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
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