Leicester v Tottenham
Thursday, 19:45
Live On Sky Sports 1


The Foxes conclude their season with two home games, giving them a great chance of finishing in the top half of thePremier League.

Considering Leicester were in danger of being relegated as late into the season as February, a top-half finish would represent a great achievement for their new manager Craig Shakespeare. The former assistant to Claudio Ranieri would be very hard to replace if he can make a spot in the top ten a reality.

Since Shakespeare was appointed Leicester have won seven of their eleven Premier League games, at a time when they were facing the midweek distractions of the Champions League. With no European football next season, Leicester could once again serve up some shocks domestically, though much will depend on their ability to keep star players such as Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy.

Shakespeare is without a number of players for the visit from Spurs. Danny Drinkwater, Robert Huth, Andy King, Nampalys Mendy, Wes Morgan and Molla Wague are all injured.


Having beaten Manchester United in the last game to ever be played at White Hart Lane on Sunday, there is a danger that Spurs will come into this feeling a little flat.

Yet Mauricio Pochettino will know the importance of finishing the season on a high in their two remaining away games. It has been Tottenham's brilliant unbeaten home record that has put them in title contention and with a season at Wembley to come, the team need to improve their away form if they are to make up the expected shortfall in home points.

Spurs have only won seven of their 17 away games this season, with all but one of those victories coming against sides that are currently positioned between 13th and 20th in the league. That record would look a lot healthier if Tottenham could take four to six points over their next two games and would result in a final points tally that would very often be enough to win the Premier League.

Injuries have blighted Spurs this season and Pochettino will be without Erik Lamela, Danny Rose and Harry Winks for the trip to Leicester, while Kieran Trippier is a doubt having picked up a knock against Manchester United at the weekend.

Ref Watch

Michael Oliver will officiate. He's not shown a yellow card in a Premier League match since February.

Match Odds

Tottenham are the favourites at 1.90, with the draw at 3.85and Leicester out at 4.50.

Leicester have not lost at home since Shakespeare took charge of the club. The Foxes were one of only two sides to not be beaten at White Hart Lane this season, drawing 1-1 back in October.

With Spurs having been through an emotionally draining experience on Sunday, the draw is temptingly priced. You can back another 1-1 draw at 8.00 in the Correct Scoremarket.

Over/Under 2.5 Goals

Overs are the favourite at 1.79, with unders available at2.24.

With both sides having seen under 2.5 goals in three of their last five games, but also having dangerous attackers, this is probably a market best avoided. Instead go for Both Teams To Score at 1.73, with both teams having scored in ten of their last eleven Premier League games.

To Score

Harry Kane scored his 28th goal in 36 appearances at the weekend, making this his most successful season from a goals-per-game perspective. Kane is [2.05] to find the net.

For Leicester, it's Vardy that leads the betting. The forward has been in much better form in recent weeks and looks overpriced at 3.30.

Recommended Bets

Back the draw at 3.85
Back both teams to score at 1.73
Back Kane to score at [2.05]

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