Preview - Leicester vs Tottenham 29 Nov

Started by Bensergi, Nov 28, 2017, 08:06 PM

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Nov 28, 2017, 08:06 PM Last Edit: Nov 28, 2017, 08:19 PM by Bensergi
Leicester vs Tottenham

It ended 6-1 to Tottenham in this corresponding fixture last season. Spurs then were in prime form late in the season, although that ultimately didn't land them the grand prize.

Fast forward to today, and it can be said that they desperately need to win here to maintain their title hopes. They sit just outside the Champions League spots, trailing leaders Man City by a massive 13 points.

Harry Kane will be eager to help as he has netted more career goals against Leicester than he has versus any other team.

Leicester, meanwhile, are still struggling under new manager Claude Le Puel. They have only collected eight points from their last eight EPL home matches.

Tottenham's attacking midfielder Erik Lamela is available for the first time in 13 months, having finally returned to fitness after surgery on both hips.

Full-back Danny Rose is likely to be recalled but Harry Winks is a doubt because of illness.

Leicester manager Claude Puel has reported no fresh injury concerns except long-term absentees Robert Huth and Matty James.

Prediction: Leicester 1-2 Tottenham


Match Stats:

  • Leicester 2-1 Tottenham
  • Shots: 7-18
  • Possession: 37%-63%
  • Corner kicks: 4-9

First-half goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez lifted Leicester City into the top half of the Premier League with victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Vardy fired the home side ahead after 13 minutes with a first-time volley from Marc Albrighton's cross.

Leicester doubled their lead in first-half stoppage time, Wilfred Ndidi finding Riyad Mahrez who picked out the top corner from 20 yards.

Harry Kane converted Erik Lamela's pass after 79 minutes for his 11th goal in 10 appearances against Leicester.

But the Foxes held on as Spurs lost a third successive Premier League away match for the first time since March 2014.

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