Spurs might struggle at Wembley next season but at the three cornered White Hart Lane they have been sensational this season. Their record of twelve wins and two drawsis the best in the premier league.
The saints on the other hand have been rather crap on their travels. Luckily after Sunday the fixtures scew 7:4 at home.
It feels like bloody ages since we had a game at St Marys. It feels that way because on April first when the "derby" against Bournemouth kicks off it'll have been 8 weeks since the first team kicked a ball there.
The remaining 12 games involve 6 matches against the top 6 and then 6 sprinkled among the other 13. Results against the sky six are 0-2-4. What I'm saying is, temper your high expectations about how well this post-Gabbiadini squad can do. Another two points from the fixtures against the big boys wouldn't be an awful return but Puel's men are quite draw averse recently. They are on a 10 game win or lose streak.
Spurs have scored in all their games at White Hart Lane this season. Winning their last nine. They are undefeated in forteen since Steven Davis' winner at the end of last season. Circumstances were very different that day.
They had just come off the back of a punishing game against Chelsea, one that cost them the title and meant they were minus a few suspended key players.
I'm not expecting any miracles this afternoon even though we have our own footballing messiah up front now.
Spurs' striking Jesus has done his ankle ligaments again. Kane is their top scorer and behind him is the squad's main weakness.
Remove Harry Kane's goals from spurs nine match home winning streak and replace them with Vincent Janssen's output of zero non-penalty goals per 90 and they still have a decent record. 27 goals scored drops down to 14 but the result would only change in three games. Two become losses and one becomes a draw.
This is due to spurs' excellent defensive record. There were just 5 goals were conceded in those 9 games. Saints old boys Victor and Toby might have the least threatening first names in football since the mighty Marians Pahars but they were excellent aquisitions by Tottenham's James Bond bothering chairman.
I am going to just go for Tottenham, because at the moment they are playing some very good football, so I am going to go 3-1 to Tottenham.
Southampton are a strange team and very difficult to predict, but I am going to go for a scruffy Spurs win - even without Kane, they still should have enough.
Dan V: 1-2
2-1 to us again. If Kane is out they are a little toothless. Romeu to smash Victor early on.
Think Spurs still have enough to beat us even without Kane.
But one of those, "not for a lack of trying defeats", on Southampton's part.
We'll score but if we can concede three against Watford then Spurs are definitely getting at least that many.