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[25th-Apr-15 Match Preview: Southampton - Tottenham
Southampton defender Toby Alderweireld's should injury from last weekend's game against Stoke City could be healed enough to start while Victor Wanyama is banned. The Saints are also without the services of Filip Djuricic, Jay Rodriguez, and Fraser Forster due to injury. Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris is a game-time decision while Kyle Walker is likely out for the rest of the season after his injury in the game against Burnley.

Background

Spurs and Saints are currently locked in a race for the Europa League as Mauricio Pochettino returns to St Mary's for the first time since he left Southampton last summer. With only a point between the sides and the possibility of Aston Villa winning the FA Cup, the winner on Saturday could solidify the final spot for Europe for these sides.

Head-To-Head

Spurs have only won 4 of their last 15 Premier League visits to Southampton. Spurs come into the game with only 4 wins in their last 12 games in all competitions. Harry Kane is only the 4th Spurs player in their history to score 20 or more goals in a season in the Premier League.

Southampton have won only 3 of their last 9 Premier League games. Last weekend's 2-1 loss to Stoke was the first time the Saints have conceded two or more goals in an away game since the opening weekend of the season. The Saints also have the joint highest number of clean sheets in the Premier League this season with 15.

Prediction: Saints are solid at home and while I wouldn't put it past them to beat Spurs I feel a late goal will snatch a draw.

Saints 1-1 Spurs
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