Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Saturday, September 21, 2019


King Power Stadium

Punter's Pick

Spurs start this game as slight favourites but the markets certainly don’t have confidence in the team as they have done in previous seasons. Tottenham have leaked goals in recent fixtures and the Leicester frontmen will fancy their chances. We like the 8/11 being offered by Bet365 for over 2.5 goals, which has materialised in four out of the last five times these teams have met. Backing over 11 corners at 5/6 also looks like a good selection as this has come in during three out of the last four fixtures. Both Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy are priced at over evens to score at any time and we feel that you could pick either or both as the two England men are highly likely to be on the scoresheet come full-time.

Leicester City welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the King Power Stadium, with the duo part of six teams that are currently locked on eight points in the table. A victory here will ensure one can occupy the Champions League places by the end of the game and set a marker down for the rest of the season.

Leicester City have started the season well, drawing two and winning two in their opening four games. However they came unstuck at Old Trafford where a Marcus Rashford penalty ruined their unbeaten start despite playing well. Brendan Rodgers will be happy with the progress his team is making in his first full season in charge and how the team have already performed against some big teams in Chelsea and Manchester United. One area of concern will be in defence where the Foxes have not kept a clean sheet since the opening day of the season. The hole left by Harry Maguire is still being felt but the team have more than enough quality to continue their quest for a top six finish.

Tottenham are yet to really hit their stride with many lacklustre and inconsistent performances worrying fans. The team needed late goals to see off Aston Villa on the opening day and were extremely lucky to get a draw at Manchester City. The team lost at home to Newcastle and twice surrendered the lead in the North London derby. Not all seems well within the Spurs ranks and constant speculation over the futures of Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose have left the team feeling unsettled. Things seemed to be turning around after an emphatic 4-0 win over Crystal Palace but Spurs managed to throw away a 2-0 lead in their Champions League encounter with Olympiakos who came back to secure a point. This will be a tough fixture and Pochettino needs to boost his men as Leicester are fully capable of grabbing all three points.

In team news, Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell is expected to be fit and available despite reporting an issue in the week. However Matty James remains out with an Achilles injury. Otherwise Brendan Rodgers is expected to have a strong complement of players to choose from.

Spurs are likely to reinstate full-backs Serge Aurier and Danny Rose who were both omitted from the Champions League fixture in Greece. However they are still without Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso. Heung-min Son is likely to be brought back into the starting lineup having been placed on the bench in midweek.

In recent meetings Spurs have certainly had the better of this fixture. The Lilywhites won both games last season with Heung-min Son scoring in each game. These clashes usually feature goals so this is likely to be an entertaining encounter.

Punter's Pick

Spurs start this game as slight favourites but the markets certainly don’t have confidence in the team as they have done in previous seasons. Tottenham have leaked goals in recent fixtures and the Leicester frontmen will fancy their chances. We like the 8/11 being offered by Bet365 for over 2.5 goals, which has materialised in four out of the last five times these teams have met. Backing over 11 corners at 5/6 also looks like a good selection as this has come in during three out of the last four fixtures. Both Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy are priced at over evens to score at any time and we feel that you could pick either or both as the two England men are highly likely to be on the scoresheet come full-time.

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