Tottenham threw away a 2-1 lead to lose the North London Derby 4-2 on Sunday and Mauricio Pochettino will be demanding a return to winning ways after they slipped below Arsenal in the table. They couldn’t have been handed a more affordable opponent either in Southampton, who they have beaten in five of their last six home meetings with.
Southampton raced into a two-goal lead against Manchester United on Saturday, but capitulated to draw 2-2. The result, coupled with Cardiff’s win over Wolves, saw them drop into the relegation zone and having failed to win their last five away matches, losing four, few are giving them a chance of coming away from Wembley with a positive result.
Indeed, Tottenham should bounce back with a win here.
Tottenham- Jan Vertonghen is suspended after his sending off in the 4-2 loss to Arsenal, with Toby Alderweireld set to come in.
Kieran Trippier has recovered from injury and may start in place of Serge Aurier, but Erik Lamela is sidelined with a thigh problem that forced him to miss the North London Derby. Live Bet on NaijaBet.com
Victor Wanyama, Vincent Janssen, Mousa Dembele and Davinson Sanchez are all ruled out, while Danny Rose, Harry Winks and Lucas Moura could all start should Mauricio Pochettino look to shuffle his pack.
Southampton- Mario Lemina is suspended due to an accumulation of bookings, with Steven Davis and Oriol Romeu battling it out to deputise in midfield.
Yan Valery could continue should the former duo fail to overcome knocks in time, while Manolo Gabbiadini and Charlie Austin may both come into the side.
It’s hard to see how Saints will line up here after Mark Hughes was relieved of his duties on Monday morning, with Kelvin Davis taking charge.
Tottenham are undefeated in 34 of their last 38 home matches in Premier League.
Southampton has failed to win their last 10 matches (Premier League).
Tottenham have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 home matches against Southampton in all competitions.
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