Tottenham vs Leicester City is a battle of the top four and one of the clubs could fall from the safe zone at the end of the day if a straight win is recorded in the Premier League match.
The clash is expected to take place at Tottenham Hotspur home ground, a stadium that has been more or less a fortress for Jose Mourinho and his boys. Since the commencement of the 2020-2021 season, Tottenham has been one of the few clubs in the league that has enjoyed more victories at home.
For instance, Tottenham enjoyed victories in their last six home games. The good part was that the club only conceded a goal in their last 6 home games. The last 10 home games in all competitions under Jose Mourinho ended in victories and the club scored a total of 27 goals in those games.
On the other hand, Leicester City are the second-best traveler in the league which means that the best travelers are going to a fortress where visitors hardly win. Leicester have won 5 of their last 6 away games which means that it will be a battle from the start to finish of the league match that will kick off at 15:15 tonight, December 20.
Hence, Tottenham would have wished that Leicester City’s King Power’s stadium is made the venue of tonight’s game because Leicester City has been struggling at home despite enjoying a lot of victories when they play away.
As it stands, If Tottenham suffer a defeat tonight, they can drop from the top four despite sitting in the third spot with 25 points in 13 league games. The club is just 3 points away from 8th placed Chelsea.
The same applies to Leicester which is currently sitting in the 4th spot with 24 points in 13 league games. They are three points away from 9th placed West Ham United.
Hence, it is a must-win for both teams if they want to keep their top-four status. Unfortunately, it is football which means that one of the two clubs must bow or share the points. If they both share the points, it might be good news for the two clubs depending on the outcome of other league games scheduled for this weekend.
So far this season, coach Brendan Rodgers has led Leicester to 8 victories and 5 defeats. While Jose Mourinho has led Tottenham to 7 wins, 4 draws, and 2 defeats in 13 league games.
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Team News: Tottenham vs Leicester City
Jose Mourinho might have the availability of Gareth Bale who has been battling with an undisclosed illness. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho’s major injury worries are Japhet Tanganga and Erik Lamela.
On the other hand, coach Rodgers will be happy that Jonny Evans is available for selection after completing his one-match ban. The possibility of Timothy Castagne being available for tonight’s game is also very high.
However, the coach will not be able to use the services of Caglar Soyuncu, Ricardo Pereira, and Daniel Amartey as they are still battling for full fitness.
Tottenham Hotspur probable starting lineup:
Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Lucas, Ndombele, Son; Kane
Leicester City probable starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Fuchs; Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Justin; Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Prediction: Tottenham 1 Leicester City 1.