Tottenham odds drift for top-four Premier finish

Tottenham have been pushed out to 8-11 with Betway to finish in the top four of the Premier League after they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Southampton.

Harry Kane had put Spurs ahead but goals from Yan Valery and James Ward-Prowse gave the Saints a vital victory to aid their campaign against relegation.

Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the table to four points with a 3-1 victory over Watford. Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick.

Southampton are 10-1 to be playing in the Sky Bet Championship next season but a defeat would have seen them fall into the bottom three after Cardiff posted a 2-0 home victory over West Ham.

The Bluebirds still have two points to make up on Burnley, who head to Liverpool on Sunday, and Neil Warnock’s side are 4-11 with Betway and Hills to make an immediate return to the second tier.

Brighton boosted their chances of staying up by claiming a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace, to draw level with the Eagles on 33 points, five points ahead of Cardiff.

Newcastle also eased any worries they had of falling through the trap door by recovering from a two-goal deficit to post a 3-2 home win over Everton.

Basement boys Huddersfield and second-from-bottom Fulham look doomed after the Terriers fell to a 2-0 home defeat to Bournemouth and the Cottagers lost 3-1 at Leicester.

In the Sky Bet Championship, West Brom have sacked head coach Darren Moore after a 1-1 draw at home to bottom club Ipswich.

Match in Focus


Man City v Tottenham

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • City scored in the opening half of 16 of their 19 home league games last term
Expert verdict
Manchester City beat Tottenham in three of their four meetings last term and an early season duel at the Etihad should see the Citizens uphold the form. Spurs supporters may feel they won 2018-19’s most crucial clash – the 1-0 first-leg victory at their new stadium that saw the Lilywhites advance into the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Pep Guardiola’s men. But while Guardiola has yet to crack the code in Europe with City, his team have barely put a foot wrong domestically. Fast starts against Liverpool in the Community Shield and at West Ham suggest they will look to seize the early initiative.



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