Tottenham Hotspur cannot avoid any more mistakes they approach the final five matches of the season with Champions League in their sights – starting with underperforming Leicester City. Just two points separate Spurs with arch-rivals Arsenal who sit in fourth-place and with a North London Derby still to come there is plenty at stake.
Spurs are the favourites in this tie at 4/9 with Betfred while Leicester are 11/2 and a draw is 18/5. The hosts will be looking for history to not repeat itself after the Foxes ran out 2-0 victors last season at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The hosts will be looking for an improvement from the last time they played at home after suffering a shock defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion before drawing to Brentford away. To make matters worse, the Gunners picked up back-to-back wins to leapfrog their rivals to a Champions League place.
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For Leicester, this has been an incredibly underwhelming season for them domestically. They bowed out of the FA Cup and sit in 10th-place after a spell of injuries stopped a level of consistency which we have been used to from Brendan Rodgers’ side.
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Both teams in matches involving Spurs have scored in 12 out of 33 Premier League games including two in their last five outings. For Leicester, both teams have scored in 21 from 32 league games including including four in their last five. Both teams to score is 8/11.
Spurs have finished 19 out of 33 league matches with three or more total goals including three in their last five. For the Foxes, they have finished 19 of their league outings this way including two in their last five. Over 2.5 goals is 4/7.
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Heung-min Son has always played a crucial role for Spurs since joining from Bayer Leverkusen and this season has been no different. The South Korean international has picked up six goals in five matches but has blanked in his last two league matches while Spurs have only won three times without the winger being involved in any goals.
This will be the 118th meeting between the two sides with Spurs picking up 59 wins, 21 draws and 37 defeats against Leicester City in all competitions. In the league, this will be the 104th meeting between the two with the hosts picking up 50 wins, 19 draws and 34 defeats in that time.
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