Tottenham vs Southampton: prediction for the English Premier League match
Tottenham had a strong performance in the last season. The Spurs recorded 71 points from 22 victories and five draws and finished in 4th place, securing a Champions League spot. The team scored 69 goals, but conceded about one goal per game on average.
Antonio Conte's charges won their last two friendly games - they prevailed over Burnley (1:0) and crushed Norwich (5:0). In the summer, the team was strengthened by Perisic, Bissouma, and Richarlison, however, they won't play tonight, and neither will Skipp, who has a leg injury.
Last season, Southampton had a good performance in the FA Cup, but eventually lost to Manchester City in the quarterfinal. In the Premier League, the Saints collected 40 points from 38 games and secured 15th place in the table.
Ralph Hasenhuttl's men didn't do well on offence and conceded a lot, and finished the season with four defeats in a row. They will hope to start the season on a positive note, but will have to do that without Walcott, Livramento, and Tella.
Goals were scored in both halves in 3 of the last 5 games of the visitors.
The hosts won 3 of the last 4 head-to-head games.
This bet won in 3 of the last 5 games of the hosts.
Tottenham looked confident last season and have big plans for the Champions League. The Saints had a poor finish to their Premier League campaign and didn't really strengthen the team in the summer. The hosts are a better team and should take control of the ball from the first minutes. We will be backing the Spurs in this fixture.
Our prediction — Asian handicap (-1.5) to Tottenham
We expect multiple attacks and scoring chances in this game. The Spurs have amazing performers in attack, plus over three goals were scored in 4 of the last 5 head-to-head games. Take the over.
Second bet — total over 2.5 goals