Crashing out of the EFL Cup at the hands of League Two outfit Colchester in midweek, Tottenham are desperate to kickstart their campaign when Southampton make the trip to North London on Saturday afternoon.
Also showing some glaring issues in England’s top-tier, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have won just one of their last five Premier League appearances, including a 2-1 defeat against Leicester last week.
On the flip side, while Spurs may have come crashing out of the cup on Tuesday, Southampton booked their spot in the last 16 in some style.
Picking up a 4-0 win away at bitter rivals Portsmouth in midweek, the Saints appear to have bounced back from their defeat against another rival in Bournemouth last week.
Looking to mount a top half charge this season, the mood around St. Mary’s is at a continued high.
You might also be interested to know that with Tottenham so very publically struggling at the start of the 2019/2020 campaign, the Saints picked up a 2-1 win when the sides last met and back-to-back victories for the Saints can be found at 13/2 with Bet365.
Spurs in freefall
Throwing away two second-half goals at Leicester last weekend and suffering a 2-1 defeat, Tottenham find themselves in the midst of a crisis.
With Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino watching his side humiliated at League Two Colchester in midweek, Spurs have now won just one of their last seven matches across all competitions.
Freefalling away from the top-four, last year’s Champions League finalists also have some glaring defensive issues on their hands.
Now shipping a couple of late goals over the past month against the Foxes, Olympiakos, and Arsenal, you might be interested to know that Spurs are pencilled in at 10/3 with Bet365 to leak over 1.5 goals on Saturday.
After missing Tuesday’s trip to Essex, there is no doubt that captain and attacking talisman Harry Kane will lead their fight back this weekend.
Once again finding the net against Leicester, the England skipper has been Spurs’ only positive note so far this season and the 26-year-old has now found the net in back-to-back appearances.
Kane can be found at 2/3 with SkyBet to once again find the net in North London.
Southampton’s top-half charge
After Head Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl called on his side to immediately bounce back after their South Coast derby defeat against Bournemouth last week, the Saints certainly took note in midweek.
Scoring four goals and recording a clean sheet at a hostile Fratton Park on Tuesday, the former RB Leipzig boss has seen his side lose just one of their last six matches across all competitions.
Also picking up a point against Manchester United on that run, they have their sights set on making a top-half charge this season.
You might be interested to know the guests can be found at 5/2 with Bet365 to secure a top 10 finish come May, only behind Wolves and the Cherries.
Along with picking up a 2-1 win when the two sides met back in March, Southampton will also take some solace from the fact that they have managed to find the net in each of their previous six matchups against Saturday’s hosts.
One man who will likely lead their charge this weekend will be Tuesday’s hero, Danny Ings.
Bagging a brace away at Portsmouth in midweek, the former Liverpool striker can be found at 13/5 with Ladbrokes to cash in against a fragile Tottenham defence.