Opta Stats: Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur

Is Pochettino likely to be smiling after Tottenham's visit to Southampton?
Is Pochettino likely to be smiling after Tottenham's visit to Southampton?
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Will Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino enjoy a happy return to his former side Southampton? Opta delivers their verdict.

"Southampton have both scored (4%) and conceded (8%, level with Liverpool) the lowest proportion of headed goals this season."

Under 2.5 goals is 1.8810/11.

Southampton have allowed fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Barclays Premier League (93). The Saints are 2.8415/8 to keep a clean sheet.

Tottenham have won their last five Premier League games against Southampton after losing four of the preceding five meetings. Spurs are 3.9 to win.

Christian Eriksen has scored three goals in three Premier League games against Saints. Eriksen is 4.03/1 to score.

Robbie Fowler (twice) and Chris Sutton are the only two players to reach 20 goals in a Premier League season at a younger age than Harry Kane has this term. Kane is 3.02/1 to find the net.

Southampton have both scored (4%) and conceded (8%, level with Liverpool) the lowest proportion of headed goals this season. Under 2.5 goals is 1.8810/11.

If only second-halves of Premier League games counted this season, Saints would be second in the table behind only Chelsea. The draw half-time/Southampton full-time double result is priced at 5.95/1.

Southampton have scored just eight goals in their last 11 Premier League matches. Spurs are 4.47/2 to keep a clean sheet.

56 points after 33 matches is Southampton's best ever Premier League performance, eight points ahead of the previous best which was 48 (2013/14 and 2002/03). Southampton are 1.75/7 to finish in the top six.

Spurs have fewer points after 33 matches of this season (57) than they had in any of the last three seasons (2011-12 59, 2012-13 61 or 2013-14 59). Tottenham are 1.8810/11 to finish within the top six.

Spurs have fired in more shots on target from outside the area than any other team (69) and scored a joint-division high 11 goals from long range (along with Man City). Over 2.5 goals is 2.1211/10.

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