Football Predictions

Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur preview, predictions & possible XIs

By Steve Jennings

Published: 8:40, 21 September 2019

Tottenham looked back to something approaching their best last weekend, thrashing Crystal Palace 4-0 at home.

Meanwhile, Leicester were given a reality check with a 1-0 defeat at Manchester United in a match some expected them to win.

The Foxes will be given another test of their credentials to break into the top six this season when they welcome Spurs to the King Power.

But will Brendan Rodgers’ men be able to silence the free-scoring visitors? Or will Pochettino’s side throw away another lead as they did against Olympiacos on Wednesday?

Read on for our predictions, possible XIs, key players, TV info and more.

When is Leicester vs Tottenham and where can I watch live?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: King Power Stadium

Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019

Kick-off: 12.30 PM BST

TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate

Last five meetings: Leicester v Tottenham

10 February 2019: Tottenham 3-1 Leicester (Premier League)

8 December 2018: Leicester 0-2 Tottenham (Premier League)

13 May 2018: Tottenham 5-4 Leicester (Premier League)

28 November 2017: Leicester 2-1 Tottenham (Premier League)

18 May 2017: Leicester 1-6 Tottenham (Premier League)

Aggregate Score: Leicester (LLLWL) 8-17 Tottenham (WWWLW)

Ones to watch

Leicester: James Maddison

It feels like James Maddison has to try a little bit harder than any other player to impress the people he wants to. The Leicester midfielder can feel hard done by after failing to get any game time for England in the recent international break. His only course of action now is to keep playing superbly for Leicester in order to impress Gareth Southgate, and subsequently, Spurs could be made to suffer.

Key stat: Maddison has completed more take-ons (17) and created more chances (9) than any other Leicester player in the Premier League this season.

Tottenham: Son Heung-min

It’s no coincidence that Tottenham’s return to form last weekend corresponded with Son Heung-min putting in his sharpest performance of the season so far. The South Korean scored two brilliantly taken goals and was a menace throughout. Leicester know that feeling all too well; Son was excellent in both Spurs victories over the Foxes last season and will be determined for a repeat showing this weekend – although he has someway to go before overtaking Harry Kane as Leicester’s bogeyman: the England striker has 13 goals in just eight appearances against the Foxes.

Key stat: Son has scored four goals in his last five appearances against Leicester.

Team news

Leicester

Matty James is Leicester’s only long-term absentee with an Achilles problem. Wes Morgan could return to the side, but Rodgers may prefer to stick with Evans and Soyuncu at centre-back.

Predicted XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi; Gray, Tielemans, Choudhury, Maddison; Vardy.

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Tottenham

Serge Aurier and Danny Rose didn’t travel to Greece in midweek, so both players should return to the starting line-up. Juan Foyth (ankle) and Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) are still struggling with injuries, while Giovani Lo Celso (hip) is out until the end of October.

Predicted XI: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Winks, Ndombele; Eriksen; Son, Kane.

Squawka prediction

Leicester will be desperate to prove they are capable of competing with the big boys after falling short last weekend, but Spurs look confident in front of goal at the moment and should give the hosts some problems of their own. If Maddison and Son are at their best, we could be treated to an entertaining draw.

Scoreline prediction: Leicester 2-2 Tottenham