Leicester v Tottenham Tips: Brendan's boys to get the better of Spurs
The final day of the Premier League season looms and all that’s left to play for is the European spots, Chelsea and Liverpool hold all the cards for the Champions League spots but Leicester will be able to put on maximum pressure if they can take 3 points against a beleaguered Spurs side.
Leicester lifted the FA Cup for the first time in their history this season and must be full of confidence despite falling away from the Champions League spots; it’s a free hit for them now that they have a minimum of Europa league football secured.
Spurs face a battle to hang on for a spot in the inaugural European Conference League although there are plenty of their fans who have suggested they’d rather miss out on the competition and be able to focus fully on getting back into the top 4 next season.
Leicester v Tottenham Tips
Leicester are even-money favourites to get the win and I’m very keen on that price, Spurs were very lucky not to concede 4-5 against Villa midweek and the performance lacked any sort of tempo. With the news that Harry Kane wants out and question marks over the future of many first team players and coaching staff then it’s tough to see how they will be able to prepare themselves to out battle a Leicester side who seem to all be pulling in the right direction.
Often the final day of the season throws up a load of strange results and generally plenty of goals, there will almost certainly be some players who have mentally signed off for the season and If that happens here then I like the chances of Leicester getting 3-4 goals.
I’m going to have a small bet on Leicester over 3.5 goals at 8/1, as I mentioned Spurs could have easily conceded that amount versus Villa last time out and Leicester could really do with a big win to put maximum pressure on Liverpool so I can’t see them going into defensive mode if they do go 1 goal up early.
The final bet I like is in the cards market and there are two players who standout so I’m going to add them into a double, Hojbjerg and Ndidi rank 2 and 3 for tackles made by midfielders in the PL this season and have racked up 16 yellows between them.
They are also up against players who have the ability to draw plenty of fouls; Maddison is a master at taking the ball on the half turn and tempting the opposition midfielders into nicking the ball away and for Spurs Dele Alli is well versed in the dark arts required for winning his personal battles on a football pitch. The double pays 22/1 which feels like a generous price.