Tottenham vs Leicester: Premier League match preview

A chance of redemption for Mauricio Pochettino’s men following their Old Trafford nightmare

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The Independent Online

Mauricio Pochettino knows that this is a must-win game following their 3-0 humbling at Old Trafford last Sunday. Despite their recent good form, their top four aspirations have suddenly taken a bleak spin after that painful defeat and nothing less than a win against relegation candidates Leicester City will keep their lofty ambitions alive.

Nigel Pearson looks to be feeling the pressure, with his side cut seven points adrift of safety. Although he will take comfort from the fact that The Foxes have a game in hand. He will also be encouraged by his side’s win at White Hart Lane in the FA Cup fourth round this season, and will be desperately looking for a repeat performance on Saturday.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm.

PAST THREE MEETINGS...

Tottenham (Townsend) 1-2 Leicester (Ulloa, Schlupp), FA Cup, January 2014

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

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

ODDS: Tottenham 3/5 Draw 10/3 Leicester 11/2

STATS...

Tottenham have scored two or more goals in their last five Premier League games at White Hart Lane.

Harry Kane is currently the second highest scorer in England with 26 goals in all competitions, one behind Wolves’ Benik Afobe (27).

Leicester have not won a game in any competition since their FA Cup victory here on January 24.

CLASSIC MATCH...

Tottenham 4-4 Leicester - 2004

Jermain Defoe scored two goals as Tottenham rallied to salvage a point against ten-man Leicester City in a pulsating clash at White Hart Lane. After a Gary Doherty own goal had cancelled out Michael Brown’s opener, Defoe struck his first after 13 minutes before Robbie Keane gave Spurs a two-goal cushion. Les Ferdinand pulled a goal back, before Ben Thatcher and Marcus Bent flipped the scoreline in Leicester’s favour despite the dismissal of James Scowcroft. It took a late strike from the 21 year old Defoe to spare the home crowd too much embarrassment.

TV: MOTD - BBC1 - 10.20pm

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