Premier League: Southampton v Tottenham match preview
look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at St Mary’s
Friday 26 October 2012
Spurs travel to Southampton on Sunday in search of improvement following two lacklustre performances.
Andre Villas-Boas' men were outplayed and beaten 4-2 by his old side Chelsea last weekend and followed the result up with a 1-1 draw with Slovenian club Maribor in the Europa League on Thursday.
Southampton dwell in 18th in the table with just four points to their name, having conceded more goals in the first eight games than any other team in Premier League history (24).
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Southampton 1 (Quashie) Spurs 0, Premier League, March 2005
Spurs 5 (Defoe 3, Kanoute, Keane) Southampton 1 (Crouch), Premier League, December 2004
Southampton 1 (Delap) Spurs 0, Premier League, March 2004
Gareth Bale is preparing to make his first appearance at St Mary's Stadium since leaving Southampton for Tottenham in 2007
Southampton have won six of the last eight meetings between the sides
Twelve of Tottenham's 15 league goals this season have come in the second half
Towards the end of the 94/95 season, Saints' leading man of the nineties Matt Le Tissier scored twice in a 4-3 win against Tottenham at The Dell.
Southampton to win: 4.00
Spurs to win: 1.80
TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm
The Sistine Chapel is set to be illuminated with thousands of LEDs
Gillian Anderson lays into gender disparity in Hollywood
Latest in Sport
Arsene Wenger 18th anniversary at Arsenal: His WORST signings XI during his time with the Gunners
18 things Wenger has still never done at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger's worst signings XI
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Nani: On loan Sporting Lisbon winger admits he may not return to Manchester United
- 1 Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
- 2 Prince held a Facebook Q&A and this is the only question he answered...
- 3 'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 4 35,000 walrus gather ashore on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Former Tory donor Arron Banks ups his Ukip donation to £1million following William Hague 'nobody' comment