High stakes at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham face off against Leicester at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday in a bid to qualify for next years Europa League whilst Leicester will be desperate to keep Manchester United at bay in order to secure the 4th and final Champions League spot.
Spurs have been performing admirably since returning to play after the lockdown racking up 4 wins, 2 draws and a solitary defeat which has put them within striking distance of the Europa League spots. They can currently be found at 7th, 1 point behind main rivals Wolverhampton but also only 1 point above Sheffield followed by 2 points ahead of Arsenal meaning that there is no room whatsoever for any slip ups.
Jose Mourinho's men are currently on a good run of form that has seen them win 3 and draw 1 of their last 4 which included vital wins against rivals Arsenal as well as Newcastle and Everton.
Defensive troubles holding them back
Tottenham might be on a positive run but their defensive woes under the Portuguese tactician persist with the Lilywhite's only keeping a clean sheet in 6 of their 24 previous top flight fixtures. The same can however not be said about their attack with Spurs frontline failing to find the back of the net only once in their previous 13 outings.
The combination of a poor defence but great offence has seen both sides score in 9 of said 13 outings. A little food for thought.
What once looked like a team with serious title ambitions has now become a side clinging on to their 4th place for dear life after an incredibly weak second half of the season.
The Foxes are tied with United at 4th ahead only by goal difference after managing a measly 2 victories post lockdown. Leicester have in fact only managed to win 5 games since the new year (16 games in total) which makes it all the more incredible that they still find themselves as high as 4th.
It is however looking increasingly likely Leicester will pay dearly for their poor form with only 2 games left of the season, both of which are against top tier opposition in Tottenham and Manchester United. It gets even more precarious given the fact that United face West Ham and will more than likely emerge victorious from that bout piling even more pressure on Brendan Rogers and co.
Leicester have, like Tottenham, had major troubles regarding their defence having conceded 7 times in their last 7 outings but are, yet again like Tottenham, very competent going forward having scored in all but 1 of their last 8 outings with the speedster that is Vardy terrorising opponents defences.
It will be a very nerve wracking week for Leicester fans and one that could very well end in huge disappointment, given they do not perform at the level they have previously shown they are capable of.
Given previous results, both teams defensive troubles as well as how capable they are in the final third i will be backing Both teams to score at 1.75 with Betway.