Saints vs Spurs - betting preview with Betfred
21 December 2013|Tottenham Hotspur
Here's our betting preview ahead of Sunday's trip to St Mary's - provided by Betfred.
Southampton have gone five games without a win and its no coincidence that Victor Wanyama has been out injured recently. A look at Celtic’s record last season without the Kenyan midfielder shows they conceded 13 times in the nine league games he missed as they won only four times. The Saints have now failed to keep a clean sheet in seven games, and Spurs have won 11 of their last 15 away matches when scoring.
Tim Sherwood will look to continue Spurs' excellent away record against middle-third sides of six wins in 11 games with just three defeats. Southampton’s decline over the past month looks to have been overlooked here and Spurs represent great value on the Draw No Bet market at evens.
Both teams have scored in six of Southampton’s last seven matches and with Spurs’ last five games all seeing at least three strikes, so backing Over 2.5 Goals looks a decent option. Furthermore, there have been at least three goals in eight of Southampton’s 11 home games against top-half teams since the start of last season, with both teams scoring nine times.