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Leicester vs Tottenham prediction: Foxes mark return to Premier League

Leicester vs Tottenham prediction: Foxes mark return to Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur will be hoping to get the second season of Ange Postecogou off to a winning start when they travel to face Leicester City on the opening weekend.

Leicester vs Tottenham prediction: Foxes mark return to Premier League

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Leicester 1-2 Tottenham
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The 2024/25 Premier League will start next month and it will once again involve Leicester. The Foxes are one of just two Premier League champions to have been relegated after lifting the trophy, though there were seven years between the high and low. Enzo Maresca was the man in charge for Leicester’s promotion campaign, but there is a new face at the helm.

With Maresca taking over at Chelsea, Steve Cooper is now the Leicester manager, given the job of ensuring the Foxes become Premier League regulars again. He has had to deal with the departure of Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, but Leicester have done well to keep hold of their major players so far, while also adding depth to the squad.

For Tottenham, this is a chance for Postecoglou to continue his growth as manager. The Australian started life well in North London but Tottenham eventually fell away, having to settle for a fifth-placed finish. They were two points off fourth-placed Aston Villa, losing three of their final five matches.

This feels like an important summer for Postecoglou to reshape his squad, making sure every player is signing from the same hymn sheet. Eric Dier, Tanguy Ndombele, Japhet Tanganga, Ryan Sessegnon and Ivan Perisic have all been allowed to leave, whether released or sold, while Archie Gray has been added to the squad.

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Leicester host Tottenham at the King Power Stadium on Monday 19th August at 8pm.

One of Tottenham’s problems last season was their defence. Postecoglou’s side conceded in 31 of their 38 Premier League games last season, with four clean sheets in 19 matches away from home.

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Leicester team news

With a new manager it will be interesting to see how Leicester line up, though Cooper has a similar 4-3-3 set-up to Maresca. The biggest question will be whether Jamie Vardy is trusted to start in the Premier League, or if Patson Daka or Kelechi Iheanacho will get the nod. There is also the absence of Dewsbury-Hall to deal with.

Tottenham team news

Although there have been outgoings, Tottenham haven’t really made any changes that would influence their starting XI just yet. There is still a need for an actual striker, with Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison all sharing responsibilities of leading the line last season.

Leicester vs Tottenham head-to-head

Leicester won the most recent meeting between these two sides, smashing Tottenham 4-1 in February 2023. That was revenge for Tottenham’s 6-2 victory earlier in the campaign. Overall Tottenham have dominated this fixture of late, with eight wins from the past 11 meetings.

Leicester vs Tottenham H2H
Date Score Ground
11/02/23 Leicester 4-1 Tottenham King Power Stadium, Leicester
17/09/22 Tottenham 6-2 Leicester Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
01/05/22 Tottenham 3-1 Leicester Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
19/01/22 Leicester 2-3 Tottenham King Power Stadium, Leicester
23/05/21 Leicester 2-4 Tottenham King Power Stadium, Leicester
20/12/20 Tottenham 0-2 Leicester Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

How to watch Leicester vs Tottenham live

This game will be broadcast live on Monday 19th August at 8pm on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.