With Spurs struggling for confidence and form, Al Hain-Cole is backing Rodgers’ men to keep their Champions League chances alive by coming out on top
Leicester City will be hoping to rescue their Champions League dream when Tottenham Hotspur visit the King Power Stadium for their final Premier League fixture on Sunday. Brendan Rodgers’ men have slipped behind Liverpool and out of the top four on goal difference after taking just 10 points from the last available 24.
However, they can be backed at evens (2.00) with bet365 to maintain the pressure by collecting maximum points in front of the returning home supporters.
Spurs’ own chances of qualifying for the Europa League were dashed after they fell three points adrift of West Ham following defeat against Aston Villa, although they are available at 23/10 (3.30) to stay in with a shout by coming out on top here. None of the last eight meetings between this pair have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them cancelling each other out in this one.
Jonny Evans faces a race against time to prove his fitness in time for the match, while James Justin, Harvey Barnes and Cengiz Under are all ruled out.
Japhet Tanganga is unlikely to feature after being stretchered off in the defeat against Villa, with Ben Davies also sidelined. While they may have dropped out of the top four for the first time all season at just the wrong moment, the Foxes will still be welcomed by a buoyant home crowd celebrating the club’s first ever FA Cup win.
In contrast, Ryan Mason’s team is at a low ebb as their season fizzles out disappointingly and all the talk surrounds Harry Kane’s reported desire to leave the club. Having won just three of their last 14 fixtures on the road, they are unlikely to prove particularly stubborn opponents for a home team that must go all out for victory.
Leicester City vs Tottenham Tips and Predictions
With four home wins to their name in the last six and having beaten Tottenham 2-0 in the reverse encounter in north London, those even money (2.00) odds seem like good value on Leicester keeping their Champions League hopes alive with a victory here.
|May 23, 2021||7:00 pm||Premier League||2021||90'|
|King Power Stadium|
|King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Bede Island, Leicester, City of Leicester, East Midlands, England, LE2 7FL, United Kingdom|