampton at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Southampton are juggling with five absent players on on Saturday when travelling to Tottenham.Kyle Walker-Peters and Mohammed Salisu can't be called upon by Southampton, as they are all sidelined with a suspension.
Southampton need to do without Nathan Tella, Theo Walcott and Valentino Livramento, who are not fit enough to travel to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham vs Southampton H2H
Tottenham won five of their last ten encounters with Southampton in the for a 5-2-3 record, with the latter winning three matches. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
The past ten matches between Tottenham and Southampton have largely been entertaining affairs. Over 2.5 goals came out a winning bet seven times in these encounters. It seems only natural to look for goals on Saturday. Over 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 1.61 with the bookies.
Tottenham vs Southampton Betting Tips
James Ward-Prowse shows decent form right now for Southampton, as he scored three goals in his last six games in the Premier League. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Tottenham, who are strong favourites this coming Saturday. Siding with Heung-Min Son also look a nice prospect as he scored six goals in his last six Premier League matches.
Tottenham claimed six wins in their previous 10 matches at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium across all tournaments. They lost four as well, while visitors Southampton won zero of their last 10 away matches. They drew five and lost five.Tottenham didn't draw a single one of their last 10 Premier League at home, whereas Southampton shared the points in three of their previous 10 matches away from home.
Both teams to score was a winning bet nine times in the ten encounters most recent outings between Tottenham and Southampton. More than two goals came out seven times, as Tottenham scored 2.2 goals on average, with Southampton pulling off 1.5 goals on average.Tottenham saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across the tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.2 goals during this run.Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored one times in those matches.