Boxing Day preview: Tottenham v Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur host Southampton in the Premier League on Boxing Day, and there is no shortage of connections between the two clubs.
For instance, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino previously managed Southampton, while players such as Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweireld have joined the north London club from the Saints in recent years.
This meeting between Tottenham and Southampton at Wembley is set to be an interesting encounter, and here’s a look back at some of the recent games between them.
March 19 2017 – Tottenham 2 Southampton 1
In the final meeting between these teams at White Hart Lane, Tottenham took the lead through Christian Eriksen and then doubled their advantage when Dele Alli found the net from the penalty spot.
Although Southampton reduced the deficit when James Ward-Prowse found the net, Tottenham held on for victory.
December 28 2016 – Southampton 1 Tottenham 4
Southampton went ahead after just two minutes courtesy of Virgil Van Dijk, but Tottenham seized control thereafter.
Alli hit a brace, with Son Heung-min and Harry Kane also getting on the scoresheet in a comprehensive win for Pochettino’s team.
May 8 2016 – Tottenham 1 Southampton 2
Tottenham, whose hopes of winning the Premier League title were already over, fell to a disappointing defeat at home to Southampton on this occasion.
Son had put Tottenham in front but a Steven Davis brace proved to be the difference for Southampton.
December 19 2015 – Southampton 0 Tottenham 2
Tottenham were too strong for Southampton in this game.
Kane and Alli were the scorers as Tottenham took all three points with an impressive display.
April 25 2015 – Southampton 2 Tottenham 2 
An entertaining meeting between the two teams saw Southampton take the lead through Graziano Pelle, with Erik Lamela levelling for Tottenham. 
Pelle struck again to give Southampton hope of a victory but Nacer Chadli’s effort ensured that the game ended even.
Overall
Tottenham have had the upper hand against Southampton of late, winning three of the past five meetings, and will be determined to prevail again on this occasion.