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Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups

King Power Stadium forms the backdrop for a high-stakes Premier League contest between relegation-battling Leicester City and top-four hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

After picking up just one point in their first five post-World Cup outings in the Premier League, Brendan Rodgers’ side finally returned to winning ways last weekend, claiming an overwhelming 4-2 victory at Aston Vila.

Those four goals at Villa Park eclipsed the Foxes’ dismal haul of just three goals across their first five league matches following a mid-season break, bolstering their survival hopes ahead of this encounter.

Despite posting their first top-flight triumph since mid-November, Leicester cannot afford to sit back and enjoy, as they start this round only three points clear of 18th-placed Everton.

Visiting Tottenham avenged a dreadful 4-2 defeat at Manchester City in January with a narrow 1-0 home win in the reverse fixture last weekend, making it two league victories in a row. 

Harry Kane, who scored the winning goal against the Cityzens, will be confident about adding to his 17-goal league tally this season after netting 18 times in his 15 Premier League appearances against Leicester.

Kane’s free-scoring form against the Foxes must be music to Antonio Conte’s ears as the Italian manager returns to the dugout after recovering from gallbladder surgery. 

Match Preview

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Winter arrivals Harry Souttar and Tete made their Premier League debut at Villa last weekend, with the former scoring an own goal and the latter hitting the net on the other side. 

Rodgers will demand more of the same from the Brazilian winger, who joined the club on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk in January, as he aims to arrest a four-game losing league run to Tottenham.

Ironically, the Foxes have lost their last two home league meetings with Spurs despite drawing first blood on both occasions, including a historic 3-2 defeat in this corresponding fixture in 2021/22.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham reached a milestone on their last visit to Leicester as they claimed a 3-2 win despite finding themselves a goal down after 94:51, registering the latest comeback in Premier League history. 

Goals have been raining down for Spurs in this match-up over the past few years, with Conte’s men bagging at least three goals in their last four league games against Leicester at an average of four per match.

You’d have to go back to 1997 for Tottenham’s last scoring blank away to Leicester in the Premier League, with the Londoners since finding the net in 13 consecutive top-flight visits to the King Power.

Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Potential Line-ups

Leicester City (4-2-3-1): Danny Ward; Timothy Castagne, Wout Faes, Harry Souttar, Victor Kristiansen; Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Youri Tielemans; Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, Tete; Patson Daka. 

Tottenham Hotspur (3-4-2-1): Hugo Lloris; Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez; Emerson Royal, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ivan Perisic; Dejan Kulusevski, Son Heung-min; Harry Kane. 

How to Watch?

Leicester vs Tottenham, alongside all other fixtures in England’s top flight, is available to watch online via live Premier League streams.

Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction 

High scoring has been a common theme in recent Premier League clashes between Leicester and Tottenham, so we have to assume another action-packed fixture could be in store. 

But given the hosts’ well-documented defensive frailties and the visitors’ tremendous attacking potential, we back Spurs to take home three points.

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