Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City preview - Lets

English Premier League

Sunday 10th February – 13:30

Tottenham Hotspur look to keep up their title challenge this weekend in the Barclays Premiership and make it four consecutive league wins as they take on a mid-table Leicester City who are on a run of four league matches without a win.

Tottenham Hotspur Form

Tottenham’s narrow victory over Newcastle United last weekend made it three league wins on the bounce and kept them in third place, just five points behind leaders Liverpool.

However, the manager will be slightly concerned about their lack of finishing in that last game. Having had over 70% of possession and twenty-one goal attempts, they only managed four shots on target and required a late goal from Son to earn the victory.

They have also looked beatable at home, with four of their six league defeats this term coming as hosts. Two of those have come in their last four home league games.

Leicester United Form

Leicester have struggled to find form recently with just one victory in the league in 2019. That came at Everton on New Years Day and they have picked up just one point in the four matches since then.

Despite the lack of recent points, they have only gone down to a one goal deficit in the games they have lost. This includes a 1-0 loss to Manchester United last weekend.

Also, their away form hasn’t been awful with just one defeat in their last four on the road. This includes a victory at Chelsea and a 1-1 draw at leaders Liverpool.

Head to Head 

Tottenham came out 2-0 victors in the most recent meeting, in December, and have won three of the last four meetings.

One thing that has been prominent in matches between these two teams is goals. There have been twenty-one goals scored in the last four meetings, including a 5-4 victory for Tottenham in this fixture last season.

Team News

Tottenham are still without two of their most important players, Harry Kane and Dele Alli, as well as Ben Davies. So the team is expected to be much the same as last weekend.

Leicester do not have any new injury concerns ahead of this match, so have almost a full strength squad to choose from. One player who should make the starting line-up is highly rated Belgian Youri Tielemans.

The deadline day signing from Monaco missed the defeat against Manchester United, but is set to make his debut for The Foxes at Wembley.

Betting Odds for Tottenham Hotspur FC and Leicester United FC

Tottenham are betting favourites for the victory here, priced at 13/20 with Betfair. The visitors are at fairly generous odds of 9/2, mainly due to their recent win-less run, and the draw is priced at 29/10.

With an average of 5.25 goals per game in the last four meetings between these sides, it may pay to look at the over/under goals market. Over 2.5 goals is priced at 8/11, over 3.5 is 15/8, and over 4.5 is 9/2. For punters who believe there will be a repeat of last terms nine goal thriller, it is 100/1 for over 8.5 goals.

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