Tottenham vs. Leicester City: Premier League – Match Preview

Two of the top four meet on Sunday as Tottenham host Leicester City.

Spurs suffered just their second defeat of the season in midweek, going down to a late 2-1 defeat at champions Liverpool.

Roberto Firmino’s 90th minute winner saw Liverpool go top at Tottenham’s expense.

Leicester City missed the chance to go second on Wednesday as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Everton.

Goals from Richarlison and Mason Holgate were the difference as Everton’s good little run continues.

Premier League form: Tottenham W2 D2 L1; Leicester City W2 D0 L3
Premier League top scorers
Tottenham – Heung Min Son 11 goals
Leicester City – Jamie Vardy 10 goals

Match history
Both sides won the home meeting last term, as Spurs eased to a 3-0 win in the penultimate week of the campaign.

Earlier in the campaign Leicester rallied from a goal down to win, with James Maddison scoring a late winner.

Last five Premier League meetings
Tottenham 3 Leicester City 0 – 19/07/20
Leicester City 2 Tottenham 1 – 21/09/19
Tottenham 3 Leicester City 1 – 10/02/19
Leicester City 0 Tottenham 2 – 08/12/18
Tottenham 5 Leicester City 4 – 13/05/18

Team news
Spurs could rotate their full-backs for the weekend, with Matt Doherty and Sergio Reguilon coming into the side.

Gareth Bale is expected to return to the squad, however Lucas Moura is likely to start on the right hand side.

Jonny Evans is back from suspension and will return to a side that struggled without him.

Timothy Castagne and Ricardo Pereira are closing in on a return for the visitors.

Expected starting XI’s
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Doherty, Dier, Alderweireld, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Sissoko; Moura, Ndombele, Son; Kane
Leicester City (3-4-3): Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Fuchs; Albrighton, Ndidi, Tielemans, Justin; Maddison, Barnes, Vardy

Predictions

Result: Tottenham
Tottenham have won their last three home meetings with Leicester, scoring 11 goals in the process

Correct Score: 2-1
There have been over 2.5 goals in 10 of the last 12 meetings between the two at Tottenham’s ground

Anytime Goalscorer: Harry Kane
Harry Kane has 14 goals in 10 Premier League matches against Leicester City

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