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Southampton forward Che Adams was one of the goalscorers when Ralph Hasenfutl’s Southampton won 3-2 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last season.

team news

Tottenham’s Oliver Skip is out with a broken heel hairline and Yves Bhisuma has a minor hamstring injury and will be evaluated.

Southampton wingers Nathan Terra and Theo Walcott are sidelined with knee and fitness issues respectively.

Full-back Tino Livramento is the only long-term absentee.

Manager Ralph Hasenfutl is expected to hand debuts to a number of players, including goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu and attacking midfielder Joe Alibo.

Sutton’s prediction

There’s a lot of excitement around Tottenham, but it’s the same at the start of every season.

Many expect Southampton to be relegated, in contrast to Spurs’ predictions. However, the saint seems to be canceled every season, proving people wrong.

I’m going to redo the Spurs job with the old Kane and Son one-two.

predict: 2-1

Chris Sutton’s Complete Predictions v Football Commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball

Nice one, Son - Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has scored 12 times in his last 10 games

match facts

face to face

  • This is the fourth time Tottenham have started a league game against Southampton, with Spurs winning twice and drawing once.
  • The Saints have scored in all of their last 15 games against Spurs.
  • Southampton won the match 3-2 last season and are looking to win consecutive away league wins at Tottenham for the first time since 1971.

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  • The Spurs have won the season opener in four of the last five seasons (L1).
  • Tottenham will play a Premier League home game at 3pm on Saturday for the first time in 973 days since their 5-0 win over Burnley in December 2019. Draw with Aston Villa in 2001.
  • Harry Kane has gone scoreless in seven of his first eight Premier League games, excluding Aston Villa in 2019/20.
  • However, Kane has scored 11 goals in 14 games with Southampton.


  • Southampton began their Premier League campaign with defeats in all three seasons under Ralph Hasenhuttle.
  • The last time the Saints won was nine years ago on Opening Day, 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion in August 2013.
  • Finished the season with 1 win, 1 loss and 4 consecutive losses in the last 12 games (D2, L9).
  • Southampton have won two of their last three matches in London (L1) and have won just two in 19 visits to the capital (D6, L11).
  • James Ward-Prowse scored 9 of his 10 goals in the Premier League last season away. Only Mohamed Salah scored his 11 goals away from home last season.

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