SportSouthampton Predicted XI: Tottenham Hotspur (H)

20:05  08 march  2019
20:05  08 march  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Southampton 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Four Findings

Southampton 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Four Findings Southampton moved up to 16th place on the Premier League table with a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon. The Saints headed into the fixture as clear underdogs but turned in an inspired second-half display to put their opponents to the sword at St Mary’s Stadium. Ralph Hasenhuttl named an unchanged team from the starting line-up he fielded in Southampton’s cruel 3-2 defeat away at Manchester United last weekend, and they performed valiantly once again.

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Southampton Predicted XI: Tottenham Hotspur (H) © Clive Mason/Getty Images Sport Manchester United v Southampton FC - Premier League

Southampton will be looking to push further away from the Premier League’s relegation zone on Saturday when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to St Mary’s Stadium.

The Saints are currently sat in 17th place on the table but have been playing well of late, and were unlucky to have suffered a 3-2 defeat away at Manchester United last weekend.

Tottenham have struggled to develop form in the Premier League but progressed through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 4-0 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund in midweek.

Tottenham player ratings: Borussia Dortmund (A)

Tottenham player ratings: Borussia Dortmund (A) Tottenham most certainly proved some of their doubter’s wrong in their Round of 16 second-led tie against Borussia Dortmund. Tottenham came to Dortmund with a three nil lead and one foot in the next round of the Champions League. But with Dortmund not having yet lost a game at home before this tie and Tottenham only picking up one point from their last three games, this was always going to be tough for Tottenham. Dortmund needed at least three goals to have a chance of going through so came out all guns blazing in the first half. Their intensity and movement kept Spurs on their toes for the first 45 but Tottenham’s back line were on top form.

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Tottenham Hotspur FC. Nathan Redmond had started for Southampton in a more central position alongside Ings in attack and soon dribbled inside Toby Alderweireld before forcing a good save by the former Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has a near-clean bill of health but is still without Danny Ings, who has not yet returned to full training. Michael Obafemi is also out until the end of the season with a hamstring injury.

Mario Lemina is back in full training but is unavailable for selection ahead of Saturday’s fixture.

Take a look at how we expect Southampton to line up against Spurs.

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