//Spurs looking to maintain title pressure

Spurs looking to maintain title pressure

Tottenham have forced their way back into the Premier League title race over recent weeks but nothing short of a victory will do when they welcome Leicester to Wembley on Sunday.

Late goals have been the order of the day for Spurs recently, as their last three top-flight wins against Fulham, Watford and Newcastle have come with goals in the 83rd-minute or later.

Something similar could be required for Mauricio Pochettino’s side on Sunday, as Leicester have a proven track record against top-six sides this season, following up a recent victory over Manchester City with a 1-1 draw at Liverpool in their last away fixture.

However, that is the only time Leicester have avoided defeat in any of their last five games, with their last victory coming back on New Year’s Day against Everton.

That should certainly give Spurs the edge in this fixture and they are priced at 5/7 to claim all three points come Sunday.

Entertainment should also be on the cards at Wembley, as these two sides have shared 21 goals in their last four league meetings, including nine when they last met at Wembley in May – Spurs prevailed 5-4 that day.

Son Heung-Min is certainly someone that is likely to be amongst the goals, as he has netted nine times in his past 10 league and cup appearances for Spurs, while he has scored three goals and set up two in his last two league starts against Leicester.

The South Korean has certainly helped fill the void left by the injuries to Dele Alli and Harry Kane and he is priced at 23/20 to score anytime on Sunday.

Jamie Vardy is Leicester’s most likely threat for a goal and, at 21/10 to be an anytime scorer, he could be a good shout given he has netted three goals in his last three appearances against Spurs.

One bet to perhaps steer clear of is the draw, as Spurs are yet to share the spoils in any of their 25 league games to date this season, while there has only been one draw in the last seven meetings between the two sides.

2019-02-09T15:41:28+00:00 February 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |