Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Lokomotiv Plovdiv v Tottenham Hotspur: UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round
Tottenham just about got past Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Europa League on Thursday | Nikolay Doychinov/Getty Images

Southampton will be hoping to recover from their poor opening to the season when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to St Mary’s on Sunday.

The Saints’ start has been a bit of a nightmare, losing to Crystal Palace on the opening day before exiting the Carabao Cup in round two at home to Brentford.

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Ndombele’s late goal secured an unconvincing win for Spurs | Nikolay Doychinov/Getty Images

Amid the mad transfer speculation of the last few dats, Tottenham have had a similarly poor start. They began with a 1-0 home defeat to Everton, and followed this up with a lacklustre performance against Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Europa League.

It could be a day of reunions on the south coast, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Kyle Walker-Peters both set to face their former clubs.

When is Kick Off? Sunday 20th September
What Time is Kick Off? 12:00 (BST)
Where is it Being Played? St. Mary’s Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport (UK), FuboTV (US)
Referee? David Coote

Nathan Redmond is expected to be fit after going off early against Brentford with a knee problem.

Stuart Armstrong remains sidelined for the Saints, while summer recruit Mohammed Salisu could make his debut.

José Mourinho has no new injury worries ahead of Sunday’s game, with Japhet Tanganga is his only confirmed absentee.

New signings Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon will not take part this weekend.

Southampton: McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Salisu, Bednarek, Bertrand; Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo; Ings, Adams

Tottenham: Lloris; Doherty, Dier, Alderweireld, Davies; Hojbjerg, Ndombele; Lucas, Lo Celso, Son; Kane

The hosts are still awaiting their first goal of the season, having succumbed to scoreless defeats against Crystal Palace and Brentford.

Prior to the last two games, they had gone seven games unbeaten – a run that included a 1-0 victory over Manchester City.

Che Adams’ goal defeated Man City in July | FRANK AUGSTEIN/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho’s men are yet to really get going. The narrow win against nine-man Lokomotiv Plovdiv will have been a relief after another unconvincing display.

Talisman Harry Kane has scored six goals in his last five outings at club level, and will be looking to add to the nine goals he has against Sunday’s opponents in his career.

Here are the last five results for each side.

Southampton 0-2 Brentford (16/9)
Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton (12/9)
Southampton 3-1 Sheffield United (26/7)
Bournemouth 0-2 Southampton (19/7)
Southampton 1-1 Brighton (16/7)

Tottenham Hotspur
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1-2 Tottenham (17/9)
Tottenham 0-1 Everton (13/9)
Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham (26/7)
Tottenham 3-0 Leicester City (19/7)
Newcastle United 1-3 Tottenham (15/7)

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Mourinho needs a better performance from his men | Nikolay Doychinov/Getty Images

The Lilywhites have not had much joy at St Mary’s in recent years, failing to win in any of their last four outings there in all competitions. Mourinho will need a much improved performance if he wants to take three points back to north London.

With both sides looking off colour in the last week, there’s little telling how this one could turn out. However, with the additional quality in their side, the visitors should have enough to come away victorious.

Prediction: Southampton 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur