Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Tottenham will be aiming to stay in the Champions League berth when they face Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday. Spurs faced no difficulties in a 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure a top-four finish. A man to watch in the away team will be Harry Kane, who scored a brace against the Reds, while all Bissouma, Bentancur, Sessegnon, and Lloris remain on the sidelines with injuries.
The Saints, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw with ten-man Manchester United at the weekend, but despite the draw they remained in the ultimate position. The rock-bottom side are eager to escape the relegation zone, but they will have a big fish to fry in Saturday’s clash. Anyhow, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered as 27 goals in total have been netted in the previous six meetings between the two sides. Larios and Livramento remain the only absentees in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Harry Kane):
Widely regarded as one of England’s best strikers at the moment, Harry Kane enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 21 Premier League goals during the 2014/2015 campaign to be voted PFA Young Player of the Year.
The highly rated striker went on to surpass that achievement the following season as he helped Tottenham Hotspur mount a serious title challenge for the first time in club’s recent history and he made seamless transition to international football. Kane scored four goals in his first ten appearances for England to prove he was here to stay and at the same time established himself as a first choice striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of the Euro 2016 finals.
Kane is a modern striker, who is extremely dangerous in the opposition box, but it was some outstanding goals from distance as well as link-up play with teammates that earned him an excellent reputation in world football. Kane is expected to lead both Tottenham and England in years to come, that is if he can resist the lure of top European clubs that continue to cast admiring glances his way.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.