Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton
|Date & Time||Saturday April 25, 2015, 8:45 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Southampton 11/10 Draw 12/5 Tottenham 14/5
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Two teams battling for European footballe next season meet in Saint mary's as Southampton host Tottenham in the early morning Premier League kick off. Southampton have lost two of their last three and in doing so have fallen down the league tabel to seventh now behind tomorrows opponents Tottenham. With Southampton though their home form has been strong of late winning their last three home games without conceding a goal.The Saints will look to Tadic, Pelle and Mane to provide an offensive spark and Ronald Koeman has some strength on the bench with Shane Long who just is not consistent enough to start but does provide a good alternative. Southampton's strength this season though has been their defence and the Saints have been very tough to break downs this season especially at home in Saint Mary's.
Totenham are having a mixed bag of a season. Harry Kane and Christian Erickson have been the best players in the squad and Spurs have become veavily reliant on both players.Amazingly for a squad playr prior to the season Kane notched his thirtyieth goal of the season last weekend. It is hard to know how good Kane is as teams are yet to adjust to his presence in games. Erikson though has been key to the success of Kane as he draws defenders in and creates 1 on 1' s for the young Kane.
Really hard game to call here as I think both teams have obvious strenghts that match up well against one another. for these reasons I am going to take the draw. Southampton are deserved favourites given that they are the home team and have consistantly beaten teams in the middle of the table all season but Tottenham are no pushovers and I expect this to be a ding dong battle betweek two ell matched teams. I am going to take both teams to score.