Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Tottenham will be aiming to get their revenge on Southampton for the Premier League loss when the two teams face each other in the FA Cup round 4 at St. Mary’s Stadium. When the two teams met in the national championship on January 1, 2020 the Saints defeated Spurs 1-0, with Jose Mourinho’s troops failing to create a descent goal-scoring opportunity.
Harry Kane, who suffered a hamstring injury back then, remains in the recovery room, and he will be sorely missed in Saturday’s FA Cup game. The Saints have been producing fine performances in 2020, and we predict that they are going to take advantage of the fact that Spurs will be without their key player in the St. Mary’s Stadium showdown. A man to watch in the home side will be Danny Ings, who has been scoring goals for fun this season.
Highlighted Player (Danny Ings):
Danny Ings is an English professional footballer who plays as a center-forward for Southampton in the Premier League. The Winchester born started his youth career with AFC Bournemouth's Center of Excellence in 2008 and signed his first professional contract with the club a year after. He made his professional debut on the 6th of October, 2009, in a Football League Trophy match against Northampton Town.
In September 2010, Ings was sent out on an initial one-month loan to Conference club Dorchester for whom he scored his debut goal, coming in a 2-1 home defeat to Ebbsfleet United on the 11th of September. Following an additional month's extension, the striker returned to Bournemouth in November, who sold him to Burnley in 2011. Ings' four-year-long Burnley stint saw him make 140 appearances and score 43 goals for the club. It also earned him a high profile move to Liverpool, whom he joined at the start of the 15/16 season.
Contrary to his time at Burnley, Ings' Liverpool tenure was forgettable. Restrictions on playing time due to injuries lead to him falling down the pecking order. At the beginning of his fourth season with the club, The Reds offloaded him to current club Southampton, initially on a season-long, which then cultivated into a permanent deal the following season. On the international stage, the 27-year-old has capped for England's under-21 and the senior team, making his debut for the latter in a 3-0 European qualifier match against Lithuania on the 12th of October, 2015.
Highlighted Team (Tottenham):
Tottenham Hotspur are a professional football club based in North London. Spurs host their rivals at White Hart Lane and the capacity of the stadium is 36,284. Tottenham won the Premier League (First Division) trophy in 1950/1951 and 1960/1961 and despite producing terrific displays in the 2015/2016 campaign Mauro Pochettino’s team eventually finished the season in third place in the standings.
Tottenham’s bitter rivals are Arsenal, but Chelsea and West Ham United are regarded as the team’s fierce opponents as well. Spurs have won eight FA Cup trophies, with the team also lifting the 1962/1963 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup title.
Tottenham Hotspur hammered Atletico Madrid in the final of the competition back then (5-1). The likes of David Ginola, Sol Campbell, Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann, Gary Lineker, Luka Modric, Robbie Keane and Gareth Bale are star players that used to play for the White Hart Lane outfit in the past. The colour of Tottenham Hotspur’s home kit is white.