Premier League

Southampton vs Tottenham: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Tottenham celebrate
Tottenham celebrate / Steve Bardens/GettyImages
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Tottenham travel to face Southampton in the Premier League as they seek to strengthen their top four ambitions.

Spurs continued their unbeaten domestic start to life under Antonio Conte with an impressive 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Boxing Day.

Meanwhile, Ralph Hasenhuttl praised Southampton's courage as they clawed their way to a 3-2 away triumph at West Ham courtesy of a headed winner from Jan Bednarek.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.


How to watch Southampton vs Tottenham on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Tuesday 28 December, 15:00 (GMT)
Where is it being played? St Mary's Stadium
What TV channel is it on? Amazon Prime (UK), fuboTV (US)
Highlights? BBC Match of the Day (UK), Sky Sports Football YouTube channel
Who's the referee? Anthony Taylor
Who's the VAR? Andy Madley


Southampton team news

Stuart Armstrong
Armstrong applauds the Southampton supporters / Robin Jones/GettyImages

Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong returned to the Saints squad for their 3-2 win over West Ham at the weekend.

Adam Armstrong and Fraser Forster were also welcomed back, although Hasenhuttl confirmed pre-match that Lyanco, Jack Stephens and Nathan Tella will miss the remainder of this year due to Covid-19.

You can read Southampton's predicted lineup here.


Tottenham team news

Cristian Romero
Romero has been missing with a thigh injury / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte confirmed last week that Christian Romero is likely to return at the beginning of next month.

Ryan Sessegnon is also likely to miss out with a thigh problem, although Bryan Gil has recently returned from Covid-19 isolation and came off the bench against Palace.

You can read Tottenham's predicted lineup here.


Southampton vs Tottenham head-to-head record

Spurs boast the superior head-to-head record over the south coast outfit in recent years, winning 14 out of their last 20 meetings with Southampton.

They ran out 5-2 winners at St Mary's last season under Jose Mourinho when Harry Kane assisted each of Son Heung-min's four goals before grabbing Tottenham's fifth of the afternoon himself.


Southampton vs Tottenham score prediction

Whereas previously it was difficult to see where the goals would come from in this Tottenham side, Conte has resolved their lack of punch in attack.

Southampton, in contrast, are saddled with the opposite problem, often competing in matches but being unable to put the opposition to bed with a lack of firepower in attack.

These are the types of games Spurs must win if they are to harbour serious hopes of playing Champions League football next season.

Prediction: Southampton 0-2 Tottenham

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