Game Week 23 Predictions: Spurs to beat Leicester - Premier League preview, analysis, betting tips
|Steve Bergwijn snatched victory for Spurs last season from the jaw of defeat to Leicester, who will take up the responsibility when both sides meet on Saturday? (Photo credit: The Sun)|
Who knew Leicester had that Villa performance in them? Scoring four goals away to Unai Emery’s team isn’t something everyone can boast of but Leicester did it against all odds.
Being able to hang on to their stars in the January transfer window was a win on its own for the Foxes, with eyes stuck on Youri Tielemans and James Madison; even Harvey Barnes was on the radar of Newcastle, but Leicester’s rise on the table may well have truly begun.
Tottenham Hotspur did what they have always done in recent years, beating Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium without conceding a goal.
It was also a special moment for Harry Kane, as he became the all-time top scorer for the North London side.
Kane’s crisp finish was enough to hand Spurs a win against the champions, helping Arsenal keep a five-point lead at the top.
The goal for Tottenham at this point is clear: gatecrash the top four and springboard from there.
Leicester endured a torrid start to life in the league but seems to be getting their groove back; the return of Madders has helped too, but they need to score more goals.
The four they managed at Villa was the second time this season they have scored that much, the only other was against Nottingham Forest and that again, was down to the magic of James Madison.
Antonio Conte should be back from his medical holiday, the Italian had surgery ten days ago to remove his gall bladder, but his handwriting was all over the win against City.
With Richarlison back and available, a selection headache would set in.
Kane is a starter even when he’s only half-fit, Heung Min Son hasn’t been the same this season, and Dejan Kulusevski offers something totally different when he is available.
Spurs will be without Yves Bissouma, who had surgery in midweek, and Pedro Porro could make his debut on Saturday.
Leicester must be brave going forward and smart with long balls to Kane upfront; Wout Faes will have it all to do to stop the record goal scorer.
Who starts up front? Jamie Vardy or Patson Daka? not forgetting Kelechi Iheanacho.
Steve Bergwijn’s sensational stoppage-time double won this game for Spurs last season, but the Dutch winger has moved on from Spurs.
Who will stand up to be counted in this game of huge significance at both ends of the table?