Tottenham will continue their pursuit for a top four finish on Sunday afternoon when they host Leicester City in the Premier League.
After a fantastic run of form which saw Spurs win four games on the bounce and become top four contenders, Antonio Conte’s side are winless in two. Their last outing produced a goalless draw against Brentford, leaving Spurs fifth in the table.
Currently just two points behind Arsenal in fourth, Spurs will be looking to pick up as many points as possible before their North London Derby in three games time. The last meeting with Leicester saw Steven Bergwijn score two extremely late goals to secure a 3-2 win, with Conte hoping for much easier victory this time around.
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Spurs have no new injury news ahead of their clash with the Foxes. Japhet Tanganga, Oliver Skipp and Matt Doherty remain the only confirmed absentees.
So, what line-up will Conte select? And, what could the final score be? We used FIFA 22 to get a score prediction for Tottenham vs Leicester on Sunday and this is what happened…
Tottenham v Leicester score predicted by simulation
We used kick-off mode in FIFA 22, but didn’t select a team to control. We then selected the teams and watched the match play out by itself, to give us a score prediction.
We predict that Tottenham could set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with their line-up as follows: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Royal, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Reguilon; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.
We predict that the Foxes side could set up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with their line-up as follows: Schmeichel; Justin, Fofana, Soyuncu, Thomas; Tielemans, Mendy; Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Vardy.
The first half in north London was far from thrilling, with just one shot being registered between both sides in a slow-paced affair. The second half saw Leicester go through the gears in the opening 30 minutes, and the Foxes found the lead through Youri Tielemans.
After progressing forward with possession, the Belgian wasn’t closed down, allowing Tielemans to try his luck from range. The midfielder hit a fantastic shot, with the power of the effort leaving Hugo Lloris with no chance as it rippled the net.
Despite not creating many chances, the goal was deserved for Leicester. After going behind, Conte’s side seemingly woke up, and after a spell of pressure, Spurs found the equaliser with 10 minutes remaining.
After receiving the ball on the right and with options in the middle, Dejan Kulusevski opted to go alone instead of crossing, with the winger cutting inside and patiently running across the box. After skipping past a couple of players, the winger hit a powerful effort into the net to level the score.
The goal urged Spurs on to try for a winner in the final few minutes, but some good defending saw two long-range efforts from Eric Dier well blocked. Kane had been frustrated all afternoon, but with his first real chance of the game, the striker found the winner for Spurs in the final minute.
Rather than charging into the box to meet Emerson Royal’s cross, Kane anticipated the clearance and dropped to the edge of the box instead. The cross was eventually headed into the path of Kane on the edge of the box, and the striker hit a powerful shot into the far corner of the net, leaving the ‘keeper with no chance.
FIFA 22 predicted final score: Spurs 2-1 Leicester
Here are the full-time match stats.
FIFA 22 predicts that after a quiet opening hour, the game could explode into life in the final 30 minutes, with goals from Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski either side of an Youri Tielemans wonder goal handing Spurs the win. The Foxes could prove a tough test for Antonio Conte’s side.
What do you think the final score will be in the real game? Let us know in the comments below.
FIFA 22 is the latest game in EA’s popular FIFA video game franchise, which was released worldwide on Friday, October 1, 2021. The game is available now on all platforms including Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Stadia and PC.
Source by Football London