Tottenham Hotspur hosts Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur hosts Southampton at the Tottenhham Hotspur Stadium in a replay game from the 4th round of the FA Cup. We will talk about this match in our football forecast for today.
This replay game in London is the result of the 1-1 draw which these two teams made at the St. Mary’s a week ago. Spurs were actually very close to winning and avoiding this replay game. Until the 87th minute Tottenham were leading in the result with a goal from Son Heung-Min, but Southampton’s Sofiane Boufal equalised with a very late goal.
Tottenham and their manager Jose Mourinho will approach this match in a good mood. During the weekend Spurs hosted the champion Manchester City at home and beat them with 2-0. The new signing Steven Bergwijn scored his first goal for the club, while Son Heung-Min added another goal to his tally for the season.
Against Man City Jose Mourinho left Tanguy NDombele, Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen on the bench, so let’s see if they will start on Wednesday in the capital.
Southampton will travel to London after a heavy defeat few days ago. The Saints visited the leader Liverpool at the Anfield and got beaten with 0-4. Of course, nobody is going to blame them for this – Liverpool are incredibly strong this season and still unbeaten in the Premier League. In other words, we kind of expected Southampton to lose this game.
In our football forecast we will make a prediction that Tottenham Hotspur will take the FA Cup seriously this season. Jose Mourinho is aware that this could be his best chance of winning a first trophy with the club. That’s why we think that Tottenham will give their all to beat the Saints on Wednesday and progress in the competition.