Leicester City and Tottenham meet in Round 5 of the English Premier League at the King Power Stadium on September 21, 2019.
Leicester City is one of six clubs that have won the Premier League title since its inception in 1992. The Foxes won the Premier League in 2015-16, their first ever EPL title. They were dubbed as the “Unbelievables” for that victory because prior to the start of that season, they were the soccer betting favorites to face relegation.
Throughout their history, Leicester City has played all but one year in the top two divisions of English football. Brendan Rodgers took over after Claude Puel was sacked last February with Leicester City in 12th place. The team improved and finished 9th under Rodgers in the final Premier League table.
Leicester City currently ranks third in goal difference at +3. They are tied for fifth in the Premier League with 6 goals scored. The Foxes also have six assists which puts them in a tie for third place overall. On defense, Leicester City is one of the best so far, ranking second with only three goals conceded.
Kasper Schmeichel has given up only three goals in four appearances and has a total of 8 saves this season. On the offensive end, Jamie Vardy has found the back of the net already three times this season. Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes each have one goal scored for Leicester City. James Madison has two assists while Tielemans and Vardy each have one assist for the Foxes.
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Tottenham Hotspur FC was founded in 1882 and it is the first club to accomplish the League and FA Cup double, achieving the feat during the 1960/61 season. They successfully defended the FA Cup in 1962 and then proceeded to winning the European Cup Winners Cup in 1963, the first win for any British club and in 1972, they won the inaugural UEFA Cup. Overall, Tottenham has won at least one trophy in every decade from the 1950s to the 2000s. Only Manchester United has matches that accomplishment.
Tottenham finished with only one win in their final five top flight matches last season and ended up in 4th place in the final EPL table despite a promising start to their 2018-19 campaign. Still, they were able to qualify for the Champions League, where they made a run to the final and lost to Liverpool. Despite faltering at the end, Tottenham can hold their head high after displaying the consistency that has seen them earn a fourth straight Top 4 finish in the Premier League. With boss Mauricio Pochettino now in his sixth year with the Hotspur, more is expected from them this season.
Tottenham ranks 5th in Goal Difference at +1 on the current season. Tottenham has scored a total of seven goals this season, which is good for third in the league. Four of those seven goals scored were assisted and on the other side of the football field, the Hotspur are tied for 10th in the EPL with a total of six goals scored in the current season.
Harry Kane is off to a blazing start with three goals scored already this season for Tottenham. Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela, and Tanguy Ndombele each have found the back of the net once this year. Ndombele and Moura also have one assist each for Tottenham who are the soccer betting favorites in this contest.
Leicester City currently ranks third in the EPL with an unbeaten record of 2-2-0. This team is coming off a 3-1 win over Bournemouth in Round 3. On the other hand, Tottenham is ranked 9th in the current Premier League table with a record of 1-2-1. The Hotspur were forced to a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in their last encounter.
Head to head, these two clubs have played each other in a total of 22 matches. Leicester City won seven of those matches while Tottenham was victorious in 11 fixtures. These teams played to a draw in four other matches played. Tottenham has won the last three matches between these two teams including a 3-1 win last February 10, 2019.
Defense has been key for Leicester City this season but against a team like Tottenham who is loaded with goal-scoring talent, I think it’s going to be a tough match for them. On the other hand, I think Tottenham has the weapons to outscore Leicester City in this matchup. Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur