Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City Betting Tips & Predictions – Sunday 10th February 2019

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur and Claude Puel’s Leicester City meet at Wembley Stadium for an entertaining-looking Premier League fixture on Sunday afternoon. Tottenham will not quite go away in the race for the title, with the Lilywhites now just four points off the top with 13 matches remaining. As for the Foxes, they occupy a relatively lowly position of just 11th place in the table on 32 points.

Spurs will be hoping to keep the pressure on Liverpool and Manchester City at the top with another win this weekend. Meanwhile, the pressure is starting to mount on Puel, as the Frenchman is never too far away from the sack at the King Power Stadium. Leicester could do with a win, but Pochettino’s men go into this one as the strong favourites to pick up all three points.

Top Tips

Tottenham Hotspur to Win 2-1 @ 8/1

Son Heung-Min to Score Anytime @ 11/10

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Tottenham Hotspur News: Spurs in Good Form

Tottenham Defender Passing Football
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Since losing 1-0 at Wembley to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United last month, Tottenham have hit back with three consecutive league victories. All three wins have been by a one-goal margin, seeing off Fulham, Watford (both 2-1) and Newcastle United (1-0) with late goals. Incredibly, Spurs have yet to draw a game in the Premier League this season, winning 19 and losing six of their 25 league fixtures so far. Ahead of Man City’s game with Everton on Wednesday, Spurs are just four points behind leaders Liverpool.

Tottenham Still in the Title Race

Despite plenty of talk of this being a two-horse race between Man City and Liverpool for the title, Tottenham have gone about their business quietly, never allowing the big two to pull away. With both sides dropping points of late, nine points from three games has put Pochettino’s men right back in the race. The Lilywhites are currently two points behind Man City and four adrift of the Reds with 13 games to play. They are certainly outsiders, but can Tottenham win the Premier League against all odds?

Kane & Alli Remain on the Injury List

The injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli are not helping Tottenham’s cause. Kane has missed the last few weeks with an ankle issue while Alli is recovering from a hamstring problem. Unfortunately for Spurs, the pair will miss out again this weekend, but both players are making progress. Tottenham could also be without Wales international Ben Davies, who recently picked up a groin injury.

Leicester City News: Foxes Without a Win Since New Year’s Day

Approach to Leicester City's King Power Stadium

Since beating Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park on New Year’s Day, the Foxes have lost four and drawn one of their last five in all competitions. Puel’s men crashed out of the Emirates FA Cup at the first hurdle last month, losing 2-1 to EFL League Two side Newport County in South Wales. In the Premier League, meanwhile, the Foxes have taken a solitary point from the last 12 on offer. With 13 league fixtures to go, Leicester find themselves in the bottom half of the table.

Puel Running Out of Time

For quite some time now, Puel has been the bookies’ favourites for the sack in the Premier League. Despite doing an admirable job at the King Power since arriving in the Midlands, the Frenchman has never quite managed to win over the fans. Puel is currently priced at 6/5 to be the next manager to leave. Leicester have secured a couple of eye-catching results against the big boys lately, beating the likes of Chelsea and Man City, but the Foxes have also lost against Crystal Palace, Cardiff City and Southampton. A top seven finish is the priority, but City are six points behind seventh placed Wolverhampton Wanderers ahead of this weekend’s matches.

Analysis: Spurs to Come Out on Top

Away from home, Tottenham have been outstanding, winning 11 of their 13 away fixtures to take 33 points on the road, which is a Premier League best. However, Spurs have had one or two wobbles at Wembley this season, losing four of their 12 home league matches. This has the potential to be another tricky game for the Lilywhites, but we fancy Tottenham to get the job done at Wembley this Saturday.

Narrow Win for the Home Side

Tottenham were made to work for their points in recent home wins over Watford and Newcastle, with Spurs needing late goals in both victories. Tottenham’s last three league and cup wins at Wembley have been by just one goal, and we can see something similar unfolding on Sunday. Take a punt on the hosts to win 2-1, which you can get at decent odds of 8/1.

In-form Son to Score Again

Son Heung-Min is in the form of his life for Tottenham at the minute, netting nine goals in his last 10 league and cup appearances. Son was Spurs’ saviour last time out, scoring in the 83rd minute to give the Lilywhites a crucial 1-0 win over Newcastle. The South Korea international is available at a fine price of 11/10 to score anytime on Sunday.

Both Teams to Notch at Wembley

Despite their poor run of results of late, Leicester have scored in each of their last five away matches in all competitions. In fact, the Foxes have only failed to score twice away from home across all competitions this season. Because of that, take a punt on the Spurs win and both teams to score at 9/4.

Recent Matches

Tottenham have a good recent record over Leicester, losing just one of the last six league and cup meetings. Back in May 2017, Kane scored four times in a 6-1 win at the King Power Stadium. Meanwhile, last season, there were 12 goals scored in the two league fixtures, with the match at Wembley ending in a thrilling 5-4 victory for the Lilywhites.

8th December 2018: Leicester City 0 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur

In the reverse match at the King Power this season, Tottenham cruised to a comfortable win. Son opened the scoring with a stunning shot just before half time, with Dele Alli’s header doubling the away side’s advantage after 58 minutes. In the end, Spurs were worthy 2-0 winners in the Midlands.

13th May 2018: Tottenham Hotspur 5 – 4 Leicester City

These two met at Wembley on the final day of last season, with Tottenham edging a five-goal thriller in the capital. Kane and Lamela netted a brace each while Christian Fuchs scored an unfortunate own goal. Vardy (2), Riyad Mahrez and Kelechi Iheanacho were the scorers for Leicester in what was a memorable game in the national stadium.

28th November 2017: Leicester City 2 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur

In the match at the King Power Stadium last season, Leicester secured a 2-1 victory over Spurs. First half goals from Vardy and Mahrez put the Foxes 2-0 up, with Kane pulling one back with 10 minutes to go. City deserved all three points from this one and will hope for more of the same here.

18th May 2017: Leicester City 1 – 6 Tottenham Hotspur

It was a day to remember for Kane when the Foxes and Lilywhites squared off at the King Power back in May 2017. Kane helped himself to four goals as Spurs ran riot at Leicester’s home. Heung-Min Son also notched a brace in the 6-1 win. The reverse match at White Hart Lane, meanwhile, ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

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