Leicester City v Spurs betting tips – Tottenham will take their second chance
Leicester and Spurs go head-to-head for a third time within a fortnight.
January 20th, 2016
Will these two sides be utterly sick of the sight of each other by the time the final whistle blows in this FA Cup third-round replay at the King Power Stadium this evening? You bet they will, although going on recent results between the two sides, the Foxes will be enjoying their get-togethers with their Premier League rivals.
The original tie less than two weeks ago ended in a 2-2 draw. Christian Eriksen opened the scoring for the hosts and Marcin Wasilewski levelled things before Shinji Okazaki put the Foxes into the lead. Leicester looked to have won the tie but for a late penalty from Harry Kane and we now head into what looks set to be a thrilling and action-packed encounter.
Just three days after that FA Cup third round clash, the Foxes returned to White Hart Lane for a Premier League clash in which Robert Huth scored the only goal of the match for the visitors in the 83rd minute. Can Spurs avenge for this latest defeat to the Foxes or will Leicester City emulate their Premier League form with a home win and a passage into the fourth round of the competition?
The form book is little help in this clash. Leicester top the table with 44 points alongside Arsenal, however they were held to a surprise draw against rock-bottom Villa at the weekend, while Tottenham hammered strugglers Sunderland 4-1 in their Premier League outing.
Spurs’ emphatic weekend win could signal a return to some decent form and it could be argued with some conviction that the victory over the Black Cats could have been by a much bigger margin. With that in mind, Spurs will be in high spirits heading into this match and this could give them an edge over their table-topping opponents.
What we do predict this evening is goals. Leicester managed a clean sheet against Spurs last time out, however generally speaking they haven’t been at their most solid at the back since the start of the campaign. They will certainly struggle against a Spurs side which have scored in all but two of their last eighteen outings in all competitions, although tonight’s visitors have conceded in both of their meetings with Leicester and we expect this to be the case tonight. As such, we’ll be backing Both Teams to Score at odds of 4/6 with BetVictor and Over 2.5 goals with Sky Bet going 10/11. The same bookie is offering 3/2 for Harry Kane to score anytime, a generous price, given that he has scored five in his last seven outings.
This encounter promises much in the way of goalmouth action and excitement, although Spurs will be in confident mood following their weekend win and this will give them a slight edge heading into this clash.