Antonio Conte’s side lead fifth-placed Newcastle by only a point after the latter’s injury-time win over Nottingham Forest on Friday night and must leave the south coast with a victory if they are to remain in the driving seat for the top four.
It was also Forest who gave Spurs the perfect platform on which to get a much-needed win last week. So poor for most of the first half, Spurs recovered from a difficult week to breathe fresh life into their Champions League challenge.
Saints, meanwhile, are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the division. While it has been an awful season, they have at least picked up points against Chelsea and Manchester United of late, which should serve as a warning to their visitors.
Here’s all you need to know about the game...
Date, kick-off time and venue
Southampton vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off time today, Saturday March 18, 2023.
St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton will host.
Where to watch Southampton vs Tottenham
TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast in the UK as it takes place behind a blackout imposed across English football at the time.
Highlights: You can, however, watch highlights on Match of the Day when it airs at 10.30pm on BBC One tonight.
Live blog: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Dan Kilpatrick will be providing expert analysis from the ground.
Southampton vs Tottenham team news
Southampton XI: Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Bednarek, Perruad; Lavia, Ward-Prowse, Elyonoussi; S. Armstrong, Adams, Walcott
Subs: McCarthy, Maitland-Niles, Salisu, Diallo, Alcaraz, A. Armstrong, Mara, Kamaldeen, Onuachu
Tottenham XI: Forster; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Porro, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Davies; Richarlison, Kane, Son
Subs: Austin, Sarr, Perisic, Emerson, Sanchez, Kulusevski, Danjuma, Tanganga, Lucas Moura
Southampton vs Tottenham prediction
Spurs have to win this. Saints may tend to up their game when playing against the bigger teams in the division but anything other than three points would be a disaster for Conte.
Tottenham to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Southampton wins: 65
Tottenham wins: 86
Southampton vs Tottenham latest odds
Southampton to win: 18/5
Tottenham to win: 4/5
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.