2019-20 Premier League: Week 37 – Tottenham vs Leicester

Date: Sunday 19 July 2020 (4:00pm), Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur face a crunch test in their bid for a top six finish as they welcome Leicester City to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Super Sunday. 

At least one point for Tottenham will send them sixth whilst Leicester can climb to third with a win, placing pressure on Chelsea and Manchester United in the race for a top four finish. 

 

Team News

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Lucas Moura is a doubt for Tottenham due to fatigue from the hectic scheduling of recent weeks. 

Juan Foyth, Tanguy Ndombele (both knee), Eric Dier (suspension) are ruled out whilst Dele Alli could potentially return from a thigh injury if declared fit. 

Leicester will be without James Maddison and Ben Chilwell for their last two matches of this season with respective hip and foot injuries. 

Caglar Soyuncu (suspension), Christian Fuchs (groin), Daniel Amartey (ankle) and Ricardo Pereira (knee) remain absent, although Marc Albrighton could feature if declared fit despite nursing a knock from last Sunday’s loss at Bournemouth.

 

Stat Attack

  • Tottenham are unbeaten in six of their last seven league meetings against Leicester City (W4, D1, L2). 
  • Leicester have scored in each of their last nine trips to Tottenham in all competitions. 
  • Tottenham have never had a player sent off in 27 previous Premier League meetings against Leicester. 
  • Leicester are yet to score a penalty against Tottenham after 27 previous Premier League meetings, despite winning just one penalty across all of those clashes. 
  • Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has scored three goals in his last two away appearances against Tottenham.

 

Prediction

Tottenham probably have to win this if they want to avoid scrapping solely for seventh, which could potentially mean a hectic start to next season with Europa League qualifying on top of domestic games. 

Leicester meanwhile were fantastic against Sheffield United in terms of possession and creativity, which was a marked contrast to recent performances but they have to again bring that type of play here if want to win because Spurs do like their possession play. 

Do that then we have a cracking possession based game in store otherwise this could be difficult to call, although I am going for a Leicester win because fatigue does seem to be seeping into Tottenham’s play more despite a strong midweek win at Newcastle.

Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Leicester City

Result: Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Leicester City

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