Leicester City Previews: ‘Nothing but the Huth’ – Can Leicester claim their first home league victory against Spurs in 15 years?

Leicester City

Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
28.11.17
Kick off 7:45pm

Preview:

Back at the King Power, under the lights. From a totally bias point of view, it’s one of the most picturesque views ever.
It’s such a shame I’ve not been able to go to a game, as I don’t have my season ticket anymore…the things we do for university. Still, I can try and make enough to buy a season ticket by checking out the best football betting offers and winning aplenty!

Up next? You would’ve already guessed from the title – Tottenham Hotspur. A side including Harry Kane,
Deli Alli and many others capable of taking hold of matches by the scruff of the neck and running away with it.

Claude Puel’s men come in off the back of a hard fought 1-1 draw away at West Ham,
with Mauricio Pochettino’s side also recording a 1-1 draw in their last match, at home to managerless West Brom.

Based on that, this game will be 1-1, right? Not for me. Check out my prediction for the game below, as usual.

Stats:

The first ever clash between these two football clubs came back in January 1914 in the FA Cup,
where the game finished a really boring…5-5.

What amazes me about the games back in the day between the two, is that the first 0-0 draw came 34 years later.
Including the 5-5 draw, there’d been 23 games up until the first 0-0 draw, with 103 goals scored! Goal fest or what!?

Overall it’s the North London side who have the better head-to-head record-
53 victories, 21 draws and 34 defeats in 108 games.

Leicester haven’t beaten Spurs at home in the last four, losing three of those games.
Leicester’s last home PREMIER LEAGUE victory against Spurs came in 2002,
so it’s been a 15-year wait for the home faithful to witness a Premier League win over Tottenham.

Their last home win in ALL COMPETITIONS came back in 2006, in the FA Cup, by three goals to two.
Mark De Vries the match winner, scoring in the very last minute past former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

Furthermore, the Foxes have only won one of their last seven against Tottenham,
the last win coming at White Hart Lane back in 2016, Robert Huth scoring the winner seven minutes from time.

In-form striker Harry Kane has netted six goals in his last five away matches, and has a shot accuracy of 55%.
He will be an obvious danger in a Spurs side full of attacking talent, flair and street smarts.

Prediction:

Ultimately this will be a tough game for Leicester against a Spurs side who thus far, are better away from home than at Wembley.
It seems to click on the road for the away side, who will look to play a strong side at the King Power Stadium.

I think defensively Spurs are vulnerable; Vardy’s pace can cause problems in behind,
and our width will be key in opening the game up.

I would like to see Okazaki start in the number 10 role, as he gives an extra dimension to our attacking play,
but he also offers you something defensively and can be a real pest to defensive midfield players;
Eric Dier and potentially Harry Winks may not have as much time on the ball as usual if the Japanese international starts.

The problem with Leicester is consistency, and we’ll have to get everything spot on Tuesday night in order to take anything from the match. It’s the inconsistency in our football that I feel we won’t get anything from the game,
as well as the fact Spurs are a quality side man for man.

I fancy Demarai Gray to score in a high-scoring defeat.

Score Prediction:

Leicester City 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur