Looking to book their spot in the fifth round of this year’s FA Cup after putting in a season-best display over the weekend, Tottenham will welcome Southampton to North London on Wednesday night.
Picking up a 2-0 win over Manchester City on home soil, Spurs once again have their sights set reclaiming their top-four status and find the mood in their camp on a high following on from a five-match unbeaten run.
On the flip side, while Southampton might have been hit with a 4-0 hammering away at runaway leaders Liverpool over the weekend, the Saints have continued to show some eye-catching improvements over the past two months.
Losing just a pair of their last 10 matches across all competitions and still with a top-half Premier League finish on their agenda, Wednesday’s guests should also still be boosted by their most recent meetings against Spurs.
Suffering just a sole defeat against Wednesday’s hosts in their previous four matchups, you might be interested to know that betting offers like Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men can be found priced at 5/2 with Ladbrokes for a draw no bet in midweek.
Elsewhere, after scoring a stunning strike on his debut following his switch from PSV last week, Dutch international Steven Bergwijn is likely to feature once again on Wednesday.
Mourinho makes a statement
While a sluggish start to the New Year may have once again started to worry some around North London, Jose Mourinho’s men certainly made an emphatic statement on Sunday afternoon.
Moving within touching distance of the top-four after picking up a shock 2-0 win over reigning champions Manchester City, the mood in Mourinho’s camp appears to be on the rise.
Finding a much-needed clinical edge despite still being unable to call upon leading marksman Harry Kane due to a hamstring injury, the former Manchester United boss will be hoping on the red-hot Heung-Min Son to lead their charge in midweek.
Finding the net in emphatic fashion on Sunday, the South Korean winger has now found the net in each of his last three matches on the bounce, including recording Tottenham’s strike on the South Coast last week.
You might be interested to know that the 27-year-old can be found priced at 21/20 with William Hill to make it four in four on Wednesday night.
Southampton impress in defeat
While runaway leaders Liverpool may have eventually picked up a 4-0 win at Anfield on Saturday, Southampton kept the champions-elect at bay for the opening 50 minutes.
Coming on leaps and bounds since their embarrassing 9-0 hammering against Leicester back in October, the Saints have their sights set on securing a top-half finish and also have a growing reputation for their rugged displays on the road.
With Head Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl praising his side’s display over the weekend, Southampton have won four of their other five matches away from St. Mary’s a run that has seen them pick up victories over the likes of Chelsea and the Foxes.
Led by leading marksman Danny Ings who has taken the Premier League by storm following his permanent switch from Liverpool, the former RB Leipzig boss has seen his side bag at least a pair of strikes in each of those victories.
Likely to still be boosted by their New Year’s Day win over Spurs on the South Coast, you might be interested to know that Southampton can be found priced at 5/2 with 888sport to bag over 1.5 goals in midweek.