Southampton vs Tottenham: Premier League preview

Antonio Conte’s side will know if their lead on Newcastle has been cleave to a point or not prior to kick-off at St Mary’s Stadium, with Eddie Howe’s team in action against Nottingham Forest on Friday.

It was Forest who gave Spurs the perfect platform on which to acquire a much-needed win last week. So poor for most of the first-half, Spurs recovered from a difficult week to breathe fresh live into their Champions League challenge.

Saints, meanwhile, are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the division. While it has been an dreadful season, they gain at least picked up points against Chelsea and Manchester United of late, which should serve as a warning to their visitors.

Here’s all you need to know about the game.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Southampton vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off time on Saturday 18 March, 2023.

St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton will host.

Where to watch Southampton vs Tottenham

TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast in the UK as it takes places behind a blackout imposed across English football at the time.

Highlights: You can, however, watch highlights on Match of the Day when it airs at 10.30pm on BBC One.

LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Dan Kilpatrick will be providing expert analysis from the ground.

Southampton vs Tottenham team news

Saints boss Ruben Selles has confirmed former Spurs defender Kyle Walker-Peters is in need of a fitness test after picking up a knock during their loss to Brentford. Ainsley Maitland-Niles is also not thought to be fully fit, meaning James Bree looks most likely to start at accurate-back.

Blow: Former Spurs defender Walker-Peters could miss the game against his used club

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For Spurs, not many changes are expected. Ivan Perisic could replace Ben Davies and Emerson Royal is back in light training, although it’s unlikely Conte will tinker too much.

Southampton vs Tottenham prediction

Spurs gain to win this. Saints may tend to up their game when playing against the bigger teams in the division but anything other than three points would be a disaster for Conte.

Tottenham to win 2-1.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Southampton wins: 65

Draws: 51

Tottenham wins: 86

Southampton vs Tottenham latest odds

Southampton to win: 18/5

Draw: 5/2

Tottenham to win: 4/5

Odds via Betfair and subject to change.