England Premier League
Saturday 17th September 2022
Kick off at 5:30pm BST
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
There is no disguising that Tottenham’s 2-0 loss at the hands of Sporting in the Champions League group stage was seen as a disappointment for the club. In fairness it looked like the game was heading for a 0-0 result but two goals in injury time put paid to that and this feels like another lesson that Tottenham have to learn.
Despite the defeat in midweek Tottenham are looking good for qualification from their group and that was an away game but after looking like they would get a valuable point there will be a frustration around the camp and they must switch their attentions back to the Premier League. Antonio Conte’s side have started the campaign strong and alongside Manchester City they remain the only undefeated side. They are in 3rd place and just a point behind leaders Arsenal and with the Gunners not playing until Sunday Conte’s side would go above them with victory here.
Form is good and in their last game they beat Fulham 2-1 and at home they boast a 100% record and have only conceded twice so far. They will be the favourites to win this game against a very out of sorts Leicester side.
Leicester are bottom of the league with just 1 point earned so far and they have lost their last 5 games - what a fall from grace this has been for the Foxes. With sacking season upon us already Brendan Rodgers must be wondering if he will be next and it isn’t too much of a stretch to believe that if his side were to lose heavily here he could be sacked on Monday. The Foxes have lost all of their away games so far with their last one finishing in a 5-2 defeat at Brentford and they have shipped seven goals in their last two games on the road. Despite all of the clubs problems if they were to win this game and if Nottingham Forest have lost on Friday then the Foxes would not be bottom at the end of this weekend.
Tottenham: Lucas Moura is out with his tendon and not due back for at least two weeks, he is the only injury to the first team.
Leicester: Dennis Praet has a niggling foot injury but is tipped to be ready for this game. Ryan Bertrand (knee) and Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) are out long term.
Tottenham vs Leicester Head to Head:
Last season Tottenham won this fixture 3-1.
Tottenham have won the last 3 meetings in a row and scored 10 goals in those games.
There is a 70% chance to see both teams to score.
Tottenham vs Leicester Prediction:
It’s true that Tottenham had to travel to Portugal and that can take its toll but they are at home and facing a club who have been poor this season. We expect Tottenham not to just win but get a few goals here, and they have been able to do that with Rodgers in charge at Leicester even when the team were on form. However Leicester look like they are in free fall and from their perspective they are facing one of the best teams in the league and away from home. It seems that the Foxes need a change up in the managerial department but could they yet prove us all wrong?
These are the type of games after losing in midweek where Conte earns his salary and he needs to get his team back on track. We can see that there are plenty of goals in this Tottenham team and not many teams are going to come here and come away with anything. At the end of the day it’s 3rd vs 20th and even though on paper Leicester can pose problems they seem to have too many of their own to make an impact here. If Tottenham can score early this could be a long afternoon for the Foxes, we can’t see past a home win with goals to boot.
Tottenham vs Leicester Betting Tips:
Tottenham to beat Leicester at 1.50
Tottenham to score 3+ goals at 2.50
Anytime goalscorer: Harry Kane at 1.80