Saturday 21 September: 12.30pm KO
Live on BT Sport 1
Wednesday saw Tottenham away at Olympiakos in Greece for a Champions League game. Saturday dinnertime sees them in Leicester for an important Premier League fixture. Great planning eh? Tottenham won 4-0 at home last week beating Crystal Palace and moving up to third in the Premier League. They bid to keep hold of that position when facing Leicester, who lost their unbeaten record when losing to Manchester United last Saturday.
Tottenham are third in the Premier League but few of their fans would admit their team are playing to that standard. Delle Ali is having another disappointing season and Christian Eriksen looks as if he’s just waiting for the exit route out of the club. All of which makes the odds of 40/1 (41.0) at BetVictor on them winning the Premier League look a bit skimpy.
The London side have disappointed more than they have impressed this season. They opened the season by going a goal down at home to Aston Villa (not the only shock for home fans this term) before a late comeback saw them win 3-1. The odds on them coming from behind to win at Leicester are 10/1 (11.0) if placing your wager at Unibet.
A trip to Manchester City is one to get out of the way early on. Tottenham were outplayed but still managed to come away from the Etihad with a 2-2 draw. After holding the league champions to a draw, Spurs were expected to build on that with a home win over Newcastle United. It all went wrong though as they lost 1-0.
Their unpredictability continued as they went to the Emirates and took a 2-0 lead over Arsenal. However, they couldn’t hold onto that lead and had to leave with another 2-2 draw. By that stage, Tottenham were in danger of being left behind by Liverpool at the top of the table.
They put on a good performance (or was it a bad Palace one?) to beat their fellow Londoners 4-0 at home. Despite that win, they are still seven points behind the league leaders. Dropping more points at Leicester won’t help them one bit. If you believe they can get their first away league win of the season, odds of 7/5 (2.4) are available at William Hill.
Midweek saw them in European action and again they blew hot and cold. They went 2-0 up at Olympiakos but didn’t really deserve that scoreline. It didn’t last and they left Greece with a 2-2 draw. That’s three 2-2 draws in a row on their travels, the odds of another one on Saturday are 12/1 (13.0) at SkyBet.
Harry Kane scored for the second time in three games and also hit four in two for England. The odds on him scoring in this match are 11/10 (2.1) at Paddy Power.
Leicester City dropped out of the top four after losing to Manchester United last weekend. They showed enough in that game to illustrate why they have made such a good start to the season. Leicester had the opportunities to get at least a point and only lost to a first-half penalty.
They have the midfield to cause Tottenham plenty of problems. Up front, Leicester have Jamie Vardy, who has scored three goals in the Premier League already this season. Can he get another against Tottenham? It’s 6/5 (2.2) at Coral that he does just that.
Leicester have only lost one of their last eight home league games. Only one goal has been conceded in the last four and the odds of the winning this match are
Tottenham have won their last three games against Leicester City scoring ten goals. The only time these two teams shared a goalless draw was in 1948, it’s 12/1 (13.0) at Bet365 that we see another one on Saturday after a 71 year wait.
Ben Chilwell is expected to be fit for this game but Matty James will miss out. Tottenham may recall Danny Rose and Serge Aurier after they were rested for the midweek Champions League. Son Heun-min is likely to start this game. He’s scored in the last two games against Leicester and is 2/1 (3.0) at Ladbrokes to get a goal on Saturday.
Tottenham are on a bit of a tightrope at the moment. A loss here could see them drop ten points behind Liverpool. They have drawn all of their away games this season, each with a 2-2 scoreline. A draw with both teams scoring has odds of 16/5 (4.2) at Betway.