Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview

May 18, 2017
By: Deke Hardman

Thursday evening’s Premier League action comes from the King Power Stadium where Leicester City face Tottenham Hotspur.

Last season’s champions lost to Manchester City last time out and currently sit in eleventh place though victory here would see them move level on points with eighth place Southampton, who played out a goalless draw with Manchester United on Wednesday.

Should they finish in eighth, it would match their best ever placing in the top flight, aside from last season’s heroics.
Centre-back pairing Wes Morgan and Robert Huth will both miss out again with respective hamstring and foot injuries while Andy King, Danny Drinkwater and Nampalys Mendy are also sidelined.

Jamie Vardy is priced at 7.5 (13/2) to open the scoring with Paddy Power with Riyad Mahrez an 11.0 (10/1) chance with most firms.

The home win can be backed at 4.2 (16/5) with the visitors favourites at 1.95 (19/20) with Betfair, who have the draw at 3.9 (29/10).

Mauricio Pochettino’s side go in to this game safe in the knowledge that they have secured both a second place finish in the league and a best ever points total following their 2-1 win over Manchester United in Sunday’s fixture – the last to be played at White Hart Lane.

They have won ten of the last eleven league outings with their defeat to West Ham United earlier this month only their second league loss of 2017.

Right-back duo Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker are both unavailable as is left-back Danny Rose, who has undergone surgery while Moussa Dembele may be rested.

Harry Kane is the 4.5 (7/2) favourite with a number of bookmakers to get the first goal of the game while Dele Alli can be backed at 6.5 (11/2).

The clash between the sides in North London back in October ended in a 1-1 draw while last season’s corresponding fixture boasted the same scoreline.

You can back another 1-1 here at 8.0 (7/1) while there is a widely available price of 2.3 (13/10) for there to be fewer than three goals in the game.

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