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Jose Mourinho’s Spurs squad have been given some extra time to prepare for this next clash with Leeds.
Indeed, their fixture with Fulham was postponed just hours before kick-off due to an outbreak of Covid in the Cottagers’ camp, meaning instead of three games in the space of seven days, they now only have two.
Leeds on the other hand, come here having played on both the Sunday and Tuesday and will have to put in another strong effort this weekend if they’re to pick up any points.
The Whites have had an interesting run of fixtures in more recent times. Having been beaten 6-2 by Man Utd in their final game before Christmas, they’ve recorded back-to-back victories over relegation battling sides Burnley and West Brom.
Interestingly, those results came without their injured centre backs Liam Cooper and Robin Koch, who’ll be absent for this one too, as they kept clean sheets in both those games.
It follows the trend of how unpredictable this high pressing Leeds side can be, and with the ‘Overs’ market at such a short price, there might be some value in getting behind a low scoring encounter.
Under 2.5 Goals
After an electric start to the 2020/21 Premier League campaign where goals were flying in at a rate of knots, it’s more than calmed down now and 12 of the last 14 matches of 2020 saw two goals or fewer.
Nobody knows how to park the bus better than Mourinho and he’ll be more than aware of the threat that Marcelo Bielsa’s men pose.
Five of Spurs’ seven home games this term have seen fewer than three goals, including all the last three against Man City, Arsenal and Leicester.
Moreover, the goals have dried up a bit in North London for the Lilywhites, netting just three goals from their last four outings.
Leeds were certainly helped on their way to putting five goals past the Baggies last time out as an own goal by Romaine Sawyers opened up the flood gates.
It was a different story when they faced Burnley prior to that, with Patrick Bamford’s penalty the only goal of the game and if we exclude that West Brom performance the promoted outfit have scored 13 goals from their nine matches since the start of November.
Nearly 40% of those strikes came in one game against Newcastle at Elland Road, and with that in mind, we’re happy to get behind the ’Unders’ at a hefty price.
Spurs have conceded just 15 goals all season with only Aston Villa and Man City bettering their defensive record, and their pragmatic approach will surely benefit them in this one.
They’ll be fully fit in the defensive unit and will no doubt be extremely hard to breakdown on home turf.