Leicester v Tottenham betting tips: Spurs could enjoy midweek feast against Foxes
Preview and odds for Wednesday’s match
This is the first time these two sides have met this season and we could be in for an entertaining evening in the east midlands as we hunt out some Leicester v Tottenham betting tips.
Both of these sides sat out the weekend action as a result of Covid-19 postponements and remarkably they have been seen just once in Premier League action in 2022. Tottenham got the better of Watford on New Year’s Day, but the last top-flight game for the Foxes was their victory over Liverpool on December 28.
Leicester are 2/1 to make it three wins on the bounce, while Spurs are listed as the 27/20 favourites to continue their charge towards the top four. A share of the spoils can be found at a tempting 5/2 in Leicester v Tottenham betting tips.
Wednesday’s match at the King Power Stadium kicks off at 7.30pm and is live on BT Sport.
It has been somewhat of a stop-start season for Leicester and it is easy to think that the Foxes are yet to fully hit top gear in a campaign that has been hindered by injuries to key personnel, Covid postponements and a squad juggling act that Thursday night European football brings.
There have been glimpses of real quality from Brendan Rodgers’ side, but ultimately silly errors have proved costly and they have lost as many games as they have won in their opening 18 top-flight fixtures.
The Foxes were also dumped out of the Europa League following a matchday six loss to Napoli and must now ply their trade in the Europa Conference League, for which they are the 7/1 second favourites.
The aforementioned victory over Jurgen Klopp’s men was one of the great rear-guard displays by a Premier League side as Kasper Schmeichel and the Leicester back-line somehow kept the Reds at bay for the 90 minutes.
Ademola Lookman bagged for the second successive Premier League game to secure the three points at the King Power, while he was also influential in their FA Cup win over Watford earlier this month, providing two assists.
With Leicester’s squad looking threadbare at present, Lookman could make his mark once again and is 15/2 to break the deadlock and 11/4 to score at any time as one of our Leicester v Tottenham betting tips.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 17, 2022
The arrival of Antonio Conte as manager has added some well-needed stability to Spurs and he is the first Tottenham boss to go unbeaten in his first eight top-flight games with the London club.
They are now within touching distance of the top four and taking full advantage of their games in hand will give Tottenham a real advantage in the race for the final Champions League spot.
His side have adapted well to his 3-4-3 formation and although brushed aside in the League Cup by Chelsea, it is hard to fault their league form of late.
However, Spurs have conceded first in four of their last five games in all competition and there could be some value in the hosts grabbing the first goal of the game at 23/20. That would then open things up for Tottenham to come from behind to secure the victory at 10/1.
With Leicester hammering home 15 goals in their last five games it is hard to see this one ending goalless and both teams to score could be a possibility at 4/7 in Leicester v Tottenham betting tips
However, the Spurs forwards will be licking their lips at a chance to attack a depleted Leicester back-line that has conceded 33 times this season and it is 6/1 for over 3.5 goals, Tottenham to win and both teams to score.
With key personnel such as Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans on the Leicester injury list, the timing of the Africa Cup of Nations couldn’t have come at a worse time for Rodgers’ men and they are one of the Premier League teams that have been hit worst by the competition.
Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi are both away representing Nigeria, while Daniel Amartey is a member of the Ghana squad.
The Foxes look at breaking point in terms of numbers and they could feel the wrath of a Spurs side that were extremely frustrated with the late postponement of their north London derby at the weekend.
Kane back on song
One thing that will please both Conte and the Tottenham faithful alike is the return to form of Harry Kane.
Having scored just one goal in his first 13 Premier League appearances this season, he has hit three from his last four top-flight games and scored his first for 2022 during the FA Cup victory over Morecambe.
With Son Heung-min an injury doubt, there will be plenty of pressure on Kane to be at his very best, but the England skipper has proven more than reliable over the years and will be looking to make up for a sluggish first half of the campaign.
The 28-year-old is 23/20 to find the scoresheet in Leicester v Tottenham betting tips, while it is 11/2 for him to hit his first brace of the season in a Spurs shirt. The England man to have four or more shots in a game involving 2.5 goals is 7/5 in Leicester v Tottenham betting tips.
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— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 29, 2021
Superstitious Tottenham fans may be wary of the fact their side have lost four of the last five top-flight away games they’ve played on a Wednesday night, but that could be all about to change here and they have won five of the last seven fixtures between these two.
A late Gareth Bale double helped Spurs come from behind to win this tie 4-2 last season and another Spurs victory with both teams to score is 3/1 this time.
That was Spurs’ first victory away to Leicester since 2018 when they recorded a 2-0 victory and the same scoreline is 12/1 in Leicester v Tottenham betting tips.
Two or three goals is the most common outcome in this fixture, but there have been some outstanding goal-fests over the years and both teams to score combined with over 3.5 is an attractive 2/1.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication