Jamie Redknapp explains why Spurs are still nervous, predicts result against Southampton

Jamie Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp thinks Spurs will draw with Southampton on Sunday.

Pundit Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports that he thinks Tottenham will draw 2-2 at home to Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs' title hopes came to an end against Chelsea on Monday evening, as they couldn't get the win they needed to keep the pressure on leaders Leicester City, and whilst they led 2-0, a second half fightback saw them draw 2-2 and hand Leicester the title.

With Champions League football guaranteed, there isn't a great deal for Spurs to play for, except finishing above North London rivals Arsenal, who they lead by three points.

Their opponents on Sunday are Southampton, who enjoyed a remarkable 4-2 win over Manchester City last weekend, and are now right in contention for a top six place.

With three wins in the last four games, Southampton are now just two points off sixth-placed West Ham, and their superb end to the season could take them into the Europa League.

Now, pundit Jamie Redknapp - who featured for both Tottenham and Southampton during his playing career - has told Sky Sports that he thinks the game will end 2-2, with Spurs missing a number of key players.

Redknapp added that he thinks Spurs will still be nervous despite their title hopes being over, as they will be desperate to finish above rivals Arsenal.

"I think Alderweireld might not play, Dembele is obviously suspended, no Dele Alli...you're heavily reliant on Harry Kane and Eriksen in midfield," said Redknapp. "It's a big miss, those guys not playing, so I think I like the look of a draw in this game. I think they're both good sides, Southampton were brilliant against Manchester City last week and look like they've always got goals in them. I can see a high-scoring draw, maybe a 2-2 in this game."

"I think Spurs will still be nervous about Arsenal finishing above them, because if Spurs finish third, it's not quite the season that everybody's been talking about. If they don't finish above Arsenal, they will look at this as a really disappointing season," he added.

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