Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction at Southampton FC


The New Year’s Day slate of Premier League action includes Tottenham Hotspur visiting Southampton FC for a clash of two sides with different priorities this season. Spurs hope to push for the top four while Saints are struggling to stay up.

“We are a much more competitive team at the moment,” said Southampton FC manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

“We have found a way that works and it is not a coincidence now that we are continuously taking points and we are able to force problems for every opponent. The level is now clear, the benchmark is clear. We will not lean back; we will go further forward and try to extend our performances.”


In Danny Ings, Saints have a player who scores almost every single game and in Moussa Djenepo they have another top attacking talent that could pose a major threat to Spurs’ weaknesses at the back. 

How will a strongly defensive-minded manager such as Jose Mourinho game plan for this? Well, here is the starting XI Prediction that we came up with.

Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction at Southampton FC


Lamela     Alli       Moura

     Dier          Sissoko

        Vertonghen      Alderweireld     Sanchez   Aurier



Tottenham Hotspur at Southampton FC FYIs

January 1, 3pm St. Mary’s Stadium

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Form Guide:  Tottenham Hotspur- DWLWW  Southampton FC- DWWLL

Odds via Betfair Exchange: Tottenham Hotspur win 6/5, Draw 14/5, Southampton FC win 5/2

Premier League Series History: Tottenham Hotspur wins 22, Draw 7, Southampton FC wins 12


Google Result Probability: Tottenham Hotspur win 45%, Draw 27%, Southampton FC win 28%

Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 3, Southampton FC 2

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  1. If we start Dier and Sissoko in the middle, we may as well give Southampton the three points now. Has to be Winks and Ndombele.

  2. As long as Spurs keep that same line of defense, the team will suffer. Cause they keep the ball way too long at the back .they touch the ball more than the midfield guys. That is why we concede too many goals and score few. Sanchez and Foyth dribble and lose the ball and they can’t catch up. We need lots of new players to organize the defense and midfield then the front line will be at their best.

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