Tottenham vs. Southampton Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 06, 2022, 16:00 CET
The most popular Premier League time slot, Saturday at 4:00 p.m., brings us an exciting match between the home team Tottenham and visiting Southampton.
Antonio Conte’s side managed to qualify for the Champions League last season and they are looking to get involved in the title race in the upcoming domestic campaign.
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The Tottenham players successfully adapted to the extremely demanding Italian coach, who managed to ensure continuity of good results for the team from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. His predecessors Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo were not at that level, so the team managed to come out of a dark period.
Harry Kane and Heung-min Son will be the leaders this season as well, but they will have a new teammate in the attack. Namely, Richarlison arrived during the summer from Everton. He will not be able to play in this game, however, due to his suspension from last season. Another significant reinforcement is Ivan Perisic, who came from Inter. This experienced Croatian will play in the position of left wing back and he knows Conte’s requirements very well because they also worked together in Milan.
This team is expected to finish in the Top 4 at the end of the season. Given that the Italian coach knows the formula for winning the title, we would not be surprised if they are equal competitors to Liverpool and Manchester City until the last round.
Harry Kane enters the new competitive year in a great mood. He has scored five goals in four pre-season games, which is excellent news for all Tottenham fans.
The past season was disappointing for Southampton players, especially its end. They lost last six games. They won only one point and conceded 15 goals. They ended up just five points ahead of Burnley, who were relegated to the Championship.
The Saints played inconsistently in the preparation period for the upcoming campaign. They beat Monaco 3-1 and lost to Villarreal 1-2 in their last friendly, so their form isn’t too promising.
Efficiency was the main problem of this team last season, especially in the last 10 games. In that period, they scored only eight goals, while allowing their opponents to score 25, which is a huge goal difference.
We believe that the experienced coach Ralph Hasenhuttl will do his best for his team to start the season in an optimal way, but they have a very complicated schedule and are not in the best shape.
Southampton did not lose either of the two games against Tottenham last season. In London, they won 3-2, while there was no winner in their stadium 1-1.
Tottenham (3-4-2-1): Lloris; Davies, Dier, Romero; Perišić, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Doherty; Kuluševski, Son, Kane
Southampton (4-4-2): Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Salisu, Bednarek, Perraud; S Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Elyounoussi; Aribo, Adams
We believe that the Tottenham players will be maximally motivated for a convincing victory in front of their fans at the start of the new season. We are of the opinion that this team is better organized in all lines than the guests and that they will triumph in a dominant way.
Prediction: Tottenham To Score In Both Halves