After Leicester City and Tottenham suffered devastating defeats midweek, both are in desperate need of a win coming into this huge game with European qualification on the line for both sides.
Premier League 2020/2021
Venue: King Power Stadium
After spending 30 of the 37 game weeks in the top four, Leicester slipped out of it after they were unable to replicate their FA Cup performance against Chelsea in the league, succumbing to a disappointing 2-1 defeat at the Bridge last time out.
For the second season in a row, it looks like Brendan Rodger’s side will miss out on Champions League football at the death. However, there’s still a slim chance they make it but they’ll need to win against the Lily-whites first, and thus complete the league double over them, something that has not happened since 1998/99, having won the reverse fixture 2-0.
The Foxes will also be hoping that either one of Chelsea or Liverpool drops points in their respective games.
Sat top after 13 games, Tottenham’s season fizzled out badly and thus, they’re now trying to salvage what is left by having a go at the last Europa League qualification spot.
After the tough 2-1 defeat at home against Aston Villa in front of a few thousands of disappointed fans last time out, a loss which marked their ninth defeat of the league season, one more than the total they chalked up last year, Tottenham slipped from sixth to seventh on the table.
They are now three points behind West Ham in sixth and only ahead of eighth placed Everton on goal difference & ninth placed Arsenal by a point. Anything other than a win would likely deprive Spurs any sort of European football for the first time since 2009.
James Justin, Harvey Barnes & Cengiz Under are all out of selection due to injuries. Jonny Evans is in a race to prove his fitness in time for this game.
Ben Davies is still yet to return from injury and Japhet Tanganga will also miss the game after being stretchered off against Aston Villa.
Leicester City’s last five PL games:WDLWL
Tottenham’s last five PL games: WWLWL
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in seven of Leicester’s last eight Premier League home games.
Tottenham have conceded at least twice in their last three Premier League away matches.
Harry Kane has reportedly expressed his desire to the club that he wants to leave this summer. The England captain is currently joint top on the scorers chart with Mohammed Salah and if he’s going to leave Tottenham, he’d want to leave on a high, and with more accolades to his name. The striker has scored 16 goals in 15 appearances against this opposition, including two hat-tricks. At odds of 6/4 to score anytime, he’s worth a punt.
Also, these two sides know how to score and neither side is particularly good defensively. So backing goals is a good move too. Both Teams To Score is 8/15 and Over 2.5 goals at 3/5 equally looks enticing.
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