Southampton vs Tottenham – Premier League Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
While most of Europe’s football league prepare for the winter break, fixtures in the Premier League are as packed as ever. Boxing Day games are a tradition here – and more often than not, the team which sits first on Boxing Day will go ahead and win the League. While most teams actually play on the 26th, there are a few lucky ones which play later – Southampton and Tottenham are two of them.
FT Result: Southampton 2.90 or 19/10 Draw 3.20 or 11/5 Tottenham 2.70 or 17/10
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.15 or 23/20 Under 1.66 or 4/6
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.90 or 10/11 No 1.90 or 10/11
The Saints host the Spurs on the 28th of December, in front of a home crowd which demands a little more than their favorites have offered them in recent times. While Southampton does have one of the best defenses in the league, their attack isn’t quite as good – hence the 8-5 goal difference in their home games. They are one of our favorite “under” teams in the division, but their game against Tottenham could be open, because if they fail to win, the gap to 6th place could be impossible to recover.
The Spurs are also in great need of points. Man United are closing quick on their 5th position, and their attack-defense issues look just the same as Southampton’s. They’ve only won 10 points away from home this season and seem to not be able to beat the better teams in the division. They are also one of our favorite “under” teams, especially because of their great defense – which will be without Alderweireld, out with a back injury.
Southampton vs Tottenham Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, we see two of the league’s best defenses go against each other, with both teams struggling offensive-wise. We expect an under 2,5 goal game, possibly even under 1,5 goals – a 1-0 win on either side is the most probable scoreline. We’d also go with an X2 bet, since we do believe Tottenham has the better squad overall – with Kane, Alli, and Eriksen all in fine form. Good luck!
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.90 or 10/11
Draw With Goals @ 4.35 or 33/10 with 138