Leicester could move into the top half of the table with victory over Spurs at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night. Spurs, meanwhile, are cosy in second place with their pursuit of Chelsea fading into irrelevance as their chase of the Foxes did last season.
Having waved an emotional goodbye to White Hart Lane at the weekend, Spurs must return to normality for this fixture. Victory over Manchester United was efficient, but the news that Danny Rose is ruled out until at least the start of next season is a blow and talk of Kyle Walker leaving the club this summer is growing.
Leicester fought and were unfortunate to succumb to a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend. The 2015/16 champions have suffered with injuries of late and could be without Andy King, Robert Huth and Wes Morgan as well as Nampalys Mendy and Danny Drinkwater.
This is a clash of two teams with the form book in their favour. Spurs have only failed to win once in their last 11 Premier League outings, while Leicester have won their last five at the King Power and will be particularly keen to finish a tough season strongly. Spurs are still marginally odds on at 17/20, however, and possess the league’s best defensive record. Mauricio Pochettino’s Lilywhites to win to nil is a good option at 31/10.
Despite a decent home defensive record of late, Leicester’s makeshift back line was fortuitous not be ripped apart by Manchester City during the first half on Saturday and face a Spurs attack that is white hot at the moment. Dele Alli, Heung-min Son and Christian Eriksen are finding space with ease and Harry Kane continues to finish from even a whiff of a chance. Kane to score a brace – as he looks to give himself a shot at the golden boot on the last day – at 9/2 has to be worth a penny or three.
Spurs have been the dominant Premier League side during the second half of the season and, while Leicester have been resolute against the top six of late, the Foxes will find it tough to suppress the Lilywhites. Pochettino’s team are a balanced, well-oiled unit and look capable of brushing even the league’s best aside. Far from full strength, it could be a long night for Leicester.