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Tottenham bounced back quickly from their north London derby defeat and they're backed to continue that response with a win at Leicester on Saturday night.

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Leicester v Tottenham (1945 KO, BT Sport 1)

Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates his goal against Southampton
Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates his goal against Southampton

Leicester are now seven matches unbeaten in all competitions, but just two of those have been wins and they face a tough test to keep it going.

Claude Puel's side, who were left with a point after a 1-1 scoreline against Fulham, managed by former boss Claudio Ranieri, on Tuesday, will again be without Jamie Vardy to lead the line.

They welcome a Spurs side who bounced back from their north London derby disappointment by beating managerless Southampton 3-1 at Wembley.

They have won seven of their last eight in all competitions and will be hopeful of getting a result in a fixture which has produced goals in recent years.

Last season the Foxes won 2-1 at the King Power before Spurs edged a 5-4 thriller at Wembley. In the season before, Kane scored four as the Londoners won 6-1 in the East Midlands.

With the clash on a prime time Saturday slot, they will hopefully put on another excellent show.


Betting guide

Eric Dier celebrates his goal for Tottenham in the north London derby
Eric Dier celebrates his goal for Tottenham in the north London derby

Prediction: Leicester 1-3 Spurs (Sky Bet odds: 14/1)
The north London derby defeat was just a setback for Tottenham, who are looking to close the gap on runaway front two Man City and Liverpool. Leicester are due a defeat and, with Spurs scoring at least two goals in their last three league matches and having won three of their last five visits to the King Power, the visitors should do the job.

Best bet: Tottenham to score 2+ goals at 5/6
Just below evens, the price of this is attractive considering the history of this fixture. Spurs are firing from various areas of the pitch, with Kane leading by example from the front. Spurs to win and both teams to score also looks fairly generous at nearly 3/1.

Goals: Dele Alli to score anytime at 16/5
The England international has three goals to his name, most recently in the win over Chelsea, and he is fancied to get another here. His price seems a tad high, considering the position he occupies supporting Harry Kane in an advanced midfield role. In a match full of Three Lions talent, 22-year-old Dele can get on the score sheet.

RequestABet: Tottenham to win, BTTS, Maddison and Alli 2+ shots on target each at 50/1


Opta facts and statistics

James Maddison: The Leicester attacker has scored in successive games
James Maddison: The Leicester attacker has scored in successive games
  • Leicester and Spurs both won their respective home Premier League meetings last season – there were 12 goals scored in matches between the sides, with only Arsenal vs Everton (13) producing more last season.
  • Spurs have won four of their seven matches against Leicester at the King Power Stadium in all competitions (D1 L2), but one of their two defeats came in the Premier League last season.
  • Since Leicester were promoted back to the top-flight in 2014-15, Premier League fixtures between Leicester and Spurs have produced 34 goals – only Arsenal vs Liverpool (38) has had more in that time.
  • None of Spurs’ last 19 games in the Premier League have ended in a draw, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side winning 14 of those (L5).
  • Leicester City are unbeaten in their last six games in the Premier League (W2 D4), their longest run without defeat in the competition since May 2016, which was the final game of their title-winning season (12 games).
  • Tottenham lost their last away league game against Arsenal – they last lost consecutive games on the road in November 2017, in a run of three that included defeats at Arsenal and at Leicester.
  • Tottenham’s Harry Kane has scored 13 goals in 11 appearances against Leicester City in all competitions during his career – more than he has versus any other opponent.
  • Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has scored four goals and assisted three in his last seven Premier League appearances against Spurs.
  • Harry Kane has had a hand in eight goals in his last three Premier League appearances against Leicester for Spurs (7 goals, 1 assist).
  • James Maddison has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other Leicester player this season (seven – five goals, two assists).

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