Tottenham vs. Southampton prediction, odds, line: Expert reveals English Premier League picks for Feb. 9

Tottenham is in a fight for one of the coveted top-four spots as it prepares to face Southampton on Wednesday in its first English Premier League home game since Boxing Day. Spurs (11-3-6) are in the seventh spot but within striking distance of fourth-place Manchester United, as well as West Ham and Arsenal, with games in hand. Southampton (5-10-7) is 12th in the EPL table but should have confidence after playing to its second draw of the season with reigning champion Manchester City in its last Premier League match. 

Kickoff is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. ET at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Caesars Sportsbook lists Tottenham as the -170 favorite (risk $170 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Tottenham vs. Southampton odds, with Southampton the +490 underdog. A draw is priced at +300 and the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before you lock in your Southampton vs. Tottenham picks, you need to see what proven soccer insider Jon Eimer has to say

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. The Indiana-based handicapper compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch.

Now, Eimer has broken down Tottenham vs. Southampton from all sides and just locked in his coveted picks and EPL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Southampton vs. Tottenham:

  • Tottenham vs. Southampton spread: Tottenham -0.5 (-160)
  • Tottenham vs. Southampton over-under: 2.5 goals 
  • Tottenham vs. Southampton money line: Tottenham -170, Southampton +490, Draw +300 
  • TOT: GK Hugo Lloris is tied for fourth in the EPL with eight clean sheets 
  • STH: Defender Mohammed Salisu leads the league in clearances (128)

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Why you should back Tottenham

Spurs will be eager to get back home and get back on a roll in league play. They have lost once in their past 10 league games (6-3-1), with third-place Chelsea ending their unbeaten run with a 2-0 victory on Jan. 23. Tottenham is 8-3-2 in its past 13 against the Saints in all competitions, and it has been really tough to beat on its home turf. Tottenham is 7-1-2 in its 10 home matches, scoring 16 goals and conceding 10. 

Southampton, meanwhile, yields a ton of goals in away games, conceding 57 since the start of 2021 in road matches, including 24 in 11 this year (2-3-6). Spurs are also seeing 2021 Golden Boot winner Harry Kane heat up in league play. He had 23 goals last season but has just five in league play this season. However, four have come in the past 10 matches, and he has 13 in all competitions, including two Saturday. 

Why you should back Southampton

The Saints are 4-3-1 in their last six games overall, including a 1-1 draw with Spurs on Dec. 28. They have shown all year they can hang with the top teams, drawing twice with Man City and playing to stalemates with Manchester United and West Ham. They also beat the Hammers 3-2 on Boxing Day. The Saints have taken six points in the past eight league meetings (2-2-4). 

James Ward-Prowse scored the goal in the December game, and he has a team-high six goals. Kyle Walker-Peters scored early against City and also had a goal in Saturday’s FA Cup win. Southampton has scored 17 goals in the past eight matches, while Tottenham has conceded in six straight. Che Adams (four goals) is always a threat, and 24-year-old Adam Armstrong (two goals) has yet to break out but has the potential to do so at any time. Armstrong scored 28 goals with Blackburn last season.     

How to make Tottenham vs. Southampton picks

Eimer has scrutinized Tottenham vs. Southampton from all sides, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also provides his three confident best bets, including a confident play on the winner, and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his expert EPL picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Southampton vs. Tottenham? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Tottenham vs. Southampton, all from the soccer expert who has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the world, and find out.

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