Harry Redknapp states his prediction for Tottenham v Southampton
Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is backing Tottenham Hotspur to beat Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday
Harry Redknapp is tipping Tottenham Hotspur to show their quality against Southampton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Lilywhites have endured a difficult week to heap pressure on Mauricio Pochettino and his players following a slow start to the season.
Spurs suffered a 2-1 loss to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last weekend after James Maddison netted a late winner for the hosts.
Tottenham crashed out of the Carabao Cup at the third-round stage following a penalty shootout defeat by League Two Colchester United.
Pochettino’s men are seventh place and 10 points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool FC after six games.
Southampton have the fifth-best away record in the Premier League following victories over Sheffield United and Brighton in their last two games on the road.
Former Spurs manager Redknapp is confident that Tottenham can bounce back against Southampton in north London on Saturday afternoon.
“Tottenham were on the end of a cup shock in midweek when League two Colchester followed up a victory over Crystal Palace with a second Premier League scalp of the season in the League Cup,” Redknapp told BetVictor.
“The lack of extra time, of course, gives the minnows a better chance of qualifying but Spurs were poor in regulation time and no one could begrudge the ‘U’s their dramatic penalty shootout success.
“Tottenham are experiencing a frustrating period and let slip a two-goal advantage in Greece, settling for a draw at Olympiakos in their opening champions League contest recently. They followed that with a surprise 2-1 reverse against Leicester and the loss at Colchester leaves manager Mauricio Pochettino with a big task in lifting morale amongst the players.
“They now face Southampton on home soil, looking to close the gap on the top four and I expect Spurs to bounce back with a more positive approach.
“Saints will arrive happy following a 4-0 success on Tuesday at rivals Portsmouth in the cup but this may mask the fact that their form in the top flight has been rather indifferent. They were poor when defeated 3-1 at home against Bournemouth previously and still look short of quality to compete with the bigger teams in the section.”
Tottenham will be hoping to beat Southampton to build some confidence ahead of their home clash against Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday night.
Spurs finished as runners up in the Champions League last season following a 2-0 loss to Liverpool FC in the Madrid showpiece back in June.
Tottenham have never won the Champions League.