Two of Harry Redknapp’s former sides meet on Saturday afternoon when Southampton are the visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Thankfully, given the club’s away form, the match takes place in North London. Tottenham’s last eight Premier League victories have been in home games – they last had a longer run of wins coming exclusively at home between April 2000-January 2001 (10).
Mauricio Pochettino will be certainly looking to get one over his old employers given the current spotlight on him following the penalty shoot out exit at the hands of Colchester United on Tuesday night.
After being rested for the Carabao Cup tie, fans will be hoping that the likes of Harry Kane, Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Winks are all recalled to the starting eleven.
Redknapp fully expects Spurs to bounce back and register their third win of the Premier League campaign.
This is a match which the Spurs faithful will be expecting to win.
Redknapp told BetVictor: “Tottenham were on the end of a cup shock in midweek when League two Colchester followed up a victory over Crystal Palace with a second Premier League scalp of the season in the League Cup.
“The lack of extra time, of course, gives the minnows a better chance of qualifying but Spurs were poor in regulation time and no one could begrudge the ‘U’s their dramatic penalty shootout success.
“Tottenham are experiencing a frustrating period and let slip a two-goal advantage in Greece, settling for a draw at Olympiakos in their opening champions League contest recently. They followed that with a surprise 2-1 reverse against Leicester and the loss at Colchester leaves manager Mauricio Pochettino with a big task in lifting morale amongst the players. They now face Southampton on home soil, looking to close the gap on the top four and I expect Spurs to bounce back with a more positive approach.
“Saints will arrive happy following a 4-0 success on Tuesday at rivals Portsmouth in the cup but this may mask the fact that their form in the top flight has been rather indifferent. They were poor when defeated 3-1 at home against Bournemouth previously and still look short of quality to compete with the bigger teams in the section.”
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