Southampton can pull themselves further clear of the bottom three when they host Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League match at St. Mary’s Stadium, in Southampton, England, on Saturday night (IST).
What competition it is? Premier League
Teams: Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur
Kick Off: Saturday 09 March
Match Timing: 08:30 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? St. Mary’s Stadium (32,505)
TV Info: Star Network has the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action on Hotstar App.
Southampton haven’t set the league on fire under manager Ralph Hasenhüttl ever since he replaced Mark Hughes on the South coast. But the club supporters are behind him and are optimistic for a bright future under the wings of former Red Bull Leipzig manager.
The highlight of his reign was definitely the 3-2 home win over Arsenal. It was Saints’ first win under him, while four more have come in the next 12 matches. That’s not a good return for a club aiming to break into the top-half.
But Saints are in a relegation battle for the second successive season. Any amount of results will do as long as they keep themselves out of the bottom three.
Hasenhüttl is not shy of making big decisions either. His decision to loan out center-back Soares is still beyond comprehension considering the team can do with an experienced presence at the back, but the good thing is that he has Yan Valery has flourished in his absence.
Southampton should avoid the drop, and they should if we look at their fixture list. Saints have just one game against a top six team.
Tottenham ended their three-game winless run with a 0-1 away win over Borussia Dortmund in the round-of-16 Champions League 2nd leg match at Westfalenstadion. Harry Kane scored the all-important goal and Spurs secured a place in the quarterfinals.
During that three-game run, Spurs lost twice in the Premier League, while they had to settle for a 1-1 draw in the North London Derby. That unfruitful streak has all but ended their hopes of the Premier League glory.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Southampton –D D L L W L
Tottenham Hotspur – W W L L D W
SOU vs TOT Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur Team News:
Injured – Michael Obafemi and Mario Lemina have both been ruled out of this match. But the biggest setback is Danny Ings’ injury. Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl has confirmed that the former Liverpool player won’t be involved against Spurs. Ings hasn’t played since February 2.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Charlie Austin will b leading the attack for the hosts, while Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse will be playing behind him providing more attacking prowess to the hosts.
Key Players – Redmond, Austin, Ward-Prowse
Injured – Vincent Janssen remains a long-term absentee for the visitors.
Suspended – Also, Ismael Traore is carrying a knock and he will be assessed ahead of the match.
Questionable – Harry Winks and Kieran Tripper are both carrying knocks and will be assessed ahead of the match. Meanwhile, midfielder Dele Alli will face a late fitness test.
Note: Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will be in the stands after receiving a two-match touchline ban this week.
Key Players – Kane, Son, Eriksen
SOU vs TOT Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Southampton– Gunn (GK), Vestergaard, Yoshida, Bednarek, Valery, Romeu, Hojberg, Bertrand, Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Austin
Tottenham Hotspur– Lloris (GK), Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Alli, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Son Heung-Min, Kane
SOU vs TOT Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Tottenham Hotspur have lost just once in the last 13 games against Southampton and we back them to continue this streak this weekend.
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