Tottenham vs Leicester: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Sunday, February 10th, 2019, @8:30
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Whisper it quietly but Tottenham Hotspur may be back in the title race whilst Leicester continue to chase a Europa League spot.
The injury to Harry Kane as well as Son Heung-Min’s Asian Cup duties were supposedly meant to end Tottenham’s chances of competing in the title race.
However, Maurico Pochettino has once again found a way to work his magic as the Lilywhites have four wins in their last six games as well as the added boost of Son returning.
It’s a different story in the East Midlands as fan discontent seems to be making its way onto the pitch as Leicester slipped into the bottom half of the table recently. Now Claude Puel’s side have just one win in their last six and complaints about the football still persist.
For all the complaints, Leicester still have the seventh best away record in the Premier League with 18 points from 13 games. Somewhat surprisingly, Spurs have the sixth best home record with 24 points in 12 games.
You can expect the game to be close considering both managers’ approach to games – Pochettino’s more recent conservative trend whilst Puel likes to play it pragmatic regardless. However, with Son back there is more than enough quality in the side for a Spurs win. 1-0
- Tottenham to win by 1 goal
The North London club have kept it tight and pragmatic since Harry Kane’s injury. They’ve won by a one goal margin in their last three Premier League matches. It’s 2/1 at 10Bet that trend continues.
- Under 2.5 goals
Pochettino has kept games close recently and Leicester also follow the same pattern under Claude Puel, not to mention there’s been under 2.5 goals scored in seven of The Foxes’ last eight away Premier League games. A great accumulator booster on betting sites all season and available at 3/4 from Royal Panda.
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Head to Head
These two sides have met a total of 87 times dating back to their first encounter in 1925, where the East Midlands club won 5-3.
Historically, Spurs have the advantage with 40 wins, whilst Leicester have taken the spoils on 31 occasions and there’s been 16 draws.
The reverse of this fixture saw Pochettino’s men walk away with a 2-0 win from the King Power Stadium thanks to goals from Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli.
- Tottenham Hotspur catch their opponents offside the second fewest times per game in the Premier League with 1.7.
- Only Eden Hazard averages more key passes per game than Leicester City’s James Maddison’s 2.5.
- Foxes’ right-back Ricardo Pereira averages four tackles per match – only Idrissa Gueye manages more.
- Harry Kane is third in the goal scoring charts with 14 goals.