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Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

tottenham hotspur We are off to a perfect start to the 2022-23 Premier League campaign. Southampton Saturday afternoon to North London.

Spurs are preparing to return to the Champions League after finishing fourth in the standings last season. Meanwhile, Southampton are in his 15th position, just five points away from the relegation zone.

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Tottenham won four of their last five Premier League games of the 2021-22 season to finish fourth ahead of Arsenal and eventually finish in fifth, two points behind the Gunners. Antonio Contehave successfully secured a spot in the group stage of this season’s Champions League.

Spurs were actually just three points behind third-placed Chelsea. The north London club is looking to challenge for the top spot again this season and could be viewed as the best of the rest behind Manchester City and Liverpool. Aim for the title again.

Tottenham have not been very busy in terms of games this summer, having played just four friendly games in total, including last weekend’s 1-0 loss to Roma in the final pre-season match.

However, Conte’s side has been active in the transfer market, Richarlison, Yves Bisma, Jed Spence, Ivan Perisic When Fraser Forsterin the meantime clement langle Arrived on loan from Barcelona.

Tottenham had the fourth best home record in the Premier League last season with 40 points from 19 games. We are trying to get off to a perfect start to the 2022-23 season, especially since the next game is a minor issue. London derby against Chelsea on August 14th.

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttle celebrates with his players after the match on 16 April 2022© Reuters

Meanwhile, Southampton finished 15th in the Premier League standings last season. In the 2019-20 season he was 11th, but in the 2016-17 season he finished 8th, and in four campaigns he finished 17th, 16th, 15th, 15th. did.

Ralph HasenhuttleThe club’s supporters are hoping for an improvement this season after winning just nine of their 38 league games last season and just five points from the relegation zone.

After losing their last four league games last season, Southampton have played five friendly games this summer, their only win coming against Monaco on 27 July, when they lost 2-1 at home to Villarreal. After that, I will participate in this competition. weekend.

The saints are busy during the summer market, Gavin Bazunu, Sekoumara, Romeo Lavia, Armel Bela-Kochup, Joe Alibo When Mateusz Lysbut Forster and Shane Long.

Hasenhuttl’s side are having a difficult first month of the season with Leeds United, Leicester City, Manchester United and Chelsea in their first five games, so they could be lower in the standings heading into September. .

Tottenham Hotspur’s pre-season form:

Southampton’s pre-season form:

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Richarlison in action for Tottenham Hotspur in July 2022© Reuters

Tottenham will miss new signing Richarlison on Saturday due to suspension. Oliver Skip Definitely out of the contest due to a broken leg.

Newcomer Bissouma is also in doubt. At a press conference, Conte insisted he would not take risks when it comes to the midfielder.

Conte will have to make decisions in many areas, but the team is likely to be similar to the one who finished last season, Harry Kane, Son Heung Min When Dejan Kursevsky Play as a front three.

Ryan Sessegnon Perisic was still not quite fit and could nod on the left, but Ben Davis Despite concerns about his availability, he’s a good starter at the back.

As for Southampton, head coach Hasenfutl confirmed at the pre-match press conference. Nathan Terra When Theo Walcott Missed the game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tino Livramento The Saints will also miss three players on Saturday.

Che Adams Despite recent speculation surrounding his future, he could lead the attack and new signing Mara could start from the bench.

Bazunu can nod between sticks, but there may be another debutant in the form of Alivo arriving from the Rangers this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur starters:
Loris; Romero, Dyer, Davis. Doherty, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon.Krussevsky, Kane, Son

Southampton starting options:
Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Salis, Bednarek, Perot. S Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Eriunushi.Alibo; Adams

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Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Southampton.

It was a tough opener for Southampton and it proved very difficult to predict anything other than a Saints defeat. They look to be in good form heading into the season, so we can only see a comfortable win at home.

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