Match Week 23 in the English Premier League will have Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur lock horns once again at the former’s King Power Stadium on Saturday. Tottenham come into this match in fifth place in the standings with 39 points while Leicester are in 14th place with 21 points. Chasing a Champions League spot, Spurs are just one point outside of the top four. They are one of six teams in the league thus far with double-digit wins. Their record reads 12 wins, seven losses and three draws. They have scored 41 goals, making them only the third team thus far in the campaign to reach the 40-goal mark. The 31 goals conceded however means that they have the leakiest defence of all the teams in the top 10. They have however kept three successive cleans sheets with the most impressive being the shutout against Manchester City (the league’s most potent side) last time out. Spurs held City to just five shots on target and frustrated league top scorer Erling Haaland who ended the game without a single shot or touch in the opposing box. However, the 1-0 win over City came at a cost. Defender Cristian Romero was sent off and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris believed picked a knee injury. A rampant Spurs put six past Leicester in the first-leg meeting in a 6-2 win. Son Hueng Min netting a hat trick in the game.
City ended a run of five games without a win last time out when they came from behind twice to defeat Aston Villa 4-2. It was The Foxes’ fourth away win of the season and only their sixth league victory in the campaign. Brendan Rodgers’ charges are experiencing their worst start to a season since their league success in 2016. They are in a three-way tie for the second-most number of losses in the season which stands at 12. It is hard to imagine the Foxes as part of a seven-team relegation battle, but they sit just three points above the drop zone. They’ve avoided defeat in their last three matches in all competitions, and that is an area to build on. Their league run has four losses in the last six games but there is a ray of hope after new signing Tete scored against Villa. He will want to keep that going against Spurs and Kelechi Iheanacho who has found the net in his last two matches will also be a man in focus here.
Leicester City have struggled the most while playing at home this season and come up against a team that has dominated them recently. Tottenham Hotspur have an outside chance at the league title but their concentration at the moment is getting back into the Champions League places. It won’t be easy at Leicester but Spurs have enough to come away with something. Our prediction in the Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur is for Tottenham to win.