Tottenham look to win their fourth straight league match and keep their title hopes in check when they host Leicester City at Wembley. Winners of four of their last five matches, despite key injuries, they keep finding ways to win. A testament to the resourcefulness of Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino, who recently expressed disappointment with being forced to play this game on Sunday with a Champions League match looming on Wednesday against German side Borussia Dortmund. The feeling is that the league doesn’t do enough to accommodate teams in the Champions League, not putting them in the best position to succeed.
Sitting in 3rd place with 57 points, Tottenham is on the heels and chasing Liverpool and Manchester City, both with 62 points though City has a game in hand. They’ve assembled a brilliant campaign with clutch play earning ten wins by a one goal margin, most of any team. Finishing strong has been trend of late, scoring five goals in the final ten minutes in their past three games. An extra push that’s gained them seven additional points in the standings. Most recently, Tottenham secured a 1-0 win vs Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on a Son Heung-min 83rd minute late winner, continuing his top play of late. Heung-min has accounted for nine goals in his past ten matches in addition to huge performances in previous two games against Leicester, grabbing three goals to go along two assists.
On the injury front, Tottenham will miss Eric Dier with virus while Ben Davies is still out with groin injury. Harry Kane is back in training with possible return later this month, targeting the Burnley visit on February 23rd.
Tottenham Home Premier League Form
|02.02.2019||WIN||Tottenham 1 – 0 Newcastle|
|30.01.2019||WIN||Tottenham 2 – 1 Watford|
|13.01.2019||LOSS||Tottenham 0 – 1 Man Utd|
|29.12.2018||LOSS||Tottenham 1 – 3 Wolves|
|26.12.2018||WIN||Tottenham 5 – 0 Bournemouth|
Leicester City comes off a 1-0 loss after a hard-fought match with Manchester United at King Power Stadium, unable to overcome an early goal by Marcus Rashford assisted by Paul Pogba. The team is teetering in the middle of the standings with 32 points and in a tough spell of late carrying a four-game winless streak featuring three losses and a draw. They’ve been dropping with poor play of late, earning only four points over their last six matches. Only one team has achieved fewer over that span. They’ll hope to get another strong performance from Jaime Vardy who has punched in eleven of his last fifteen EPL goals on the road while taking part in seven goals in previous seven league appearances verses Tottenham.
Leicester winger Marc Albrighton is out with surgery on the horizon for a nagging hamstring and Daniel Amertey remains out with broken leg. A debut appearance by Youri Tieleman, signed on loan, may be in the cards.
Leicester are now on a losing streak of 3 games at home in the Premier League, and for a team that have experienced great success over recent years, this is something that they will want to change.
Leicester City Away Premier League Form
|30.01.2019||DRAW||Liverpool 1 – 1 Leicester City|
|19.01.2019||LOSS||Wolves 4 – 3 Leicester City|
|01.01.2019||WIN||Everton 0 – 1 Leicester City|
|22.12.2018||WIN||Chelsea 0 – 1 Leicester City|
|15.12.2018||LOSS||Crystal Palace 1 – 0 Leicester City|
Head to Head Statistics
|08.12.2018||Premier League||Leicester City 0 – 2 Tottenham|
|13.05.2018||Premier League||Tottenham 5 – 4 Leicester City|
|28.11.2017||Premier League||Leicester City 2 – 1 Tottenham|
|18.05.2017||Premier League||Leicester City 1 – 6 Tottenham|
|29.10.2016||Premier League||Tottenham 1 – 1 Leicester City|
Here are how the odds to win the match look from the bookies ahead of the game.
Odds taken at 20:00 GMT 09/02/2019
Our Verdict and Best Bets
Look for Tottenham to continue their streak of winning all 13 of their games against teams in the bottom half of the table to continue their quest to the top.
Tottenham to win and Under 3.5 Goals @ 2.50 (6/4) with William Hill.