Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton 03/23/2014 FreeEnglish Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Tottenham Hotspur (16-5-9) Southampton (12-9-9)
Sunday 23rd March 2014 13:30(GMT)
The Line: Tottenham Hotspur 6/5 Draw 23/10 Southampton 12/5 See the Latest Odds
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A midweek game in Portugal against Benfica where Tottenham put in a terrific effort but ultimately came up short could be partially to blame if Spurs lose this game at home. With a major injury crisis on his hands Tim Sherwood's squad will be very light on Sunday and the team is decimated at center back with four players out through injury. The possible loss of Emmanuel Adebayor up front to a hamstring injury may just be the straw that broke the camels back but one upside is that Roberto Soldado is eager to get game time and prove his worth both for Tottenham and for Spain. There is still plenty of attacking talent in this Spurs side though even with the injuries, Sigurdsson, Erickson, Lennon and Soldado will provide problems for Southampton on Sunday.
Southampton do come into this ingood form, the Saints have won the last two and three of the last five away from home.Manager Pochettino will look to his England starlets Lambert, Lalallana and Shaw to bring the game to Tottenham in White Hart Lane. Southampton have had a good season and put for too many draws could be sitting above Spurs in the league table. WIth a productive youth set up and atalented squad and a young manager it would appear that Southampton are here for the long haul in the Premier League.
Its hard not to fancy goals in this encounter, Tottenham just have too many defensive injuries to be solid at the back and Southampton have lots of talent to exploit the missing Tottenham players. At evens I think the value is on the overs and I will be taking the overs big tomorrow. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo