Leicester City vs Tottenham
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Kick-Off 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
Tottenham eased past Southampton in a one-sided affair on Wednesday night at Wembley. They thus successfully rebounded from a disappointing 4-2 defeat in the North London derby last weekend. The mid-week success helped Spurs overtake Chelsea in the third place of the Premier League ladder. They are eight points shy of leaders Manchester City and six below Liverpool in second, though.
Can Spurs make it two wins on the spin on Saturday evening when they travel to King Power Stadium to battle Leicester City? It’s certainly not the easiest away fixture in the league, especially knowing the hosts have been enjoying a solid spell of form in recent weeks. The Foxes are unbeaten in last seven games across competitions. They were very tough to break down of late allowing just two goals in past six matches in all competitions.
Leicester City vs Tottenham: Head-to-head
Tottenham bagged five or more goals on two separate occasions in past three encounters with the Foxes.
Spurs won three, drew one and lost one of five previous encounters with Leicester City.
Both teams were on the scoreline in all of past four head to head affairs.
Leicester City vs Tottenham: Prediction
Jamie Vardy skipped the mid-week trip to Craven Cottage through injury and is a fitness doubt for Claude Puel ahead of the weekend’s Spurs tie. The French manger can be thrilled with the form of his newest acquisition James Maddison who bagged the equalizer against Fulham on Wednesday.
Leicester’s playmaker thus took his league tally to five and he could be the biggest threat to Tottenham’s goal on Saturday. The visitors might struggle to break the deadlock past Leicester’s firm defensive line which is why we don’t expect to see a goal fest when these two likes take on each other at King Power. The Under 2.5 goals FT is thus a bet well worth backing at evens odds, while you can alternatively try with the draw at the half time at 2.25.
Leicester City vs Tottenham: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1)
Draw at the half time @ 2.25 (5/4).