Southampton - Tottenham Betting Preview: Expect the goals to keep on coming at St Mary's
With two attacking-minded managers going head-to-head on the South coast, this match is sure to provide plenty of goalmouth action. Al Hain-Cole advises not to switch off earlyAfter seeing his side’s four-game winning streak come to a halt against former employers Chelsea last time out, Andre Villas-Boas will be eager to steer Tottenham back to winning ways when they travel to struggling Southampton on Sunday afternoon.
The young Portuguese manager is slowly rebuilding his exciting reputation in England, and a win at Old Trafford in the last away league fixture certainly helped to bolster his credibility with the neutrals.
Another away win is not out of the question on Sunday, with Spurs clear 5/6 (1.83) favourites with William Hill to come out on top at St Mary’s Stadium.
Saints boss Nigel Adkins is also looking to make a name for himself at the highest level, and if he can extend his side’s two-game unbeaten run at home against such quality opposition then he will do himself no harm at all.
Despite beating Aston Villa 4-1 and drawing 2-2 with Fulham in the last two home games, the hosts are unfancied this time out, with odds of 3/1 (4.00) available for a home win.
A draw has not taken place between these teams in the last eight encounters, but you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them cancelling each other out this weekend.
Southampton have won many admirers since their promotion to the Premier League thanks to their gung-ho style, which has produced a deluge of goals at both ends.
This attacking approach is reminiscent of the adventurous tactics that eventually cost Villas-Boas his job at Chelsea, but the former Porto boss does not seem to have completely reined in his forward-thinking instincts since taking over at White Hart Lane.
While over three or more goals have been scored in seven of Southampton’s eight Premier League games this season, Spurs have also exceeded that figure in five of their eight matches so far.
Clearly, we should be in for an entertaining game here, and odds of 4/7 (1.57) on over 2.5 goals going in are certainly too good to miss.
Do not be discouraged if the goals fail to materialise straight away at St Mary’s though, as Saints fans have had to become accustomed to late drama in this action-packed return to the top-flight.
Indeed, goals have been scored after the 86th minute in six of the last seven involving Nigel Adkins’ men, so odds of 2/1 (3.00) on someone hitting the back of the net in that period on Sunday seem very generous, and are certainly worth a smaller stake investment.
|Overer 2.5 goals at 4/7 (1.57) with William Hill
||Goal to be scored after the 86th minute at 2/1 (3.00) with William Hill
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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.
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