Tottenham vs Southampton: Spurs in turmoil but win over Saints can steady the ship

It’s been a turbulent week for Tottenham but the North London outfit will be looking to steady the waters and return to winning ways when Southampton arrive in the capital.

When: Wednesday, April 20, 18:00 GMT

How to watch: Sky Sports Main Event

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Best Bets

Tottenham to win and BTTS at 5/2 (bet365)

Over 2.5 goals at 3/4 (Betfair)

Son Heung-min to score anytime at 11/10 (PaddyPower)

Jose Mourinho waves goodbye to his time at Tottenham
Jose Mourinho waves goodbye to his time at Tottenham

What is going on at Tottenham? After a tumultuous weekend, Spurs return to action with a home Premier League clash against Southampton.

The pressure is certainly on. The home side are currently seventh in the table and trail fourth-placed Chelsea by five points with six games remaining.

Ryan Mason has taken over managerial duties following the sacking of Jose Mourinho. The 29-year-old faces a difficult challenge however, he could turn the difficulty of the situation into an opportunity to make a name for himself in management.

His abilities will be tested as the Saints game is quickly followed by a trip to Wembley for a Carabao Cup final with Manchester City.

Last Three Matches

Southampton 2-5 Tottenham (Premier League - September 9, 2020)

Heung-min Son, Danny Ings and VAR stole the show at St. Mary's when the two clubs met earlier this season.

The ball found the back of the net on three occasions in the opening 30 minutes however, all three were ruled out by VAR.

Ings did eventually find the breakthrough but an equaliser from Son saw the teams go into half-time on level terms.

After the interval, Son turned on the style and bagged three more goals to put Spurs in pole position. Harry Kane added a fifth for the visitors to make up for his VAR frustrations in the first half.

Ings converted a stoppage time penalty to soften the blow but in the end, it was Jose Mourinho's me who celebrated a comprehensive win.

Tottenham 3-2 Southampton (FA Cup Replay - February 5, 2020)

Son came back to haunt Southampton when the two teams met in an FA Cup fourth-round replay.

A Jack Stephens own goal gave Spurs an early lead before Shane Long's reply levelled things up just before the break.

Ings gave Southampton the lead half way through the second period however, two quick goals from Lucas and Son sealed the tie for Mourinho's men.

Southampton 1-1 Tottenham (FA Cup - January 25, 2020)

The aforementioned contest settled this tie but when the two clubs originally met, the game also turned out to be a close affair.

Son opened the scoring in the 58th minute as Tottenham seemed to be on their way to the fifth round.

However, a late equaliser from Sofiane Boufal meant the outcome of this tie would have to come via a replay in London.

Last ten head-to-head games

Tottenham wins: 6

Draws: 2

Southampton wins: 2

Tottenham goals: 23

Southampton goals: 14

Tottenham turmoil continues

What a time to be a Tottenham fan. In the last few days, Spurs supporters have seen it all…

Two-all draw with Everton.

Down to 7th in the Premier League table.

Harry Kane injured.

No wins in three.

In the European Super League.

Jose Mourinho sacked.

Out of the European Super League.

Ryan Mason named caretaker manager.

Cup final on the horizon.

What could possibly be next?

Ryan Mason thought he would be in his prime at 29 rather than leading Tottenham
Ryan Mason thought he would be in his prime at 29 rather than leading Tottenham

Spurs fans will be hoping that the club can sail into some calmer waters over the next few days as they gear up for a Carabao Cup final with Manchester City.

More pressingly, the club need to take all three points against Southampton if they stand any chance of ending the season in the top six - never mind the top four.

Saints in no shape to take advantage

At the end of season awards, Southampton will undoubtedly be the frontrunners to take the inconsistency prize.

This is a club that at one point went to the top of the Premier League, lost 9-0 to Man United, beat defending champions Liverpool, lost 3-0 to West Brom and made the FA Cup semi-final.

Ralph Hasenhuttl insists Southampton have point to prove against Tottenham
Ralph Hasenhuttl insists Southampton have point to prove against Tottenham

No one, not even Uri Geller himself could predict what is going to happen in this upcoming game with Spurs. The one thing we say, however, is that both teams have recently been involved in high scoring games. Goal markets, in that case, will be key.

Goalscorer bets

If you read the 'Last Three Matches' section, you will know that there are two men who are the stand out performers in this fixture.

Heung-min Son scored four goals in his last outing against Saints. What's more, he has bagged six goals from his last three games against Ralph Hasenhuttl's men.

Son is Tottenham's second best goal scorer this season
Son is Tottenham's second best goal scorer this season

Danny Ings has also been impressive having bagged five goals in his last five appearances against Spurs.

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