Sky Sports pundit reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Southampton

Charlie Nicholas is tipping Tottenham to claim a 2-0 win over Southampton on Saturday

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino (Photo: Screengrab)

Charlie Nicholas is backing Tottenham Hotspur to bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League when they host Southampton this weekend.

The Lilywhites have made a stuttering start to the new campaign under Mauricio Pochettino, with the north London side having only won two of their opening six Premier League games.

Spurs also suffered a surprise League Cup exit at the hands of Colchester on Tuesday night and they have already lost two games in the Premier League as well.

The north London side are now preparing to welcome Southampton to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday afternoon as they look to find some form in the Premier League.

And former Arsenal star Nicholas is tipping Pochettino’s men to claim all three points and seal a 2-0 win in front of their home fans this weekend.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “Southampton got a great win at Portsmouth. You may say it’s only Portsmouth, but it was a derby and a derby that they needed to win.

“I have said this and repeated it, but there are issues at Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino, for the first time in his tenure, is thinking this is an unhappy camp. Tottenham need to win – to get at Southampton and get some service to Harry Kane.

“There are lots of negatives around Tottenham but they will win here. I never thought they would be around Manchester City or Liverpool but I expect them to fight for the top four.

“Che Adams is struggling and Ralph Hasenhuttl will want to play him, but I would leave him out and play Nathan Redmond higher up, flooding the midfield in the process.

“There will be moaning and groaning but Tottenham will get the result. They could do with a goal in the first 20 minutes to calm things down.”

Tottenham are aiming to maintain their place in the top four this season after they finished fourth in the top flight table last term.

Spurs are still looking to win their first major trophy under Pochettino after they reached the Champions League final but lost to Liverpool FC last season.

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