Tonight we are treated to a mid-week Premier League matchup to end off Matchday 18. The Saints will host the Spurs at St. Mary's tonight in a crucial match for both sides. Claude Puel's squad will be looking to protect a strong home record this season, but Tottenham is pulling closer to the top four teams in the league and a win would pull them within one point of Arsenal in fourth place.
The Spurs have not dropped a match in the last four visits to St Mary's, but the Saints have lost only one match in their last six, with three wins and two draws. In May, the Saints beat the Spurs at White Hart Lane 2-1, but this was their sole victory in the last eight meetings with the Spurs. The incredible home record including just one home defeat this year is good news for Southampton chances, but don't count on them beating Tottenham tonight.
Tottenham have 33 points over 17 matches played so far. The have been inconsistent on-the-road, which could be a thing for the Saints' chances , but the Spurs are winless in their last six consecutive away games and are due for a victory. They actually have a chance to break a club record tonight, as a win would mean that they have claimed 71 points over 2016. The current club record for most points in one calendar year is 70, set back in 2013.
Premier League Odds and Betting Markets
There is something about tonight's match that smells like a Tottenham win 1-2. The Spurs are the slightest favorites at bet365 Sports at 2.70, while the Saints are at 2.87. If the prediction of a Tottenham win at 1-2 is correct, bettors will receive odds at 10.00 meaning a serious payday.
In addition to the long list of pre-match betting available, bet365 Sports also has dozens of live in play bets that will popup during the match for a truly interactive online gambling experience.