Tottenham vs Southampton

Tottenham vs Southampton

 

Tottenham vs Southampton

The first of the eight Boxing Day fixtures in the Premier League (PL) this year is Tottenham vs Southampton. Spurs come into the match after an emphatic 3-0 win away at Burnley – in fact, Harry Kane alone scored as many goals at Burnley’s ground than they had previously conceded in eight games (three).

In terms of the H2H, Tottenham have traditionally had a strong advantage when playing Southampton in London, with five wins in the last six. Christmas spirits? There has been a bit of temperature between the teams recently, with 23 yellow cards 0(3.83 on average) and one red over the last six H2H matches.https://sportpesatipsters.com/cheerplex%20mega%20jackpot/

Tottenham initially had some adjustment issues with playing their home matches at Wembley, and failed to win any of their three first home matches of the season. Since then, however, they have had a healthy five wins and a draw. Furthermore, only Manchester United and Burnley (three), have conceded less than Spurs (six) at home so far this season.

Spurs at home and Southampton on their travels share a penchant for matches with few goals. At Wembley, Spurs have seen six of nine matches finish under 2.5 matches so far this season – Southampton have seen the same in five of eight away matches.

Including the three at sports, Kane has now netted 15 PL goals this season, and is top scorer in the league tied with Mohamed Salah. He’s bagged 2+ goals in six league games already this season. He now has 36 league goals in 2017 – tied with Alan Shearer for the most PL goals in a calendar year. With matches still to come this year, he may well make the record his own against Southampton, who he has scored two goals against in nine matches.

The striker himself makes no secret of his desire to claim the record, and seems to be full of confidence as the Boxing Day fixtures approach, stating: “We wanted the second goal to kill the game and when I scored it, I thought ‘right, let’s get the hat-trick’. I was happy to put that one away, I’m really pleased. I can now go into the (Southampton) game on Tuesday and try to get the record, that would be a great achievement.”