Tottenham v Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 05, 2019
Wembley Stadium - Premier League
Tottenham host Claude Puel's Leicester this weekend, with Mauricio Pochettino's side looking to keep pace with Liverpool and Manchester City.
Spurs won 2-0 away at the King Power Stadium earlier back in December, with Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min getting the goals for the visitors. Pochettino's side edged a 5-4 thriller at Wembley last season, in their last meeting in north London.
Tottenham will be without key pair Alli and Harry Kane until the start of March, with Welsh full-back Ben Davies also sidelined for this weekend. Son and Fernando Llorente are both expected to start in attack for the home side.
Leicester will be without midfielder Marc Albrighton, who is sidelined a thigh injury, and defender Daniel Amartey who's out of action until April.
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Spurs rallied late on against Newcastle to secure a vital 1-0 win, thanks to Son's dramatic late goal, just as he and Llorente turned the Watford game around to win 2-1 a week previously. The absences of Alli and Kane are clearly a blow for Spurs, but the supporting cast do seem to be stepping up in recent weeks with big performances when needed.
Leicester followed up an excellent point against Liverpool with a frustrating defeat against Manchester United last weekend. Puel's side had done enough to gain a draw, but they could not convert their chances. Those results mean that the Foxes have slipped off the pace in the race for seventh, down in 11th and six points off current frontrunners Wolves.
Spurs should have enough to collect another win here, although it may be harder fought than other games given Leicester's record against top six sides. A home win is priced at 8/13. Leicester have plenty of attacking threat and they will cause Tottenham problems, and a BTTS bet looks like a profitable option that comes in at 8/11.
Tottenham to win 2-1 at 8/1
Spurs look focused on their objective of achieving a top four spot, and they still remain an outside bet for a title push in the closing stages of the season. Leicester need to start picking up points if they are to make the Europa League, but they may have to wait a week.
Son Heung-Min to score anytime at 11/10
Son returned from international duty with South Korea to immediately score against Watford, and then net the winner against Rafa Benitez's Magpies. He is bang in form, with three goals in his last three Premier League appearances, and his form will be decisive for Tottenham in the coming weeks.