Tottenham – Southampton SOCCER PICKS
Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton meet, in a match for the 15th round of the Premier League. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 7 matches won 4, drew 2 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 01-21-2018, ended with a draw by (1-1). The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 5 th and 18 th of the league table, it is actually a match between the 12 th best team in home matches and the 18 th best in away matches.
The home team is currently in the 5 th position, with 30 points won, after 10 wins and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Chelsea, by (3-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Arsenal, by (4-2). This is a team that usually gets more positive results in away matches than at home, since they have won 21 points in away matches and 9 at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 10 conceded as away goals, against 8 goals scored and 5 conceded at home. For the league, Tottenham Hotspur won 9 points out of 15 possible points, after 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 home matches. In the matches they played in their stadium there are some results that have been repeated frequently: at halftime 0-1 (2 out of 5 matches) and 1-0 (2 out of 5 matches) and at the end of the match 3-1 (2 out of 5 matches) 5 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. The team usually has no problems opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 11 of the last 14 games for the Premier League, of these 11 came to the break in advantage in 8 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10 .
Tottenham enter this game after a 4-2 defeat in the displacement of Arsenal: the goals of the team were marked by Dier and Kane. It is important to note that the locals add only 3 wins in 5 games played at home, demonstrating some weaknesses playing at home. The local team usually acts in a 4-2-3-1, favoring a style of play more supported, being the three most advanced pieces Son, Kane and Dele Alli. On the other hand, Harry Kane is the best score of this set, with 8 goals scored. Coach Mauricio Pochettino can not count on Vertonghen, suspended, in addition to Janssen, Dembel and Trippier, these with physical problems.
After 1 win, 6 draws and 7 losses, the away team is currently in the 18 th position, with 9 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Fulham, by (3-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Manchester United, by (2-2). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. In the last 7 away league matches Southampton has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 5 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 21 possible.
For this competition, he did not win any of the last 10 matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so he was not very strong defensively. In 14 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 11 away matches for all competitions: he scored 3 of his 8 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
Southampton enter the game after a draw, 2-2, at the reception of Manchester United, continuing without winning ten games in a row in the English championship: the goals of the team were scored by Cédric Soares and Armstrong. It is important to underline that the visitors add only 1 win in 7 games played away from home. The outsider team usually acts in a 3-4-3, favoring a faster style of play, with the three most advanced pieces being Redmond, Armstrong and Charlie Austin. The responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team is midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Coach Mark Hughes can not count on Mario Lemina, suspended, in addition to Long, Gallagher and Bertrand, these with physical problems.