Leicester City hosts Tottenham Hotspurs at King Power Stadium on Tuesday in the fourteenth round of Premier League activities. The Foxes were at West Ham United on Friday in a game that ended in 1-1 draw thus putting the 2015/16 English champions on the twelfth spot in the league standings after garnering just fourteen points. The Foxes could climb to position nine if they beat Tottenham Hotspurs but could drop to number seventeen in the log with a loss on Tuesday.

Tottenham Hotspurs must be rueing how they lost the opportunity to go level on points with Chelsea on Saturday with the Spurs being held to 1-1 draw by a managerless, West Bromwich Albion at Wembley Stadium.

The Spurs are currently out of Champions League bracket but can climb to position three with a win over the Foxes. However, a defeat at the hands of Leicester City could see Mauricio Pochetino's men drop further to position eight.

Match facts

  • Leicester City is winless in three Premier League matches in a row. The last match that the Foxes won was the 2-0 success over Everton in October.
  • Tottenham Hotspurs has failed to win two consecutive matches in Premier League. The Spurs lost 2-0 to Arsenal over a week ago before being held to a 1-1 home stalemate by the Baggies. However, the Londoners managed a midweek victory over Borussia Dortmund in Champions League to remain top in their group.
  • Tottenham Hotspurs has been in a perfect goalscoring run while on the road managing at least two goals in five of the six games away from home. The only game that the Spurs failed to register two goals in that run was the 2-0 loss against Arsenal in the North London derby.
  • Tottenham Hotspurs' last four matches in Premier League have witnessed low scoring just realizing fewer than three goals in each game. The last time a game featuring the Spurs in Premier League yielded a total of more than two goals was in October when the North Londoners thumped Liverpool 4-1.
  • Leicester City's last three league matches have seen low scoring just netting a total of fewer than three goals on each occasion,
  • Leicester City has lost all the Premier League matches pitting them against a team taking part in European activity except Everton. The Foxes have lost to Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea.

Team news

The match comes too early for Marty James and Robert Huth who are still nursing their injuries while Adrien Silva is ineligible to take part in the proceedings.

Leicester City manager Claude Puel could use the same team that started in the 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Friday with the hope of bagging in all the available points this time.

Toby Alderwereld and Victor Wanyama will not be on the trip to Leicester City due to various forms of injuries that have sidelined them. Erik Lamella has recovered and only missed the 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion due to compassionate leave he was serving following the birth of his child.

Match prediction

The game brings together the two sides that challenged each other for the 2015/16 Premier League title with Leicester City emerging as the eventual winner while Tottenham Hotspurs were third. The last six meetings between the two teams in all competitions have seen an away team win on three occasions with the remaining three matches ending in draws.

Mauricio Pochetino's cannot afford staying without league wins as such results could leave his team trailing the league leaders, Manchester City by a massive sixteen points. The visitors are likely to carry the day with a convincing victory, but the game cannot realize a clean sheet.

Full-time prediction: Leicester City 1-3 Tottenham Hotspurs