This seems like an entertaining and goal-rich game, as also Southampton have been recently attacking. They are currently at 14th place, but the midtable is so even also according to the performance data that most of the teams at positions of 8th to 15th could be in any order. It is more the form that counts here.
Southampton are not a top team in the long run, but their attacking high pressure can cause problems to any team, and likely lead to goals.
Southampton managed to win in the end away at West Ham despite letting them equalize twice, and it was a tasty win! However it was an exhausting affair, and as there are also injuries and covid cases the squad is not optimal. Keeper McCarthy is the biggest absentee, the rest are mostly rotation players.
Tottenham were saved by new coach Antonio Conte, and all of a sudden the side who looked extremely poor at times are now a serious top-4 contender, and only improving round by round! Since losing to Man Utd in October they are 4-2-0 in the league, the draws both against Liverpool sides. In the 2-2 home draw v Liverpool Tottenham created enough chances to win the match comfortably, and they continued that form in their latest 3-0 win over Palace on Boxing Day.
Conte did return the joy and passion to Tottenham, they are practically injury-free, in form both mentally and physically, and clearly the better side.