Tottenham vs Southampton: Promises of Top Four for Spurs as Tough Saints Test Awaits Antonio Conte's Men

Tottenham vs Southampton: Promises of Top Four for Spurs as Tough Saints Test Awaits Antonio Conte's Men

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Tottenham Hotspur will look to climb into the top four of the Premier League against Southampton tonight
  • Both sides come off FA Cup victories this past weekend, with Spurs defeating Brighton while Southampton struggled past Coventry City
  • The last fixture between the sides was a high scoring one, seeing Spurs striker Son Heung-min scoring four goals in a 5-2 victory at St. Mary's Stadium

The race for the Premier League's fourth spot shifts into another gear tonight when Tottenham Hotspur hosts Southampton tonight.

Spurs heads into the game fresh from a 3-1 win in the FA Cup against Brighton & Albion Hove. The Saints had to struggle to put away non-Premier League team Coventry City in the same competition.

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Spurs striker Son Heun-min was in fiery form last time against Southampton, scoring four goals. Image source: Tottenham Hotspur FC/Getty Images
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The home side hammered the visitors 5-2 in December's reverse fixture at St Mary's courtesy of four goals by Son Heung-min, as stated on the Premier League's website.

According to The Hard Tackle, Antonio Conte has instilled a hard-working mentality among the Spurs camp, with Harry Kane recently hailing his influence in the dressing room. The results speak for themselves, with the recent defeat to Chelsea being Conte’s only loss in the Premier League since replacing Nuno Espirito Santo in November.

The seventh-placed north Londoners have a chance to raise the heat on Manchester United, who left the door open with a disappointing draw against Burnley last night.

Southampton, on the other hand, have a chance of breaking into the top half of the table with what would be a shock win if they pulled it off. Ralf Hasenhuttl's charges currently sit in 12th spot, and are expected to hurry and hassle the Spurs defenders in an attempt to create turnovers in dangerous areas of the pitch.

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

Time: 21:45 (CAT)

Channel: SuperSport Variety 3, Channel 208 (South Africa)

Probable Lineup (3-4-2-1): Lloris; Sanchez, Romero, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Reguilon; Lucas, Son; Kane

Probable Lineup (4-4-2): Forster; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud; S. Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Elyounoussi; Adams, Redmond

Manchester United’s top four hopes dented after frustrating 1-1 draw vs Burnley at Turf Moor

Manchester United’s hopes for a top-four finish took a stumble as they were frustrated to a 1-1 draw by bottom-side Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday, February 8.

As reported on Sports Brief, Paul Pogba’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Jay Rodriguez’s clever finish past David De Gea two minutes after halftime.

It proved to be the same story for the Red Devils, who once again paid the price for their wastefulness in front of goal.

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