class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Following the departure of Jose Mourinho, our tipster is backing Spurs to have plenty of joy in front of goal against the struggling Saints this week

Tottenham will be hoping to give their deteriorating top-four hopes a boost when they welcome Southampton to north London on Wednesday evening.

Harry Kane’s double at Everton last Friday secured only a point for the Champions League chasers, prompting the dismissal of manager Jose Mourinho after only 17 months in charge and leaving Ryan Mason in temporary charge.

Tottenham vs Southampton Latest Odds

Spurs have won only one of their last five Premier League games but are clear 4/5 (1.80) favourites with bet365 to close the gap on fourth with three valuable points here.

Southampton have been nothing short of atrocious since mid-December, winning only three of 19 top-flight matches in that time, and are out at 10/3 (4.33) to move 12 points clear of the bottom three with a victory.

A draw would be a huge body blow for the hosts’ European ambitions and that is priced at 14/5 (3.80) by the online bookmaker.

Tottenham vs Southampton Team News

Kane was substituted in injury time last week after injuring his ankle and is unlikely to play any part in this one, joining Ben Davies on the sidelines, although Matt Doherty could return.

Will Smallbone, Michael Obafemi and Oriol Romeu are long-term absentees for the Saints, meaning Ralph Hasenhuttl has no new injuries to contend with.

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Spurs’ challenge for the top-four has fallen by the wayside in recent weeks with the club picking up only five points from the last available 15, but the saving grace is that they are at least having no trouble in finding the net.

They have scored eight times across those five matches and going back even further, have failed to strike in only one of their most recent 11 Premier League matches so should have little trouble breaching a Southampton defence with only one clean sheet in their last 14 top-flight fixtures.

No team has conceded more away goals this season than the 36 Saints have shipped, with 26 of those coming in the eight away games they have played in 2021.

Tottenham vs Southampton Tips and Predictions

Spurs to score over 1.5 goals is priced at 8/11 (1.73) and despite appearing skinny, actually offers decent value for punters after paying out in four of Tottenham’s last six in the Premier League and with Southampton conceding more than once in each of their last four top-flight games.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.