Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview: Expect plenty of goals at St Mary's

After being knocked out of the Capital One Cup, Tim Sherwood takes his side down to the coast to face a Saints side struggling for form, with our tipster backing goals
Tottenham Hotspur have had a turbulent week with the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas and exiting the Capital One Cup after conceding two late goals to rivals West Ham United.

Caretaker boss Tim Sherwood will look to boost his chances of securing the manager's job on a full-time basis as he takes his side south to face Southampton.

The Saints have gone five matches without a win, drawing their last two matches 1-1 against Newcastle United and Manchester City respecitively. Mauricio Pochettino's side are 7/5 (2.40) to get back to winning ways with Betway.

Spurs will be looking to avoid three straight defeats for the first time this season, after Liverpool beat them 5-0 in the league last weekend.

Sherwood will hope for a reaction from his side, who are plagued with injuries and suspensions. Betway price them at 19/10 (2.90) to take all three points. The same firm price the draw at 9/4 (3.25).

With both sides in poor form, it is tough to back an outright winner in this fixture. Both teams to score would be a decent bet but the price of 7/10 (1.70) does not stand out.

However, for those looking for a better option, over 2.5 goals at a generous 21/20 (2.05) looks extremely good. This bet would have landed in Tottenham's last six matches, as well as in two of the Saints' last three matches at St Mary's. So with both sides boasting strong attacking line-ups, expect plenty of goals.

Over 2.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) 2pts with Betway

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