After a difficult month of football since returning to the field, Leicester finally looked to have clicked against an in-form Sheffield Utd outfit – even without the likes of James Maddison, Ben Chilwell, Caglar Soyuncu and Ricardo Pereira – securing European football for next season in the process.
However, with fifth-placed Man Utd only behind on goal difference they’ll have to keep their foot on the throttle if they’re to achieve their ultimate goal of the Champions League, especially since they have both Spurs and the Red Devils themselves in the run in.
Both Teams To Score
The Lilywhites have put together a few good results having won three of their last four unbeaten outings.
That includes their North London derby victory at this stadium last weekend, while they blew away Newcastle midweek 3-1 with the usual suspects of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min amongst the goals.
In fact, the hosts have gone a respectable W11-D3-L4 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this season although five of the seven times they failed to win did come against the better top-half outfits.
In fact, against such sides they’ve won just four of 17 fixtures at all venues, with both sides netting on 13 occasions, including each of the last six.
Against similar opposition, the Foxes only have one more win this term with five, though four of those came at King Power and they’re a miserly W1-D3-L4 when visiting those teams. They did score in all but two of those however as both teams got onto the scoreboard in six of the eight such clashes.
Again, Brendan Rodgers looks to be a little thin on the ground with Maddison, Chilwell and Pereira out injured for the remaining two games, while the suspended Soyuncu has also hung his boots up for the season too.
However, the likes of Ashley Barnes, Jamie Vardy, Ayoze Perez and Youri Tielemans can provide more then enough creativity to unlock this at times questionable Spurs defence.
You only have to look at previous fixtures between these two sides to get a little taster of what is to come, not to mention when it’s towards the end of a season.
Immediately, Spurs’ 6-1 victory in their penultimate game of the 2016/17 season at the King Power comes to mind, as well as that memorable 5-4 on final day of the 2019/19 campaign.
The bottom line is goals are always on the agenda and with nine of their 11 clashes since Leicester were promoted for the 2014/15 season seeing both sides get on the scoreboard, and as many as 13 goals being seen in their last two meetings in North London, we’re surprised to not see the goals markets at a much shorter price.
Harry Kane To Score Anytime
With goals the main talking point we would have to make a mention of Kane, who just surpassed 200 club goals.
The England international scored a brace last time out and looked back to his best, while he’s netted 14 goals in 13 outings against the Foxes across all competitions in his career (10 starts).
That makes them his favourite team to play against, not to mention he has eight in his five Premier League appearances against them since 2016/17.