Accurate prediction for the Leicester v Tottenham match on 16 December 2021. Leicester will take on Tottenham London at home in a match in the 17th round of the English championship. All odds and statistics for the match can be found at 1xbet download app.
Leicester beat Newcastle on home soil
Brendan Rodgers’ team are 8th in the English league table with 22 points. In the last 16 rounds, the Foxes have six wins, four draws and six defeats.
Leicester have not fared well in their first games in December. In the APL, the Blues drew 2-2 with Southampton and 1-2 with Aston Villa, before losing 2-3 to Napoli in the Europa League group stage. The defeat in Italy sent the English, who finished third in Group C, into the play-offs of the lesser European competition, the Conference League.
Rodgers’ side were enraged by those defeats, and partially rehabilitated themselves on 12 December in their 4-0 home win against Newcastle United. Juri Thielemans scored a double for the winners, with Patson Duck and James Maddison each scoring a goal for the home side.
Tottenham have not played since December 5. Coronavirus epidemic in the team
Antonio Conte’s team is in 7th position in the AFL with 25 points after 14 matches. Spurs have eight wins, one draw and five defeats.
Tottenham have not played an official match since December 5 when the Purples took on Norwich 3-0 at home in the AFL. After that game, Spurs suffered a coronavirus epidemic affecting players and staff.
Because of the numerous positive tests, Conte’s side had to cancel their Conference League group stage game against Rennes in France. Spurs’ meeting with Brighton on 12 December was also postponed indefinitely.
Spurs picked up victory in last week’s game at Leicester
The rivals had two meetings in the last English championship. On 20 December 2020, Tottenham failed to beat the Foxes at home (0-2). On 23 May, Spurs took revenge with a 4-2 away win.
Teams have squad problems due to COVID-19
Leicester are unlikely to feature due to symptoms of the coronavirus – defenders Daniel Amartey, Yannick Westergaard and Vonte Daly-Campbell, midfielders Ademola Lukman and Hamza Choudhury, and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho and Ayose Perez. The Blues also have losses due to injuries. For this reason, defenders Wesley Fofana and Ricardo Pereira will not be available for the team. The participation of one more defensive player, Johnny Evans, is also questionable.
Tottenham have tested positive for COVID-19 on defenders Emerson, Ben Davies, midfielders Lucas Moura, Oliver Skipp, Brian Heale, forwards Son Heung-min and Dane Scarlett. In addition, defender Cristian Romero is out for a long time due to injury.
Prediction and bet: Total more than 2.5
It’s hard to predict the outcome of this game. Tottenham’s squad problems are in the Blues’ favour. At the disposal of the coaching staff Conte will not have a group of leading players who have dropped out because of the coronavirus. On the other hand, City themselves are now exsanguinated with injuries and illnesses, while Spurs have had time to reboot and regain some strength.
The more likely event will be a high total. The opponents will play without a number of leaders in the defensive and midfield, which could affect their play at their own goal. The recent matches between the teams also speak in favour of a good performance. Leicester have scored at least 3 goals in 7 consecutive meetings in all competitions, while Tottenham have done the same in 5 of their last 7 games.