Tottenham Hotspur welcome Leicester City to Wembley in this weekend’s opening Super Sunday clash.

Victory for Spurs will see them reduce their deflict to Liverpool back to five points in the title fight, whilst Leicester can move up to ninth with three points as the race for seventh continues to look unpredictable. 

Team news

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Tottenham have no fresh injury concerns to report as Eric Dier closes in on a return. 

Dier has been absent with a viral infection but won’t be risked here ahead of a midweek trip to Borussia Dortmund. 

Harry Kane meanwhile could be back from an ankle injury in a fortnight’s time, whilst Dele Alli remains sidelined with a thigh injury. 

Ben Davies (groin) and Vincent Jansson (knee) are both out for foreseeable future. 

Leicester have no injury concerns with Daniel Amartey still a few weeks away from returning from an ankle injury. 

Marc Albrighton has been ruled out for rest of season after needing surgery on a hamstring injury. 

 

Form

Tottenham enter this off the back of three consecutive league victories and four in their last six games overall. 

At home, Spurs have won seven of last nine in all competitions but have kept only four clean sheets during that run. 

Leicester are winless in their last five across all competitions, taking just a point in last four league games. 

The Foxes have found the net in 12 of their 13 away games and taken seven points from last five on the road. 

 

Stat Attack 

  • Tottenham have lost just three of last 12 meetings with Leicester in all competitions (W6, D3, L3). 
  • Spurs’ 2-0 win at Leicester in December ended a four match run in which both sides have scored in this fixture. 
  • Four different Tottenham players have scored in last three meetings. 
  • Leicester have made the third highest number of crosses so far this season, producing 537 crosses in 25 games. Only Everton and Huddersfield have created more. 
  • Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris has made no errors leading to goals this campaign, having produced five mistakes during last season. 

 

Prediction

With no Harry Kane, Tottenham don’t tend to come alive until second half which gives Leicester an opportunity if firing on all cylinders from start. 

I however fancy Spurs to grind out a result here in opposite fashion of what Manchester United did last weekend at King Power Stadium, amidst a Foxes wave of attacks. 

Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Leicester City

Jake predicts: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Leicester City

Result: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Leicester City

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