Tottenham Hotspur will play their first match after firing Jose Mourinho when they welcome Southampton to North London. For the match starting at 10:30 pm IST tonight, here are our Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton predictions.
Amid fury and condemnation from supporters over Super League involvement, Spurs hope to win in Wednesday’s Premier League clash.
It’s Ryan Mason’s first game as manager, and unfortunately, he will almost certainly be without his top scorer. Harry Kane will likely miss up to three weeks due to an ankle injury.
So, the Spurs starting line-up may reintroduce Carlos Vinicius, who was absent against Everton. Lucas Moura is another attacking choice for the visitors.
With just six days to prepare for an EFL Cup final, further rotation is possible.
Giovani Lo Celso, Harry Winks, and Japhet Tanganga may get to start and make an impression under new management.
Gareth Bale might acquire a new lease of life now that Mourinho has been relieved of his duties. He is cited to be the reason for a fallout between Mourinho and chairman Dan Levy. For one, he is probable to start this week, but not tonight.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup: Lloris; Tanganga, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Winks; Bale, Lo Celso, Son; Vinicius
Meanwhile, Takumi Minamino will return to the Southampton starting line-up after he was disqualified for the FA Cup. Either the Liverpool loanee or Theo Walcott will replace Moussa Djenepo out wide.
In the cup, Nathan Redmond was selected at number one, but Che Adams replaced him just before the hour mark. Tonight, he will most likely again relinquish his spot to the Scotland international.
Will Smallbone, Oriol Romeu, and Michael Obafemi are all out.
Fraser Forster let slip three goals past him against West Bromwich Albion. While he should retain his goalkeeper position for the time being, Hasenhuttl might be tempted to reintroduce Alex McCarthy.
Southampton possible starting lineup: Forster; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Minamino, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Ings, Adams
Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton Predictions
- Mason, as the interim Spurs manager must first and foremost concentrate on the job at hand against Southampton. He cannot yet think about cup glory.
- However, on the other hand, the Saints travel to the capital with a dire away record.
- We thus expect Spurs to with their first match after Mourinho.