Match date: 19 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Premier League
| Stake: 6/10
| Pick: G/G
| Match result:
0-2 - Lost
Southampton had decent previous season, they were playing great in first half but later dropped their form and in the end managed to end at 7th position and reach qualifications for Europa league where were eliminated by Midtjylland in final round. They are currently at 12th position at the table and now will host Tottenham in 17th round of English Premier league. Southampton is currently out of the track and in last five matches they suffered four defeats and got one draw, they were also eliminated from Capital One Cup by Liverpool in quarter finals at home 1:6. Southampton must try to get back on the track as soon as possible and avoid further dropping at the table. They suffered five defeats in Premier league in this campaign and three of them were in last four rounds. Southampton must try to achieve positive outcome here but it will be very hard against strong side such as Tottenham. In last six duels against Tottenham they suffered five defeats and got one draw and judging by their form it will be very difficult to end those series of bad results now. Goalkeepers Fraser Forster and Maarten Stekelenburg, defender Florin Gardos and attacking midfielder Jay Rodriguez will stay out of action for this match due to injuries.
Tottenham on the other side is coming here after defeat against Newcastle in previous round at home 1:2 and that was their first defeat after 14 rounds, they suffered only one more in first round of Premier league against Manchester United on the road. Tottenham is currently at 5th position at the table with nine points less than first placed Leicester. In Europa league Tottenham managed to reach knockout stage as 1st placed team i9n group J with four victories, one draw and only one defeat against Anderlecht on the road 2:1. Tottenham is in good shape and they must try to overcome that defeat against Newcastle and continue with good results. They will for sure go for a victory here and try to exploit bad shape of their current opponents. Tottenham is playing strong defensive football and with 14 goals conceded they have one of the best defenses in league while also showed decent attacking skills and scored 26 goals in 16 rounds. Tottenham has consistency in their game and they will for sure try to retain their current position and at least win placement into Europa league group stage for the next season. As for absent players, defensive midfielder Ryan Mason, attacking midfielder Alex Pritchard and forward Clinton N'Jie will miss this match due to injuries, while midfielder Mousa Dembele is in doubt due to a minor injury.
Southampton is in really bad shape they lost three out of four last matches in Premier league and it will be very hard for them to achieve positive result here but they must try to at least stay undefeated and exploit advantage of home field, while Tottenham was defeated in previous round by Newcastle and they will now try to recoup that negative result, both sides showed decent goal scoring skills and both teams will go for a victory in her for sure, I expect open match with both sides to score.