Leicester welcomes Tottenham to the King Power Stadium on Thursday for a fixture between two teams that look destined for mid-table safety at worst. Neither outfit will have relegation concerns but qualifying for the Champions League looks beyond them. The Europa League is a realistic target but a win for Tottenham could see the club overhaul Northern London rivals, Arsenal. However, that team played West Ham at home on Wednesday. Leicester would move about their opponents with a win so here are our Premier League picks for this match.
EPL Picks Today – Leicester vs Spurs Odds, Picks, and Props
|Leicester to win
|Spurs to win
Tottenham have shown an improvement in form which has translated into results since the appointment of Antonio Conte as the new boss. Before the arrival of the Italian, there seemed to be little direction and pattern of play. Three wins in three Premier League matches cannot be faulted and that run can continue with a win on the road this week.
Leicester are the epitome of average Premier League performers. They have won six and lost six of their 16 fixtures, scoring 27 goals and conceding 27 goals. The ‘Goals For’ tally received a big boost with the 4-0 win at home to Newcastle on Sunday. However, the value of that form is questionable due to Newcastle’s plight so Tottenham can return to London having won three points.
Leicester vs Tottenham Pick – Tottenham to win at +190
Leicester’s last five matches have produced 20 goals and both teams have scored in four of those fixtures. The total of 54 goals in their 16 Premier League fixtures to date gives an average of 3.38 goals per match. When Leicester have played recently there is scoring in the offense and defense. That run can continue in this home meeting with Tottenham.
The visitors have scored just 16 goals in their 14 league matches and only five in six road trips. However, Tottenham found the net seven times in that run of three wins. That means both sides are in decent form in front of goal so each side can find the net in this fixture that should produce more than the usual average number of goals.
Leicester v Tottenham Prop – Both teams to score at -167
Son-Heung Min has scored six goals in 14 appearances for Tottenham this season, including in the last two fixtures. That is above average for the club as his tally is 114 goals in 299 matches in all competitions. Harry Kane has scored just once in 13 league appearances which is his worst run for over seven seasons. The England striker has scored 229 goals in 356 matches for Tottenham.
You could take two views from a betting angle: Son is in goal-scoring form and Kane is due to score. He will get his confidence back and start scoring again soon. However, we are backing the first scenario so make our third pick Min to score at any time against Leicester.
Leicester vs Tottenham Player Prop – Son-Heung Min to score at any time at +230