Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton tips – 27/10 Saints way too big
Ronald Koeman’s Southampton can stun former manager Mauricio Pochettino
October 3rd, 2014
After losing 2-1 at Anfield and drawing 0-0 with West Brom, the season ticket holders at St Mary’s could have been forgiven for thinking it would be a campaign of struggle.
However, Ronald Koeman has wasted little time in creating a new-look team who have now achieved six consecutive victories in all competitions, with Southampton now heading to White Hart Lane looking for three more points.
888sport offer 27/10 about an away win and that price looks extremely appetising, with Graziano Pelle scoring plenty of goals, while Nathaniel Clyne has enjoyed an England call-up after a series of bright performances at right-back.
Dusan Tadic also looks to be a promising acquisition following an £11 million move from FC Twente and all the pressure will be on the home side for this game, with Tottenham looking to bounce back from a recent home defeat against West Brom.
Since winning their opening four matches, Spurs have faltered and their League Cup win against Nottingham Forest is their only victory in the past seven games, even if last weekend’s 1-1 draw at the Emirates saw the team defend well.
William Hill offer a best price 5/4 about the home win although Mauricio Pochettino has inherited a modest squad of players and selling Gylfi Sigurdsson to Swansea seemed an odd choice considering he’s better than most of the midfielders at the club.
Erik Lamela enjoys a run of games but no goals to show for his efforts to date, while Emmanuel Adebayor is not a forward who delivers on a consistent basis, with Ryan Mason bidding to keep his place in the team.
There are simply not enough reasons to back the home side to win this game and Southampton have an away win to their name at the Emirates in the League Cup in addition to victories at West Ham and Swansea.
Southampton to win @ 27/10 with 888sport