Leicester v Tottenham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 08/12/18
Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews Leicester v Tottenham and provides us with his best bets for Saturday’s Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Leicester v Tottenham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 08/12/18
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: King Power Stadium
- Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
Leicester host Tottenham on Saturday night looking to extend their 6-match unbeaten run against a Spurs side who will be looking to carry on where they left off against Southampton in midweek.
Spurs bounced back with a comfortable 3-1 victory against a struggling Southampton side. That game saw Cristian Eriksen continue his good form by grabbing another assist to make it 4 assists and a goal in his last 4 games in all competitions. The form of Eriksen has also helped striker Harry Kane who has scored 3 goals across those 4 games. Kane is best priced at 3/1 (Betfair) to score first in the match. Kane also has a great record against Leicester having scored 13 goals in 11 games against them. He’ll once again be the focal point and he is also 19/20 (Winner) to score at any time during the game.
The Eriksen and Kane partnership could come to the fore again on Saturday and looking on Sky Bet you can back Harry Kane to score a goal assisted by Cristian Eriksen at 11/2 (SkyBet) the market is not something I would normally look at but it is interesting if you are looking for an entertaining punt.
Leicester will have question marks over Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire who will be a big miss for them as they take on the best away team in the league. Spurs have picked up 21 points from their away matches this season and that stat coupled with Leicester missing key players sees Spurs priced at 21/20 (Black Type) to win the game which looks like good value for a team who already have 7 wins on the road this season.
This game is often one that entertains and both sides have found the back of the net in the past 4 meetings between the sides. Both teams to score on Saturday evening is 9/13 (10Bet) and that looks possibly a little too short to get behind. Instead I think I would rather back Spurs to win and both teams to score at 11/4 (Betfair). Spurs have a great attack and they’ll be confident of winning the game but they do concede goals, this bet landed in their last game against Southampton who are 4th lowest scorers in the league. I’d feel confident enough that Leicester can find the back of the net but with the Foxes having injury troubles at the back I’d worry about them keeping Spurs quiet.
For Leicester I think if anyone player is going to cause Spurs trouble at the back it will be Attacking Midfielder James Maddison. The youngster has bounced back from his sending off against Brighton to score 2 goals in 2 games and he will be relied upon again on Saturday evening. Maddison is 16/5 (Betway) to score at any time in the match.
Claude Puel will be without Jamie Vardy again after a recurrence of a groin problem that could require the forward to have surgery, whilst defensive duo Jonny Evans and Harry Maguire are slight doubts having picked up knocks in recent games.
With the likes of Mousa Dembele, Erik Lamela and Harry Winks already side-lined, Mauricio Pochettino’s injury worries were further hampered on Wednesday when Kieran Trippier limped off.
Pochettino will have defender Jan Vertonghen available again after serving a one-match suspension picked up against Arsenal.
Potential Leicester Starting XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Mendy, Ndidi, Gray, Maddison, Albrighton; Iheanacho.
Potential Tottenham Starting XI: Lloris; Aurier, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Davies; Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane.
Head To Head
- There have been 110 meetings between the two sides, Spurs have 54 wins to Leicester’s 35 and there have been 21 draws.
Key Stats & Facts
- Leicester’s last 6 Premier League games have seen fewer than 2.5 goals scored.
- Tottenham’s last three Premier League games have all produced 4 or more total goals.
- Leicester 3/1
- Draw 12/5
- Tottneham 21/20
Spurs come into this game on the back of a good win against Southampton and they will be confident that they can exploit a Leicester backline that has a few injury doubts.
Cristian Eriksen’s return to the Spurs starting lineup has seen a big improvement in the way the boys from the lane attack. He will be looking to provide Harry Kane with another goal against Leicester.
Spurs do have some weaknesses at the back themselves and I don’t think they’ll be able to keep a tricky Leicester side out but I do expect them to come out on top in the end.