Tottenham will be hoping to get back on track when it comes to the top four when they face a resurgent Leicester at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
After a disappointing defeat at home to Brighton, Antonio Conte’s troops followed that with another subpar performance against Brentford last weekend as they played to a goalless tie, which certainly puts a damper on their Premier League odds to win it all.
The supply lines were cut off to Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min, who barely had a sniff as Brentford contained the lethal duo well.
The Foxes, meanwhile, have had the burden of balancing European and league duties this term, and their standards have slipped somewhat. Nevertheless, Brendan Rodgers will have been encouraged by his side’s recent uptick in form, as they have lost just one of their past six Premier League outings.
Furthermore, when Tottenham visited the King Power Stadium in January, they enjoyed a pulsating 3-2 victory thanks to two dramatic strikes from substitute Steven Bergwijn.
I’ve picked out a few tips for you to feast your eyes on ahead of the showdown.
A Five-Goal Thriller in Store
So, as I mentioned earlier, whenever Tottenham and Leicester lock horns, there is usually a glut of goals. Indeed, in the past three meetings, there have been a total of 13 goals scored, so this match will be great for the neutral to tune into.
Although Tottenham have largely been prolific since Conte took over, they failed to record a shot on target in a Premier League match for the fourth time this season against Brentford, and they drew a blank for the second game on the spin. This will, of course, be a cause for concern, but they should get back on track, and a win is vital if they are going to stay in the hunt for a top-four spot.
Leicester have struggled at times to find their best form, and while they will try to make a fist of it, I fancy Tottenham to edge this one out in another thriller. I quite like the look of the +1900 price available in the Correct Score market for Tottenham to win 3-2, and it could be worth following up on.
Tottenham on the Comeback Trail
As mentioned, this fixture has never been short on goals or entertainment. Of course, Leicester will want to improve on last weekend’s showing in a scrappy goalless tie against Aston Villa, where they mustered just five attempts despite dominating possession (64%).
Tottenham have been a bit goal shy too, but the fans will be hoping they spring back to life. So, I have gone with Tottenham to win 3-2, and I also fancy them to win coming from behind at a longish-looking EPL odds of +700.
Tottenham may have to navigate some tough moments in this game, and they may need to overturn a deficit. However, don’t expect it to be the last gasp as when these two sides last met when Bergwijn’s exploits silenced the King Power Stadium.