Spurs put on a good display against Brighton at the weekend, a 3-1 win meant that they would go through to the fifth round of the tournament. If they could get their hands on some silverware this season it would finally end the 14-year trophy drought that Spurs have fans have reluctantly gone through.
Tottenham look in as good a position as ever to hold the FA Cup this year but will the harmony in the squad carry on if Antonio Conte isn’t given the money he would have been promised before he took the job.
Kyle Walker-Peters has come up clutch in the last two games he’s played for the Saints, a goal against Manchester City meant that the game finished 1-1 and Southampton put an end to Manchester Cities 13 game winning streak.
In the previous fixture versus Coventry, a 112th-minute winner meant that the Saints were through to the next round of the FA Cup.
Even if Walker-Peters can carry on this run of form, it’s probably going to be too little too late for him to get World Cup call up considering the quality of English right backs at the moment; Trent AA, Reece James, Kierian Trippier and Kyle Walker just to name a few.
Over 2.5 Goals And Spurs To Score In Both Halves
Tottenham have won seven out of the last 11 PL games played between these two (W7-D2-L2) with the latest game being a 1-1 draw at St. Mary’s Stadium earlier in the season.
Out of the 11 games that have been played there was only one clean sheet shared between the two which happened in 1-0 win for Spurs which in-turn means that BTTS markets came off in 10/11 games.
Since Antonio Conte took over, Spurs have managed four PL clean sheets which were all against opponents of far lesser skill than them (Norwich (H), Brentford (H), Palace (H), Watford (A)).
Although Tottenham have shown the ability to keep a clean sheet, it seems to only happen when they play teams towards the back end of the table. Despite history saying that BTTS seems to come off in this game a lot, only 30% of Tottenham home games have had this market come off.
82% of Southampton away games have resulted in over 2.5 goals and 70% of Tottenham home games have had over 2.5 goals.
Another good value bet could be Spurs scoring in both halves; Tottenham have scored in both halves in 50% of their home games this season and in 55% of Southampton’s away games they have conceded in both halves. Considering this is currently being offered at around 2.5 this seems like good value.
OVER 2.5 GOALS
SPURS TO SCORE IN BOTH HALVES