The Premier League fixture list heats up as the Christmas period approaches, which means midweek soccer games are on the agenda this week. The standout fixture comes from the King Power Stadium, as Leicester City look for a second straight win against a Tottenham Hotspur side that should be well-rested having not played their last two games due to a COVID outbreak.
Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Odds
|Over 2.5 Goals||-138|
|Under 2.5 Goals||+110|
Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview
Foxes Edging Closer To European Places
It has been a decent couple of weeks for Leicester City in the Premier League, as they have moved closer to the European places. However, it hasn’t all been good news for the Foxes, as they were knocked out of the Europa League last week, as they lost away from home against Italian giants Napoli. Leicester have started to show why they are one of the most impressive sides in the Premier League in recent weeks though, and have won two of their last four.
That run of form leaves them just three points behind Tottenham, who currently sit seventh, and the Foxes could overtake their rivals with a victory this week. It was a comfortable victory for Leicester in their last outing, as they cruised to a 4-0 win against Newcastle United at the King Power. Youri Tielemans scored twice in the win, while James Maddison also scored in the big win.
Spurs Return To Action
All being well, Spurs should return to competitive action on Thursday evening, having missed their last two games due to postponement. The first game that was called off was their Europa Conference League showdown against Rennes, which means that their place in that competition is now under threat. Meanwhile, their weekend game against Brighton was also called off due to the number of players that had returned positive COVID tests.
Spurs still sit in seventh, despite having two games in hand over the teams around them in the league standings. Tottenham have won each of their last three games in the Premier League, while they remain unbeaten in the league since Antonio Conte’s arrival. Spurs are just three points outside of the Champions League places coming into the busy festive period, which means that they have more than a good chance of achieving a top four finish this season.
No Clear Winner in Head To Head
Neither side have been dominant in the head to head meetings between the sides. Both Spurs and Leicester have won two games apiece in the previous four, with both games last season being won by the travelling side. Leicester’s last home win against Spurs came in September 2019.
Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Pick
Leicester missed out on Champions League qualification after defeat against Spurs at the end of last season. The Foxes will be looking for revenge for that setback on Thursday evening, but the strong record that Conte has enjoyed since taking over shouldn’t be overlooked. We would predict that the most likely outcome is the draw.