At the football arena "St. Marys" on the south coast of England will begin the fight of the 30th round of the Premier League between Southampton and the Tottenham. Despite the field factor, the “saints” in this match are clear favorites, although it is worth paying attention to the fact that the “red-white” gained a good shape, and the “spurs” will be after the uneasy match of the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund.
The latest results of Southampton can hardly be called excellent, in the last five meetings the “red-whites” lost three times with one draw and one defeat. In this period defeats came from Cardiff City, Arsenal and Manchester United, a draw made with Burnley in an away game, were stronger than Fulham (2: 0). In the tournament standings, Southampton before the 30th round is located on the 17th position, with 27 points in the asset. This is two points more than Cardiff City, located in the relegation zone. It should be noted that, despite the defeat in the final round from the MU, Southampton in that game showed a good level of football and showed character.
Londoners will arrive in the south of England after the return match of the 1/8 final of the Champions League against Borussia. Before the fight against the Germans, the “spurs” in domestic tournaments did not win since February 10. It was on that day that the roosters turned out to be stronger than Leicester City in the home game. After that, in the Premier League team lost on a visit to Burnley (1: 2) and Chelsea (0: 2), on the "Wembley" "lily-white" tied with Arsenal in the derby (1: 1). The Spurs have a functional decline, but it is worth noting that the London team has excellent guest statistics, in 15 games on the road within the Premier League, Hotspur won 11 times with 4 defeats.
Southampton cannot boast of its home statistics, however, the “saints” under Hazenhuttle are progressing, and the match against Manchester United has shown that the “red-whites” are in very good shape. Surely the Southerners will give battle to the London "Spurs".
"Southampton will not lose", with a coefficient of 2.06