Tottenham vs Leicester: FA Cup match preview

A look ahead to the weekends FA Cup fixture at White Hart Lane

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Aside from Nabil Bentaleb who is away on international duty, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino appears to have a full strength squad for Saturdays FA Cup tie against Leicester.

With Harry Kane and Eriksen in fine scoring form and with their opponents struggling for goals, Leicester will come up against a strong looking Spurs side that have only been defeated once in their last ten games.

As for the Foxes, results have been improving since the turn of the year. Nigel Pearson’s men have won three of their last six. However, away points have been hard to muster for Leicester, with only two away victories all season.

To rectify this problem, fans of the Midlands club will no doubt turn to £9m record signing Andrej Kramaric for goals. The striker surprisingly turned down a big money move to Chelsea in favour of first team football at the Walkers stadium with the 23- year old likely to be handed his first start for the club after coming on as a substitute in their 1-0 defeat to Stoke last weekend.

PAST THREE MEETINGS:

Premier League, 26 December 2014, Leicester 1 (Ulloa) Tottenham 2 (Kane, Eriksen)

FA Cup, 8 January 2006, Leicester 3 (Hammond, Hughes, De Vries) Tottenham 2 (Jenas, Stalteri)

Premier League, 19 October 2003, Tottenham 4 (Brown, Defoe 2, Keane) -Leicester 4 (Doherty, Ferdinand, Thatcher, Bent)

STATS…

The two teams have met a total of 100 times, with Spurs winning 42 of those meetings, compared to Leicester s 30.

In the 1913/14 season, the two teams played out a thrilling 5-5 draw.

The last ten fixtures between the sides have resulted in a total of 40 goals being scored.

Leicester and Crystal Palaces encounter on March 28 1948 was the only time in their previous 100 meetings that the two teams played out a 0-0 match.

ODDS:

Tottenham 4/6

Leicester 19/4

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