Many expected Tottenham to crash and burn after Harry Kane was side-lined, their wins have been far from convincing, but three wins in a row in the league is keeping them alive at the top of the table.
Goals could be sparse
In their last 12 games, combined, these two have scored just 15 goals. 9 for Spurs and just six for Leicester. This is particularly poor for Tottenham, their goalscoring this season has been excellent, they have only been outscored by the two sides above them: Liverpool and Manchester City. Their free scoring attack saw them produce some scintillating performances such as the 6-2 away victory over Everton in December. However, after injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli, the onus is on Son Heung-min to carry Spurs in attack. Which he has done superbly, finding the net 10 times this season and scoring in the last two league wins, including the crucial late winner against Newcastle last time out. Son is now the main focus of the Tottenham attack, and he’s always heavily involved in forward moves, he is available to score at 4.5 first and 1.91 anytime.
Leicester’s goal scoring record this season is essentially what you would expect based on their league position, only one team below them has scored more, but they have failed to better any of the sides above them. They do however, have a comparatively good defensive record with the rest of the league. Only the current top four sides have conceded less goals than the foxes this season, and with Spurs struggling to fire at the moment, Leicester will fancy their chances at holding firm at the back. Under 2.5 goals in this fixture is available at 2.0, under 3.5 has value as well at 1.36.
Leicester relish being the underdog
Leicester’s belief in their own ability and what they can do brought about the most memorable Premier League title win of all time. Years on, that mentality is still hard wired throughout the squad. They love to be written off and doubted, it only seems to push them further.
The Foxes took a point at Anfield, they have won away at Chelsea and also beaten Manchester City at the King Power Stadium. Puel appears to have a master touch when it comes to motivating his players to play the big sides, but it’s been against the sides lower in the league that they have struggled. Leicester have been beaten by rivals in the table too frequently, putting the managerial role in some jeopardy on several occasions. Losses to Cardiff, Southampton and Palace have stumped Leicester’s success this season. Picking up more points against teams around them could cement them a top half finish. The Foxes will take some confidence from Tottenham’s home record, by no means is it poor but they have taken 9 less points in front of their own fans than they have on the road this campaign. Fancy another inspired performance from Leicester? They’re big underdogs at 5.0 to win the match, double chance is priced at 2.2.
Win or bust for Spurs
Tottenham haven’t drawn a game all season in the Premier League, winning 19 and losing six. They’ll be desperate to keep up the momentum they’ve gained over the past few league wins. There’s a real togetherness about this Spurs side, without two key players and with no fresh faces in January, the squad has pulled together. Tottenham will have full belief that the title race isn’t over, with City drawing level on points with Liverpool, the belief will be that the North London side can do exactly the same. Spurs are the favourites for Sunday’s clash, priced at 1.62.
Son Heung-min to score first @ 4.5
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.36
Leicester to score 1 or more goals in the match @ 1.44