Match Threads Spurs vs Leicester - Match Thread

Match Prediction

  • Spurs win

    Votes: 64 66.0%
  • Spurs lose

    Votes: 13 13.4%
  • Score Draw

    Votes: 19 19.6%
  • Goalless Draw

    Votes: 1 1.0%

  • Total voters
    97
  • Poll closed .

Bulletspur

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SPURS 3-1 LEICESTER
Sanchez, Eriksen, Son Vardy
Spurs: Lloris (C), Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose (Walker-Peters), Winks, Sissoko, Skipp (Alderweireld), Eriksen, Son, Llorente (Wanyama).

Leicester: Schmeichel, Pereira, Maguire, Evans, Chilwell, Ndidi, Tielemans, Ghezzal, Maddison, Barnes, Gray
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Iheanacho for Ndidi (for Mendy)

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Three changes to the team that beat Newcastle last week - Rose, Skipp and Llorente come in for Alderweireld, Lamela and Lucas.
It's 18-year-old midfielder Oliver Skipp's second Premier League start.

Match: ---- English Premier League (EPL) - Day 26

When: ---- Sunday, February 10th 2019

Where: --- Wembley

Kick Off: ---- 1:30pm

Referee: ---- Michael Oliver

Team Form: ---- Spurs WLLWW ------- Leicester LLLDL -- (All Competitions)

We have won 3 of our last 4 EPL against Leicester (L1), winning the last 2 in a row. We haven't won 3 consecutive league matches versus the foxes since February 1987.

We have set a new EPL record of going 29 EPL games without a single draw. The last top-flight team to have a longer run were Portsmouth between March 1928 and February 1929 (38 games).

We have lost 3 of our 5 Sunday EPL games this season (W2), including our only previous one at home so far (0-1 vs Man Utd)

We have won our last 3 EPL games thanks to goals scored in the final 10 minutes of games.

Leicester failed to score in the reverse fixture against us, losing 0-2. They last failed to net in 2 consecutive league games against us in November 2000. They have won just 1 of their last 11 EPL away games in London (D4 L6), beating Chelsea on their last such visit in December.

They are 1 of just 3 non "big six" sides to have won away against such a team this season (1-0 vs Chelsea), along with Wolves and Crystal Palace.

Leicester's Jamie Vardy has been directly involved in 7 goals in his last 7 EPL appearances against us (4 goals 3 assists), netting 3 goals in his last 2 against us.

Son Heung-Min has had a hand in 5 goals in his last 2 EPL starts against Leicester, scoring 3 and assisting 2. He has had a hand in 14 goals in his last 11 starts in the EPL for us, scoring10 and assisting 4.
 

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Bulletspur

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I predict this will be our first drawn game. Despite Leicester's position, they are very hard to beat and are currently on form in terms of possession and performance, if not results. Their mid field of Maddox, Barnes, Gray and Ndidi are not mugs and have been hurting the best in the league this season. With our midfield being frail and inexperienced, they could hurt us as well. While we can and should win, dont be surprised by a different outcome. Not being negative, just being real
 
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ajspurs

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It's a game that could be potentially really tough, but also potentially suited to us. If Leicester catch us with our high line then we could be in trouble but this Leicester team is probably going to have more gaps in it than that of Newcastle's or Watford's.

I just really hope we can actually take one of our good early chances and kick on from there.
 
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We have that B.Dort game in the week but NO football next weekend, a welcome break.
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Would be good as I said to grab a win.
 

walworthyid

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Nervous about this one. They are better than anything we have played in the last few games.

They will sit in and try to catch us on the break. We have been struggling to score early in games but if we could somehow get an early goal, it would force them out.

All of that being said, we have had a week's rest and should be able to come out of the blocks flying.

We need to win!
Spurs 2-0.
 
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#19
They are a dangerous side, but unlike Newcastle and Watford they don’t play with any cohesion or intensity for their manager. It’s more talented individuals we’ve got to watch for.
 

wrd

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I know there's a bit of a debate on this forum about people saying we don't win big games and people conveniently ignoring the big games we do win to drive their point home. However I do believe there has been certain moments where are under the radar for large periods of time and then we have games we've been expected to win and fall short allowing people to write us off again, certainly Waford/Wolves this season. It's likely coincidence but it does feel like this week we have been thrown back in the spotlight and this game feels like one of those games.

This game feels a big hurdle to me and I think this set of 3 points will feel huge should we get over the line. Poch himself said this game is Key as to whether we will be up there towards end of season and I agree with him. Leicester have got results vs some big teams this season so I'm sure they'll be dying to get a result tomorrow.
 
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