English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
September 21, 2019
King Power Stadium, Leicester
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Leicester City’s performance in EPL 2019:
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is still searching for balance in attack. He’s named changes in his attacking line-up in each of his last 3 games in the EPL 2019. Last game against Manchester United at Old Trafford, he went with Vardy as a striker, and Gray and Maddison on the wings. In the game before that, against Bournemouth at home, he went with Vardy as a striker, Marc Albrighton and Harvey Barnes on the wings and Maddison in a roving role. The only constants are Vardy and Maddison, and the rest depends on how much of an attacking threat he feels Tottenham will pose. The defence will remain unchanged.
Tottenham’s performance in EPL 2019:
After a lacklustre start to the season that saw a solitary victory, 2 draws and 1 abysmal loss against Newcastle, Spurs’ season finally sprung to life with a 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace. A nice home game would have allowed them to build some momentum, but an away game against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City will require them to dig deep to get a win. It will provide a firmer test of their credentials compared to a limp and lost Palace side.
Pochettino rotated heavily for Spurs’ opening Champions League fixture against Olympiacos, and they return home with a 2-2 draw. Kane and Eriksen have been ever-present, and will start again. Moura, who scored against Olympiacos, will make way for Son, who was rested. Alli was substituted in the 2nd half and will probably start again this gameweek. Ndombele will make way for Sissoko.
Spurs will most likely revert to the line-up that served them so well against Crystal Palace, a flexible 4-2-2-2/4-2-3-1 with Eriksen and Alli playing in the half-spaces ahead of Sissoko and Wink and behind Kane and Son.
Leicester City vs Tottenham: Predicted Line-up
Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi, Tielemans; Gray, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Lloris; Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Winks, Sissoko; Erikssen, Alli; Son, Kane
EPL 2019: Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
- Leicester have 54.6% possession in the English Premier League this season, which rises to 58% at home. Spurs have 57% possession, which drops to 46% in away games. But Spurs away games this season have been versus Manchester City and Arsenal, so that 46% is probably an outlier. Expect Spurs to have more possession and make more passes in the game than Leicester City.
- Both sides have been dangerous going forward. Spurs have 11 goals in the Premier League while Leicester have 6. 4 of Spurs’ 11 came against Crystal Palace and Leicester will probably not be so generous. The only game in which Leicester failed to score was against United, but this game is at home for them. Expect a victory for Spurs, but a narrow victory with both sides scoring. 2-1 to Spurs
- Son and Vardy are sure to score. Vardy has 3 goals in his last 3 games, Son scored a double against Palace. With Leicester at home, they will be more susceptible to quick, trademark counters, and with Son’s pace, he is likely to contribute with goals and/or assists. Kane is dangerous any time, but is currently on a slightly “barren” run of 1 goal in 3 games. Against Arsenal, of course.
- It will be an aggressive game with both sides committing to the tackle. Sissoko and Winks are no lightweights in midfield, and Leicester could always add Hamza Choudhury to their ranks, should they choose to. Expect Spurs to be aggressive, and to complete more tackles than Leicester in order to win possession back
- Tottenham have had more than 10 shots in every game, except the game vs City where they came up with 3. Leicester City, in their quest for defensive solidity, have managed more than 10 shots in only 2 of their 5 games. Tottenham will have more shots and shots on target then Leicester
- The assists are likely to be provided by Maddison and Eriksen. Maddison has 2 assists to his name so far in the league, while Eriksen has none.