Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction, Tips & Stats

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Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction, Tips & Stats

Tottenham travels up to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester in the Saturday afternoon slot with both teams looking for the all-important three points. Tottenham sit just a point off the top four and although Leicester have vastly improved, now sitting in 14th, three points off of the relegation zone, each three points is crucial in their individual seasons.

Leicester had a busy January transfer window, especially for arrivals. The Foxes welcomed Victor Kristiansen, Tete, Nathan Opoku and Harry Souttar, with three of them making their Leicester debut in the 4 - 2 win over Aston Villa, Tete even bagging a goal in his first appearance.

In their last five Premier League games Brendan Rodger’s Leicester have one win, a draw and three losses. The win was most recent, with their 4 - 2 comeback win over Aston Villa, where the likes of James Maddison, Kelechi Iheanacho, Tete and Dennis Praet were all on the scoresheet.

The Foxes drew 2 - 2 with high-flying Brighton after a run of three tough losses. Leicester slumped to a disappointing 2 - 0 loss to rivals Nottingham Forest, a 1 - 0 loss to Fulham and a tough 2 - 1 loss to Liverpool where Wout Faes scored two own goals. However, with wins over Gillingham and Walsall, Leicester have made the Fifth Round of the FA Cup where they’ll face Blackburn Rovers.

Tottenham had a relatively quiet January transfer window, having more departures than arrivals. With the likes of Matt Doherty leaving to Atletico Madrid and Harvey White, Djed Spence and Bryan Gill all going on loan, there was space to fill. Spurs did so with loanees Arnaut Danjuma and Pedro Porro.

Antonio Conte’s side have had a rollercoaster of a season so far, but in their last five Premier League games, Spurs have three wins and two losses. Tottenham pushed across the finish line for a 1 - 0 win over Manchester City despite being down to ten men, thrashed Crystal Palace 4 - 0 and beat Fulham 1 - 0 for their other wins. In the middle of those wins Tottenham disappointed in the North London derby, losing 2 - 0 to fierce rivals Arsenal and then giving up a 2 - 0 lead over Man City to eventually lose 4 - 2. Tottenham have also progressed through the FA Cup, beating Portsmouth 1 - 0 and Preston 3 - 0, and will face either Sheffield United or Wrexham.

Tottenham have a good record against Leicester, winning 61 of the 119 games between the clubs, whereas Leicester have only won 37 of the clashes with 21 being a draw. The fixture has been even worse for The Foxes recently, with Spurs winning four of the last five encounters.

After beating the all-time scoring record for Tottenham, Harry Kane will be one to watch, especially with his goal last time out against Leicester. For the Foxes, new signing Tete could be one to watch, coming on loan from Lyon, he scored on his debut and looks an exciting attacking mind for Leicester.

Leicester City Team News

Rodgers will still be unable to call upon James Justin, but there are many faces who could potentially return to the Leicester side this weekend. Wilfred Ndidi, Jonny Evans and Ricardo Pereira could all return for selection after periods out with various injuries.

Tottenham Hotspur Team News

Conte has a relatively fit squad, with the only two registered injuries being that of Pape Sarr and Lucas Moura who were out with hip and heel injuries respectively. However, both could have potential for Tottenham this weekend. Spurs will be missing Cristian Romero no matter what this weekend with the Argentine being suspended for this game after picking up two yellows in the game against Man City.