Southampton vs. Tottenham Hotspur
August 5, 2022 10:00 am EDT
The Line: Southampton +800 / Tottenham Hotspur -280
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Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton face off Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. When these two teams faced off in February 2022 it was Southampton that won 3-2.
Tottenham finished last season in 4th place in the standings, and the hope is they can climb up even higher this season. Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min are the starts of this team, but there is a ton of pressure on Cristian Romero to become that third star. Romero was good last season when he was healthy, but he missed a ton of time because of injury. Tottenham hasn’t looked bad heading into the season, but they can’t be happy with how the last game went. Against Roma, Tottenham Hotspur had 65 percent of the possession, but they didn’t even have a shot on goal. In this game, Tottenham needs to control the game, but also make sure to do more with the possession.
On the other side of this matchup is Southampton, who finished last season in 15th place in the standings. The biggest issue for this Southampton team is you never really know what you are going to get. At times, they look like one of the better teams in the Premier League, and other times they look like a team that should be relegated. Captain James Ward-Prowse is back, and he is going to need to be good this season, if the team wants to find success. Heading into the season, Southampton has been competitive, and two games ago against Monaco they were able to win 3-1. In the last game against Villareal, they were competitive, but they were defeated 2-1.
It seems that every time Southampton and Tottenham play, there are a ton of goals scored, and I don’t think it’s going to be any different in this game. Tottenham can really score, but against Southampton, their defense really seems to struggle. Look for both teams to score at least two goals, and this game is going to go over the total. Back the over to cash.