Southampton vs Tottenham Analysis
15:00 Kick Off on 25th Jan
Southampton vs Tottenham Match Details
Southampton vs Tottenham kicks-off at St Mary’s Stadium at 15.00 on Saturday 25 January.
The start of the 2019/20 Premier League season didn’t go well for Southampton but, after a 9-0 defeat by Leicester dragged them into the relegation battle, they’ve improved in leaps and bounds. Since December 21, they’ve beaten Aston Villa, Chelsea, Tottenham, Leicester, and Crystal Palace, with their only defeat in their last eight games coming against Wolves when they took a 2-0 lead but lost 3-2.
They were beaten at home in the 2016/17 FA Cup by Arsenal in the fourth round but made it all the way to the semi-finals the following season when they were beaten by Chelsea. However, last year they were beaten in the third round by Derby on penalties in a replay at St Marys.
Jose Mourinho quickly breathed new fire into Tottenham when he took over but, despite sitting sixth in the Premier League, they don’t look anywhere near as good as they have in the last few seasons. They’ve won just two of their last seven games in all competitions and both of those wins came at home.
Tottenham’s recent FA Cup form includes a semi-final defeat to Chelsea in 2016/17. Spurs also took advantage of an easy draw in 2017/18 to make it to the semi-finals where they were beaten by Manchester United. However, they were beaten by Crystal Palace in the fourth-round last year. Mourinho last won the FA Cup in 2006/7 with Chelsea.
Southampton vs Tottenham Head-To-Heads
Tottenham have won nearly 70% of their matches against Southampton but, whilst form may be temporary and class permanent, Southampton have won their last two home matches against Spurs.
That includes a 1-0 win on New Year’s Day 2020 when Danny Ings continued his excellent goalscoring record against the perceived big-six. Ings has also continued in good form since, whilst Tottenham have lost their main striker Harry Kane to injury.