After two a bit unexpected victories away from home, against Aston Villa and Chelsea with five goals scored in these two, the Saints took a point in a 1:1 game at home against Crystal Palace.
They had the ball possession and initiative in the first halftime, which passed actually in a quite passive style.
The visitors took the lead first in the 50th minute via Tomkins, while the Saints really dominated the second halftime and probably deserved even more, but could only level up the result via INgs in the 74th minute – however, missing a lot more decent chances.
Southampton is now in the fifteenth position with four points more than the relegation zone which definitely is a satisfying situation for the moment.
The Saints will miss the right full-back Valery (8/0) and forward Long (10/0) this time.
Tottenham struggled a lot away to Norwich last time out, continuing with quite unreliable results in a 2:2 draw.
Their hosts were leading twice, even had some decent further chances, while the Spurs only managed to install their initiative in the second halftime and reached that point thanks to a goal from Eriksen and a goal from the penalty kick converted by Kane.
The side now stands at the sixth position together with Wolves, and are now five points behind Champions League placed Chelsea, surely not into position to drop points here as well.
Offensive Heung-Min (16/5) remains suspended. Left backs Rose (11/0) and Davies (6/0) are injured, same as goalkeeper Lloris (11/0).
Players of Southampton are playing with much bigger confidence in recent matches and I expect them to try to attack vulnerable Spurs as well.
The visitors remain favorites to get the three-pointer, however, the approach of the home team can make this match as open as possible with the Spurs definitely not being impressive at the back.