2019-20 Premier League: Week Six – Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

After suffering their first defeat of the season last time out, Leicester City look to hit back as they take on Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium. 

With both teams tied on eight points, victory for either team will surely assure them of a top four placing once the weekend’s action is done. 

 

Team news

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Leicester could have Ben Chilwell available as the left-back recovers from a slight issue picked up in training this week. 

Matty James (Achilles) and Daniel Amartey (ankle) both remain long-term absentees for the Foxes. 

Tottenham could have Ryan Sessegnon available for his club debut if the youngster can overcome a complication from his recent hamstring injury. 

Juan Foyth (ankle) and Giovani Lo Celso (hip) are both still ruled out. 

 

Form

Leicester’s four match unbeaten run was ended last time out after falling to defeat at Manchester United, dropping them out of the top four and down to fifth. 

Tottenham meanwhile thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 last weekend to climb to third above the Foxes, as Mauricio Pochettino’s men made it two wins and draws apiece plus a defeat from their opening five league games. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Leicester have taken just four points out of a possible 18 from their last six league meetings with Tottenham (W1, D1, L4). 
  • Only one of those six meetings failed to see both teams score, as Spurs ran out 2-0 winners here last season in a match which was coincidentally also screened on BT Sport. 
  • Tottenham’s Harry Kane has scored five goals in his last two starts at the King Power Stadium. 
  • Leicester’s James Maddison has made the third most crosses this season, producing 42 crosses in five games so far. 
  • Hugo Lloris has made 25 saves for Tottenham so far this season, more than any other goalkeeper has managed at other clubs. 

 

Prediction

Leicester were unlucky to lose last time out whilst Tottenham seem to have found their spark again despite defensive issues in midweek, which makes this a tough game to predict. 

In my honest opinion, the first goal will be key here and if Tottenham get it then they will take a comfortable win but if Leicester get that first goal, I fancy them to repeat their 2-1 win from two seasons ago. 

A draw therefore is therefore my instinct here because there isn’t much to separate these two teams. 

Prediction: Leicester City 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Result: Leicester City 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

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