Tottenham v Leicester tips – Spurs could struggle against Foxes

Are Tottenham Hotspur genuine Premier League title contenders? Jose Mourinho’s side sat top of the table before the midweek round of fixtures although their game at Anfield followed by this home encounter against Leicester City will reveal plenty about whether Spurs have the right credentials to become champions this term.

Perhaps we should also bear in mind that the Foxes are also in the mix near the top of the table, with Brendan Rodgers’ side currently averaging two points per game and perhaps they can be taken seriously considering that they haven’t had tough European football matches this autumn and winter.

The Bookies Make Spurs Uncertain Favourites

Tottenham are understandably favourites to win this clash at White Hart Lane although several firms serve up odds-against about Spurs and Jose Mourinho’s side have only won 50% of their clashes at White Hart Lane this season, with the north London side losing at home to Everton before drawing against West Ham and Newcastle.

The home team are sure to be a warm order although they are playing a fairly pragmatic brand of football under their manager, with Tottenham happy to sit on the lead that Harry Kane gave them at Selhurst Park before having to try and rally themselves when Crystal Palace deservedly found an equaliser in the London derby.

Tottenham won’t be too gung ho against dangerous opponents and will potentially play this game with caution against a team who could potentially leapfrog them in the table with a victory of their own.

Leicester Flying Under Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers must be delighted that the real James Maddison is coming to the fore, with the England midfielder having had a few injury concerns recently although the player bagged a brace against Brighton last weekend and is now adding some much-needed cut and thrust to the Foxes team.

The Midlands side have racked up an average of two points per Premier League encounter and it might be the case that Leicester can win the title with that sort of points ratio, with the visitors having won five of their six away clashes.

Indeed, it was only in City’s away game at Liverpool were Rodgers’ side served up an insipid performance although we should expect them to have more of the game in this clash, with the team having now won their past three matches in all competitions and Jamie Vardy is among the leading scorers in the division.

What Are the Best Bets For This Match?

Leicester City are as big as 27/10 to win this Premier League encounter and we think this might look like a big price as the visitors look to do a number on Tottenham Hotspur by counter-attacking at speed, especially now that Maddison is starting to click into gear.

Jamie Vardy looks to be a lively threat and it’s noticeable that Wilfried Ndidi has returned to the Starting 11 and he is one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League.

However, his opposite numbers at Spurs are pretty strong, with Moussa Sissoko and Pierre-Emil Hjobjerg offering plenty of stubborn resistance in front of a settled back four and perhaps this could be a game of cat and mouse.

Under 2.5 Goals is trading at odds-against right now and neither manager will want their team to have lots of the ball in this game and commit too many players forward considering that this could end up being a title six-pointer.

Spurs seem to be trying to 1-0 opposition teams into submission whether they are playing at home or away, with a couple of bookies offering 17/2 about that correct score and Mourinho will set about grinding out victories over the festive period.

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