Our football match prediction:
Tottenham will be looking to build on a 3-0 win over Burnley when they face Southampton on Boxing Day. Spurs aim to climb to the Champions League berth in the Premier League standings and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Saints. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick in the victory over Sean Dyche’s men and all eyes will be on the English striker when Tottenham welcome Southampton at Wembley Stadium. Mauro Pochettino’s men recorded back-to-back wins over Stoke City and Brighton in previous two home games and seeing that the Saints are on a six-game winless run in the national championship, we predict the capital club will emerge triumphant in Tuesday’s football game. Dele Alli produced a fine display in the 3-0 win over Burnley as well and the opposition defenders should have the prolific midfielder at bay as well.
Highlighted Player (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 Spurs 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.