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Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur

Southampton vs Tottenham: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

17:00 EAT 09/03/2019
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Riding high on their Champions League win over Dortmund, Spurs return to Premier League action with a trip to face Saints at St Mary's Stadium

With a Champions League quarter-final place secured for the first time since 2011, Tottenham are riding high as they return to domestic action against Southampton on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side secured a 1-0 away victory against Borussia Dortmund to deliver a 4-0 result on aggregate, picking up their first win in four games in the process.

They travel to a Saints side potentially still reeling from their last-gasp defeat against Manchester United a week ago, with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side still perilously close to the bottom three.

In addition, Spurs will likely be able to call upon the services of Dele Alli, who is expected to feature for the first time since pulling his hamstring six weeks ago.

Pochettino himself, though, will be in the stands  after he received a touchline ban  for his exchange with Mike Dean after the Burnley game.

Game Southampton vs Tottenham
Date Saturday, March 9
Time 3:00pm GMT / 10:00am ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game will be broadcast on NBCSN and can be streamed through NBC Sports Live.

US TV channel Online stream
NBCSN NBC Sports Live

In the UK, the game will not be broadcast or streamed as it falls within the blackout period. Goal will however be providing minute-by-minute coverage of the game on our live text commentary.

UK TV channel Online stream

Squads & Team News

Position Southampton squad
Goalkeepers McCarthy, Forster, Gunn, Rose
Defenders Vestergaard, Hoedt, Stephens, Yoshida, Bednarek, Targett, Cedric, Bertrand
Midfielders Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Davis, Redmond, Elyounoussi, Hojbjerg, Valery
Forwards Ings, Austin, Long, Gallagher

Mario Lemina and Michael Obafemi remain out of the equation for Southampton, who could very well remain unchanged for the visit of their top-four opponents.

Danny Ings, meanwhile, could make a return to the bench following a hamstring issue.

Confirmed Southampton starting XI: Gunn, Valery, Yoshida, Verstergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Austin.

Bench: McCarthy, Stephens, Targett, Armstrong, Slattery, Sims, Long.

Position Tottenham squad
Goalkeepers Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Whiteman, Austin
Defenders Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Aurier, Eyoma
Midfielders Winks, Lamela, Dier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Eriksen, Amos, Marsh, Skipp, Bowden, Alli, Davies
Forwards Llorente, Kane, Son, Lucas

Dele Alli is the big-name inclusion for the visitors as he returns just in time for the Premier League run-in. He goes straight back into the starting XI for his first game since January 20.

Kieran Trippier is currently undergoing treatment for a groin issue so he'll be unavailable, while Harry Winks will be assessed ahead of the encounter.

Confirmed Tottenham starting XI:  Lloris, Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Lucas, Kane.

Bench: Gazzaniga, Davies, Foyth, Wanyama, Lamela, Son, Llorente.

Betting & Match Odds

Tottenham are the odds-on favourites to take the three points and are priced at 10/11 with bet365 . Southampton are available at 11/4 while a draw is 13/5.

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Match Preview

With their best Champions League campaign for eight years assured after delivering a 1-0 win away at Borussia Dortmund to clinch a quarter-final spot, confidence should be high at Tottenham.

Though Mauricio Pochettino’s side have seen their Premier League title hopes slip away following defeat against Chelsea and a draw with Arsenal, their progression to the last eight of Europe’s most prestigious competition represents a new benchmark for the Argentine’s tenure in charge.

Now, however, they must turn their attentions back to league matters as they make the trip to a Southampton, Pochettino's former club.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has helped to revive the fortunes of the south-coast club since his arrival but his side still sit perilously close to the edge of the relegation zone.

They could do with a win to put some distance between them and the drop, having missed the chance last time out against Manchester United when the Red Devils snatched it at the death.

Pochettino will be banned from the touchline for the game after the FA took action against his rant at Mike Dean after the 2-1 defeat to Burnley.

“I am a little bit in shock because I think it is completely unfair,” Pochettino commented after learning of the ban. “But what can I do now? Nothing – only to accept it.

“I need to see the reason they announced I’m going to be banned. I still don’t know the reason because the letter did not arrive.

“Of course it wasn’t the best way to talk with the referee, but I never expected this sort of situation.

“I need to see the reason why, then we’ll see what happens. I am so curious to see why they decided to do what they do.

“This is my seventh season in England and you can see how I have behaved from day one. I always want to help and empathise, understand and behave my best.

“This is my first time that maybe I wasn’t completely right in behaviour, but I think it is too much. I feel a little bit sad and disappointed with the punishment. It’s unbelievable.”