Leicester vs Tottenham Hotspur EPL Soccer Match Preview
In the English Premier League, Tottenham are set to travel to the King Power Stadium where they will play against Leicester City. Oddsmakers opened the Tottenham Hotspur as +129-moneyline favorites versus the Leicester City, while the game's total opened at 2.5.
|Leicester City 2-2-1||Lines||Tottenham Hotspur 2-2-1|
Leicester City +233
Leicester City have played well this season as they also have 8 points from their 5 games. In their last outing, the Foxes played well but were narrowly defeated by Manchester United at Old Trafford. Leicester City conceded a penalty in the 8th minute which provided the only goal of the game. Despite the result, Leicester City will feel that they played well as they controlled close to 60% of the possession and looked the stronger side. The loss to the Red Devils was the first loss of the season for the Foxes.
Leicester have only lost 1 of their 8 Premier League home games since Rodgers took charge in February and have taken points off both Arsenal and Chelsea in the process. All things considered, backing a Leicester Win or Draw Double Chance looks excellent value for money here. They have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1 of their 5 Premier League outings, which is enough to leave them 5th in the table and keep hopes of breaking the top 6 stranglehold alive heading into the autumn period. Leicester are now 5th in the Premier League with 8 points, having scored six goals so far, while conceding four in the process.
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Tottenham Hotspur +129
Tottenham (2-1-2) played for a 2-2 draw on the road in the Champions League this Wednesday. Last week in the Premier League they annihilated Crystal Palace by an easy 0-4. But that was their only win in their last five matches in all competitions (1-1-3).
Harry Kane and Lucas Moura were the two players who scored for Tottenham. The draw in the Champions League is very symbolic for Tottenham’s season as the team is not looking very impressive as they are lacking defensive stability. As it currently stands, Tottenham have 8 points from their 5 games and while they are 3rd on the ladder, the team must improve if they wish to challenge for a spot in the top 4.
They left it very late to beat Aston Villa on the opening day of the season and were incredibly flattered by the 2-2 draw at the Etihad. Defeat at home to Newcastle followed before another backs-to-the-wall draw against Arsenal.
The Picks: Leicester City +233
|Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Stats|
|After winning five of their seven Premier League home games against Spurs at Filbert Street (D1 L1), Leicester have won just one of their six such games against them since moving to the King Power Stadium (D1 L4).|
|Leicester have scored more Premier League goals against Tottenham than they have versus any other side (44). However, they’ve only conceded more goals against Manchester United (58) and Arsenal (57) in the competition than against Spurs (48).|
|Since Leicester returned to the Premier League in 2014-15, their Premier League games against Tottenham have seen a total of 40 goals scored – only Arsenal vs Liverpool (48) has seen more in that time.|
|Tottenham are without a win in their last eight away games in the Premier League (W0 D2 L6) – they last endured a longer winless away run in the top-flight between April and December 2006 (10).|
|Despite losing last time out versus Man Utd, Leicester City have won 25 points since Brendan Rodgers’ first game in charge in March (W7 D4 L4); only Liverpool (43), Man City (37) and Chelsea (27) have picked up more points in this period.|
|Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored 13 goals in 12 games in all competitions against Leicester, more than he has vs any other side in his professional career.|
|Spurs’ Harry Kane has scored 125 goals in 172 Premier League games under Mauricio Pochettino – only Thierry Henry under Arsene Wenger (175 goals) and Wayne Rooney under Alex Ferguson (141 goals) have netted more under a specific manager in the competition.|
|Leicester City midfielder James Maddison has attempted the most shots without scoring in the Premier League this season (16 shots, one on target). Maddison has failed to net with his last 28 shots in the Premier League, last scoring against Huddersfield in April.|
|Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy has scored in each of his last three Premier League matches against Tottenham Hotspur, netting four goals during this run. Since the start of 2014-15, Vardy has scored more Premier League goals versus ‘big six’ teams than any other player (31).|