Amidst the European Super League crisis causing a divide in the football world, Tottenham begins life without Mourinho as they host Southampton. The match schedules for Wednesday at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium with kickoff at 8 pm.
Shocking news on Monday revealed that the board sacked Jose Mourinho after 18 months in charge. The last match for the Chosen One ended with a 2-2 draw to Everton. On the other hand, Southampton’s dreams of a FA Cup final ended at the hands of Leicester City.
After the controversial news about the ‘Big Six’ teams joining the European Super League, more shocking news came with the sacking of Jose Mourinho. Many Tottenham fans were riling up the move, but the reveal came as a shocker for many.
What came as a surprise for many was that Mourinho booked a spot in the finals of the Carabao Cup next weekend with Manchester City. Mourinho is the only manager to knock of Pep Guardiola from a final.
The timing could have been worse, especially after Tottenham strung a three-game winning streak before Manchester United came and conquered. Ryan Mason sets to become the youngest Premier League manager on Wednesday.
Moreover, sad news continues clouding Ralph Hassenhutll, who fell out of the FA Cup semi-finals to Leicester City. It was a hard climb for the Saints while overcoming Arsenal and Wolves to make it.
Tottenham vs. Southampton Head to Head
Both sides have 19 games against each other, with Tottenham taking 13 wins while Southampton with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Everton 2-2 Tottenham
Tottenham 1-3 Manchester United
Newcastle 2-2 Tottenham
Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham
Leicester City 1-0 Southampton
West Brom 3-0 Southampton
Bournemouth 0-3 Southampton
Southampton 1-2 Brighton
Tottenham Team News
Captain Harry Kane – the highest scoring and assisting player this campaign – came off the pitch with an injury that was not known yet. However, speculations suggest there is a serious knee problem. Carlos Vinicius provides a possible attacking option with also Lucas Mourra available for selection. Fresh legs might feature under Mason, including Giovanni Lo Celso, Harry Winks and Japhet Tanganga.
Southampton Team News
Takumi Minamino welcomes back into the fold after becoming ineligible to feature in the FA Cup. He will have to battle it out with Theo Walcott and Moussa Djenepo to start wide. Nathan Redmond will get the nod to start up top.
Prediction and Odds
We cannot throw away the under-preparedness for the hosts ahead of this clash thus might get mixed results.
Goals Under 3.5
Both Teams to Score