Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 9th February 2019
Kick off at: 12.30 GMT
Venue: Wembley Stadium, England
Keen on keeping their league title challenge alive, Tottenham Hotspur are targeting for victory this weekend as they host Leicester City. The visitor will also be looking for points as they continue their surge into the top half of premier league standings.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City Possible Lineups
Here are the Possible lineups for both sides as they are preparing themselves for that intriguing premier league battle this weekend. Let’s take a further look at what kind of lineups and formation that the two teams could be preparing to help them achieving their target.
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Lloris(g);Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose(def);Sissoko, Winks(mid);Lamela, Eriksen, Lucas(att mid); Son(att)
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Schmeichel(g);Pereira, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell(def);Mendy, Ndidi(mid);Maddison, Tielemans, Barnes(att mid); Vardy
Heading into this Sunday clash, both teams have already been involved in several matches whether its in domestic cup or premier league. Let’s check out what kind of results those two sides have been experiencing to get clearer idea on their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WLLWW
Tottenham have been experiencing a rather mixed results so far in 2019 as in their last five games they won three and lose two of them. Spurs two loses happened in cup competition, which saw them getting eliminated from them.
Despite experiencing disappointment with their exit from those cup competition, Tottenham managed to regain their composure. Mauricio Pochettino’s men won their next two league fixtures, beating Watford and Newcastle United.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : LLLDL
Leicester have been in a poor form of late as Claude Puel’s boys failed to win in any of their recent five matches. The Foxes lose four of those games and drawing only one of them.
Puel’s men never seems to get any consistency to their games as they can trouble big teams but struggle against smaller ones. Beating Manchester City and holding Liverpool, but they fell against Southampton and Wolves.
Tottenham are set to play another league fixture without their two important attacking players, Harry kane and Dele Alli. Defender, Ben Davies also won’t be available this weekend as he still hasn’t recover yet from his injury.
Having minimum options in the striking department, Spurs are set to rely again on their Korean Republic star, Son Heung-Min. In midfield, Danish international, Christian Eriksen remain as key player for Pochettino’s team.
As for The Foxes, they also have some absentees this weekend with Daniel Amartey along with Marc Albrighton being sidelined. New signing, Yorui Tielemans could get a starting spot this weekend and helped Leicester’s midfield.
Meanwhile up front, Jamie Vardy is set to be Puel’s main guy to lead his team’s attack against Tottenham. The England international will be looking to get his name on the score sheet this weekend.
Head to Head Records:
In their last five meetings, Tottenham have been more dominant compared to their opponent with three wins, one draw and one defeat.
Both teams’ latest match up happened on December 9, 2018 with Pochettino’s men winning that tie 2-0.
Sitting at third place with only five points behind Man City and Liverpool, Tottenham remain hopeful over their title shot. Grabbing another victory will certainly keeping their dream alive for another weekend.
Leicester remain a very difficult team to predict as they somehow always managed to trouble premier league top sides. Puel’s men certainly keen on causing problems for the Lilywhites this weekend.
Final Result: 1-1