Tottenham vs Leeds: Preview & Prediction

Sunday 21st November 2021

Tottenham vs Leeds: Preview & Prediction

England Premier League
Sunday 21st November 2021
Kick off at 4:30pm GMT
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Match Preview:

This game will mark Antonio Conte’s first home league game as manager of Tottenham and the home side will be looking to win this encounter with Leeds who on the whole have been under performing so far this season.

Conte has so far overseen two games as Tottenham manager after the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santos and they were the 3-2 victory over Vitesse in the Europa Conference League and a 0-0 draw away to Everton, which witnessed zero shots on target for the club. Conte has that added pressure of the new manager syndrome, where normally teams that have been under performing start to find form under new leadership and there will be tongues wagging if Tottenham fail to get the win at the weekend.

Currently Tottenham have fallen down to 9th place and have 16 points. The objective this season has to be a top four finish and they are six points from that target. But this is a team that needs to taste victory as they come into this game with no wins in their last 3 matches. Spurs last win came away at Newcastle a month ago and if they are able to win their 6th game of the season this should see the club climb a few positions. 

At home Tottenham have won 60% of their games but have lost two and the worry has been more to do with goalscoring with just 4 scored at home so far. 

Leeds trail their hosts by five points and are in 15th place and after a slow start there have been signs that the team have turned a corner. This comes in the effect that Marcelo Bielsa’s side have gone their last 3 games unbeaten, although they have won just 2 games so far and one of those was against bottom side Norwich. Leeds last game finished in a 1-1 draw with Leicester.

On the road Leeds have the fifth worst record in the Premier League and have just one victory. However it is just one defeat for them in their last four games. It is clear that Leeds have been taking small steps as they try not to get sucked into the relegation zone and keep their heads above water.

 

Team News: 

Tottenham: Bryan Gil is 50/50 to return for this game after his hamstring injury has kept him out for the past few weeks. Oliver Skipp is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season. Ryan Sessegnon has an on going knock and with no update he looks like he won’t be involved in this game.

Leeds: The club have long term injuries to the likes of Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling. Robin Koch has recovered from his pelvic injury but needs to be assessed for fitness and is only 50/50 to make this encounter. Junior Firpo and Jamie Shackleton have recovered from injuries but will be assessed for fitness.

 

Tottenham vs Leeds Head to Head:

Last season Tottenham won this fixture 3-0.

The last 5 meetings in a row have all ended in over 2.5 goals.

Leeds haven’t beaten Tottenham in London since 2001.

The last time the clubs played Leeds ran out 3-1 winners.

 

Tottenham vs Leeds Prediction:

Harry Kane, that is the name that should send shivers within the Leeds back four. True Kane has been poor by his standards so far this season but the forward is coming back from international duty having scored seven goals. Yes the goals were scored against Albania and San Marino hardly the crème of the European crop but goals is what it is all about for a strikers confidence and he scored some crackers too. 

Kane should be taken on to score in this game and he will want to impress with Tottenham being back at home. All eyes will be on Antonio Conte too as he tries to win his first league game in charge of Tottenham.

Leeds have improved but did the international break come at the wrong time for them, as they had just started to find some consistency?

Tottenham have the quality to ease to victory here and they should be getting a win with possibly a few goals against what can be a leaky defence.

 

Tottenham vs Leeds Betting Tips:

Tottenham to beat Leeds at 1.70

Anytime goalscorer: Harry Kane at 1.72

Correct Score: Tottenham to win 2-0 or 2-1 at 9.00 and 9.50