Football Insider predicts Tottenham v Southampton
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham host Southampton on Sunday in the Premier League and will be looking to maintain their unbeaten home record in the top-flight.
Spurs will be in good spirits after demolishing Millwall in the FA Cup during their last game, but star striker Harry Kane will be on the sidelines for an extended spell.
Meanwhile, Southampton have won their last two away league matches and scored eight goals in the process.
Here, Football Insider staff predict the outcome of Saturday’s clash at White Hart Lane.
Harvey Byrne – Tottenham 1-1 Southampton
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“Southampton are the last team to have won against Tottenham at White Hart Lane and the Saints could take another point away this weekend.”
“Spurs will be without star forward Harry Kane and while the south coast side’s back line has proved leaky without Virgil van Dijk, new addition Martin Caceres could be the answer after featuring in the Under-23s.
Will Butcher – Tottenham 1-0 Southampton
“The loss of Harry Kane is likely to effect Spurs severely in the final third, as they look to keep the pressure on Antonio Conte’ Chelsea at the top of the pile.
“However, Southampton have lost four of their last six, and Spurs home form should be enough to earn a narrow win.”
Amir Mir – Tottenham 1-1 Southampton
“Spurs will maintain their unbeaten run at White Hart Lane, but they will find it tough without their star man Harry Kane.
“They’ll grind out a draw against a tricky Southampton side who are dangerous on the break.”
Danny Wright – Tottenham 1-1 Southampton
“Spurs are going to struggle for firepower without Harry Kane up front so they need someone to step up.
“However the Saints defence is not an easy one to come up against so I think Spurs will really struggle for a result this weekend.”
Alex Taylor – Tottenham 5-2 Southampton
“Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be in goalscoring mood after putting six past Millwall, despite the absence of the injured Harry Kane.
“That said, there’ll certainly be chances for the visitors at White Hart Lane, so expect goals. Alli, Son and Eriksen all to find the net.”
Dominic Toner – Tottenham 3-1 Southampton
“This should be a difficult test for Spurs and Southampton were the last side to win at White Hart Lane in the Premier League.
“However, the north London club should still have enough firepower at home and should gain the three points.”
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