Both teams to score predictions for Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton host Tottenham Hotspur in the 21st round of the English Premier League. The meeting will be played on Wednesday, January 1st, at 5:00 pm at St Mary’s Stadium.
The Southampton team will be hoping to continue their good performances in the beginning of 2020 after recording 2 wins and 1 draw in their past 3 games. The Saints are ranked 15th in the provisional 22-point standings, with good performances in the aftermath that have pulled them out of the danger zone. The hosts are 4 points out of 18th in the Aston Villa standings at the moment and will hope to widen the gap by earning three points against Tottenham.
Southampton draw 1-1 against Crystal Palace in their last league match. Forward Daniel Ings brought his team home with a goal after 74 minutes. He is in excellent form and has 12 goals this season, so he will be a major defense threat for Londoners. Southampton remain one of the weakest hosts in the English Championship, with the team scoring only 8 points out of 10 households. The team has conceded as many as 25 goals on its own ground – the most of all teams in the league.
This is certainly great news for Tottenham guests. They failed to win against Norwich City in their last game of 2019 after a draw of 2-2. Even Tottenham was in the role of being twice behind in the match, but still got the point. The Spurs have only 2 wins in their last 5 games, one of the successes being away from home – 2-1 against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The José Mourinho-led team has won only 20% of its foreign league games, scoring an average of 1.50 goals per game and allowing an average of 1.90 goals.
Tottenham have performed very well against Southampton in recent years with 11 victories in the past 15 games. The Spurs lost their last visit to this stadium by 1:2. The past 5 games between the two teams have offered hits in both doors, so given the hesitant performances of the guests in defense, I expect a goal exchange again and I bet on Both teams to score predictions.