Last realistic title chance: FA Cup! Read below about teams news, odds, match preview and our betting prediction!
The repeat games in the fourth round of the English FA Cup are completely overshadowed this week by the discussion about the canceled mini winter break for Premier League clubs. The association had actually decided before the season that the ball would rest in the top division of the country between the first and third weekend in February before the “second legs” in the oldest cup competition in the world due to the lack of alternative dates were.
Tottenham vs Southampton Betting Predictions and Odds
For example, while Jürgen Klopp announced that he would boycott his “Reds” match against third-division club Shrewsbury Town, similar to the League Cup quarter-finals, it can be assumed that his colleagues Jose Mourinho and Ralph Hasenhüttl will take the matter a little more seriously. Between Tottenham and Southampton, bookmakers’ odds are currently in favor of the home side.
The replay of the two Premier League teams, which took place in London on Wednesday evening, was only necessary after the first match two weeks ago ended at 1-1 at St. Mary’s Stadium on the south coast. The home advantage thus shifts to the Spurs, who thanks to the weekend’s 2-0 win over Manchester City can tackle the task with plenty of confidence.
The recent impression may also be a reason why Tottenham vs. Southampton are offered relatively high odds for a tip on the quite dangerous guest. The “Saints” lost 4: 4 at the weekend to leaders Liverpool FC, but previously had four successive Premier League away games. Not least because of this, we would not rule out a surprise.
Tottenham – Statistics & current form
Although Manchester City has long since lost its radiance after the weak season, Tottenham was delighted with the 2-0 home win over the “Citizens” on Sunday. For Jose Mourinho in particular, the win against his permanent rival Pep Guardiola was a great satisfaction, especially since the Portuguese coach had recently come under fire.
At least internally, the complaints bounce off those responsible, because after Mauricio Pochettino’s dismissal and the installation of “Special One” they knew exactly that the style of play would change. Away from a courageous, playful orientation, towards defensive-oriented result football, which has already given the former world coach numerous titles in different countries in Europe.
The players seem to be getting used to the ideas of their extroverted coach very slowly, because the shape curve of the Spurs recently pointed upwards. None of the last five competitive matches was lost (three wins, two draws). At home, three matches were won in a row.
Nevertheless, the performances – with the exception of the 2-0 victory against ManCity – leave a lot to be desired. We are therefore foregoing a prediction in favor of the home side between Tottenham and Southampton, who last scored more than two goals per game in early December. The lack of Harry Kane in the forefront can still not be adequately compensated for.
In addition to the captain of the English national team, Sissoko and Ben Davies are also out. There is also a big question mark behind the efforts of Dele Alli, who injured himself at the weekend. Mourinho will not take any chances with ailing players. By the way, Steven Bergwijn will not be part of the squad either, as the Dutch newcomer – unlike Gedson Fernandes – is not eligible to play in the FA Cup.
Probable lineups of Tottenham:
↳ Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Tanganga, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Sessegnon; Dier, Gedson Fernandes; Lamela, Ndombele, Son; Lucas Moura
↳ Unavailable: Kane (Injured), Sissoko (Injured), Davies (Injured), Wanyama (Out of favour)
↳ Doubtful: Alli (Injured)
Last games from Tottenham:
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – Tottenham vs. Manchester City 2-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Southampton vs. Tottenham 1-1 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/22/2020 – Tottenham vs. Norwich City 2-1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Watford vs. Tottenham 0-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ Jan 14, 2020 – Tottenham vs. Middlesbrough FC 2-1 (FA Cup)
Southampton – Statistics & current form
Southampton Football Club is currently mediocre on the English Premier League table. As 13th, the team of Austrian coach Ralph Hasenhüttl is only six points behind Tottenham (5th), but only seven points ahead of the first relegation zone.
Should the “Saints” finish somewhere between seventh and sixteenth in the final accounts, a triumph in the FA Cup would be required to be represented internationally in the coming season. Not least because of this, the English club cup on the south coast is definitely taken seriously.
Hasenhüttl has seen over the course of the season that you can be dangerous to almost every opponent on the island in 90 minutes. Only against Liverpool was no herb at the weekend (0: 4). Before that, however, the “Saints” celebrated four consecutive away wins in the league, even though they had to play in Leicester and Chelsea FC, among others.
The red-whites are therefore much more important abroad than at home, which is made clear, among other things, by the fact that the southern team have a goal difference of -15 in front of their home crowd, while goals and goals (18) are balanced in opposing stadiums. Against this backdrop, it would be almost frivolous not to take advantage of the underdog odds between Tottenham and Southampton.
Except for Stuart Armstrong, who is still injured, all professionals are operational. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see whether Hasenhüttl grants a break to one or the other player. This would really only be necessary to a limited extent, because since mid-January the “Saints” have not had to play an English week. A lack of strength will therefore not count as an excuse.
Probable lineup of Southampton:
↳ Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Gunn; Valery, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Hojbjerg, Boufal; Obafemi, Adams
↳ Unavailable: Walker-Peters (Ineligible), Armstrong (Injured)
↳ Doubtful: –
Last games from Southampton:
⚽️ 02/01/2020 – Liverpool vs. Southampton 4-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Southampton vs. Tottenham 1-1 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/21/2020 – Crystal Palace vs. Southampton 0-2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Southampton vs. Wolverhampton 2: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/11/2020 – Leicester City vs. Southampton 1: 2 (Premier League)
Tottenham vs Southampton Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Up until the 87th minute, the first FA Cup game between these two teams looked as if Tottenham would prevail on the English south coast. The Mourinho team went 1-0 up after an hour from Son, but had to face Sofiane Boulal’s 1-1 draw three minutes before the end of regular time. The late draw may also have negative consequences for the Spurs, who have already put a hook behind this pairing.
It should also be noted that Southampton was able to put Londoners 1-0 in the place on New Year’s Day. The first leg of the current Premier League season, but still under Pochettino at the time, ended with 2-1 for the Champions League round of 16, who last scored without a goal against the “Saints” in 2015 (!).
Tottenham vs Southampton Betting Predictions and Odds by PicksSoccer.com
The most famous and probably also the most exciting replay in the fourth round of the FA Cup will take place in the capital on Wednesday evening. Tottenham receives Southampton. The one-sided distribution of betting odds surprised us. Even though the Spurs are of more individual quality and are a few places ahead of the Saints in the Premier League table, a duel at eye level awaits us.
By the way, the winner of this game will enjoy home rights against Norwich City in the round of 16 in early March. The fact that the Hasenhüttl-Elf moves into the round of 16, among other things, speaks for the fact that – apart from the 0: 4 defeat in Liverpool – the most recent four away games in the highest English division were all won, including at Chelsea FC or Leicester.
⭐️ Tottenham vs Southampton Betting odds & more interesting bets at a glance:
Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
Key facts – Tottenham vs Southampton tips
⭐️ Tottenham has hit a maximum of twice per game since early December
⭐️ Southampton has won four of their last five away PL games
⭐️ In 2015, the Spurs against the Saints remained without a clean sheet
In addition, the Lilywhites under Mourinho have not yet convinced us. Only in the 2-0 win last weekend against Manchester City was an increase noticeable, which however does not justify the surprisingly high favorites role of the home side.
We therefore do not need any further information to come to the conclusion that the tip between Tottenham and Southampton has an attractive value for the supposed underdog to progress. We are risking the use of medium five units on our “To Qualify” bet.
Competition: FA Cup
Date: February 5th 2020
Betting Prediction: Southampton
Stake: 5/10 units