In the next round of the championship of England 18.03.2023. play “Southampton” – “Tottenham”. In recent games “Saints” began to show signs of life. It’s not too late for them to get out of the relegation zone.
In the last 5 games, the hosts have won two victories – not enough for an outsider. They even managed to escape from last place, catching up on points and ahead of Bournemouth on goal difference. And from the saving 17th place they are now not much behind, just one point. In addition, they have another motivation in this match – in the first round they lost to Spurs with a big score of 1:4.
The visitors play very unevenly this season, giving away a lot of points, including to teams from the bottom of the table, so the outcome of their match with the Saints is also not as clear as it seems. And even the fourth place “Spurs” still occupy only conditionally – “Liverpool” they are ahead by 3 points, “Newcastle” – by 4, but the first has a game in reserve, and the second – as many as two. And the “inferior” rivals are also lined up for the top four.
4 of Tottenham’s last 5 games have seen a 2.5 goals-against totalIn 3 of Southampton’s last 4 home games a 2.5 goals-against total has been broken.
The Saints’ explosion of activity, culminating in victories over Chelsea and Leicester, is linked with the appointment of a new “head”. Perhaps that factor will play a role in this game as well. In any case, the hosts should be highly motivated and offer fierce resistance to the favorite.