- Tottenham Hotspur have won each of their last three home meetings with Leicester.
- Leicester have lost three times in their last five Premier League fixtures.
- Tottenham won 2-0 in each of their last two Premier League home games.
- Harry Kane has notched three goals in his last two appearances against the Foxes.
Spurs fail major title test
Tottenham Hotspur failed their huge Premier League title test when they visited Anfield on Wednesday evening, though Spurs will feel they missed a glorious chance to put a marker down on a night of missed chances at Anfield.
2-1 victors Liverpool racked up far more attempts than Tottenham on Merseyside, though Jose Mourinho’s clinical counter-attackers finished the game with a higher xG (1.52 to 1.22) after a string of gilt-edged second half opportunities.
The tough fixtures continue to come thick and fast for Tottenham however, and with no time to dwell on their Anfield defeat, a date with top-four contenders Leicester looms large.
Foxes flounder again
Leicester City’s pursuit of Champions League football faltered on Wednesday, when the temperamental Foxes fell to a 2-0 reverse at home to an improving Everton.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have now lost three of their last five Premier League assignments, with City’s only victories during the same period coming against struggling pair Brighton and Sheffield United.
With the teams below closing in fast, Leicester need to restraighten their path quickly, though the Foxes’ recent record from trips to play Spurs in North London makes for grim reading.
Tottenham to get back on track
Tottenham overpowered Leicester on each of the Foxes last three visits to the capital, putting City to the sword with successive 3-1 and 3-0 victories against them in February 2019 and July earlier this year, having recorded a 5-4 triumph over them 12 months earlier.
Still smarting from their missed opportunity at Anfield, Spurs will be desperate to get straight back into the groove against Leicester, and with results driven Jose Mourinho pushing them on, we expect the hosts to return to their ruthlessly efficient selves on Sunday.
Tottenham are a formidable force at home, and fresh from three wins on the bounce on their own patch, and just one defeat in North London overall since the beginning of Project Restart in June, the hosts have momentum to burn.
Leicester meanwhile, have been blowing hot and cold this term, and some of their low points were also accompanied by worryingly abject performances, particularly against Liverpool, Fulham and most recently, Everton.
Spurs’ level of performance has been consistently higher than their visitors, and we expect that to be reflected come full time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho’s men are priced generously to take maximum points this weekend, especially when you consider Spurs’ superb recent home record against Leicester, and our 2-0 correct score prediction tips the hosts to secure a clean sheet along with another crucial victory.
That was the final score when Spurs beat both Arsenal and Man City in their last two Premier League home assignments, and Tottenham’s well-organised backline can come to the fore again against a Leicester team that has already failed to score four times this term.
Former Foxes loanee Harry Kane is also a prime candidate to get among the goals this weekend. The prolific Tottenham talisman scored three times in two Premier League appearances against Leicester in 2019/20, and the 27-year-old can add to that tally on Sunday.
Tottenham Hotspur injuries and team news
Erik Lamela and Japhet Tanganga are expected to miss out for Spurs again, while Gareth Bale’s illness mystery continues making the Welsh winger a major doubt.
Jose Mourinho could choose to keep faith with the team that lost to Liverpool at Anfield, though Lucas Moura could be drafted in for the lacklustre Steven Bergwijn.
Leicester City injuries and team news
Daniel Amartey and Ricardo Pereira have both been ruled out for Leicester, while Timothy Castange and Cagalr Soyuncu are still rated as doubtful following recent issues.