A Spurs squad with injury concerns take on Leicester
Last updated: February 8, 2019 by Leon Marshal
|Last Meeting:||Leicester 0 – 2 Tottenham|
Tottenham have been fantastic this season, offering a brand of football that has seen them mount a genuine title challenge. But with the kncokback of losing Harry Kane and Dele Alli to injury, they will have to dig deep within their squad to continue this glorious run of form. Leicester, who sit comfotbably mid-table have been searching for a win. Will this be the week they cause an upset at Wembley?
Very few would have tipped Spurs to be title contenders at the start of the season. But currently sitting just 5 points behind Manchester City and Liverpool, they have been particularly impressive and clinical. The successes are largely due to the exceptional form of their Korean start, Heung-Min Son, with this, certainly is a breakthrough season for the attacking midfielder, he has been completely devastating in front of goal, offering pace and instinctive link-up play. Other players are shining in the Spurs ranks too, young English midfield general Harry Winks has been dominating matches against lower league opposition, controlling the tempo and offering a defensive presence they have often lacked in the past.
The Foxes are a typical counter-attacking team. Often sitting deep against strong opponents and relying on their regimented defence to soak up the pressure and break on the counter. With the likes of Jamie Vardy and Damari Gray offering blistering pace, they will hope to deploy their wingers and catch Tottenham becoming overexposed with their advanced forward play. Any Leicester success this Sunday will most likely be due to a strong James Maddison performance, the attacking midfielder has been impressive in his breakthrough season, offering a unique attacking threat that Leicester have been missing since their title win.
One thing is for sure, this game will have a goal. A draw also seems highly unlikely, as Spurs are yet to draw a single game this entire Premier League campaign. Despite the absence of key personal from the Spurs squad, they should have enough to see off a challenging Leicester side.
Leicester’s Daniel Amartey has been suffering an ankle injury for the past 4 months and is unavailable.
Harry Kane is still suffering from an injury, the Spurs goal machine will miss this one.
The young english talisman, Dele Alli is unavailable, suffering from a prolonged ankle injury.
Ben Davies is still suffering from a groin strain sustained two weeks ago.
|Tottenham (4-3-3):||Lloris, Rose, Alderweireld, Trippier, Sanchez, Sissoko, Eriksen, Moura, Winks, Son, Llorente|
|Subs:||Skipp, Dier, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Gazzaniga, Lamela|
|Injured:||Davies, Alli, Vertonghen, Kane|
|Leicester (4-3–3):||Schmeichel, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Mendy, Pereira, Ndidi, Barnes, Maddison, Gray, Vardy|
|Subs:||Ghezzal, Okazaki, Iheanacho, Morgan, Ward, Fuchs, Choudhury|
So Far This Season
|Tottenham This Season||Leicester City This Season|
|19 (11)||Wins (away)||9 (5)|
|5 – 0 v Bournemouth||Biggest Win||3 – 1 v Huddersfield|
|0 (0)||Draws (away)||5 (3)|
|4 – 2 v Arsenal||Biggest Defeat||4 – 2 v Bournemouth|
|Kane (14)||Top Goal Scorer||Vardy (7)|
|Y32, R1||Discipline||Y44, R4|
|2||Failures to Score||5|
|45%||Both Teams to Score Games||75%|
|40%||Over 2.5 Goals||64%|
|60%||Under 2.5 Goals||36%|
- Leicester City will be trying to ignite some of their early season form, they are currently 5 games without a win.
- Tottenham have won 8 out of 12 home games this season, with all games containing at least one goal and no draws.
- Leicester City are always involved in high scoring matches, they have a great scoring record, but also fail to keep a clean sheet regularly/
- Tottenham find themselves in the Champions League contention and will be looking to see off the advances of their rivals and maintain their European status.
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goal-scorer|
|08/12/2018||EPL||Leicester 0 – 2 Tottenham||Son 45′|
|13/05/2018||EPL||Tottenham 5 – 4 Leicester||Vardy 4′|
|28/11/2017||EPL||Leicester 2 – 1 Tottenham||Vardy 13′|
|18/05/2017||EPL||Leicester 1 – 6 Tottenham||Kane 25′|
|29/10/2016||EPL||Tottenham 1 – 1 Leicester||Janssen 44′|
Conclusion & Betting Tips
The stats really do suggest this one is going to be a goal fest. You can usually guarantee that their will be goals when these two teams face each other, take Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 with BetVictor.