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Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur FC, free match prediction 23 May 2021

23 May 2021 | 20:30 | Leicester, King Power Stadium
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Leicester face finishing outside top four once again as they face inconsistent Tottenham side

  • Leicester’s Champions League fate is no longer in their hands after Chelsea defeat
  • The Foxes are in 5th and need either Chelsea or Liverpool to slip up on the final day
  • Spurs lost their last game to Aston Villa and face missing out on Europa League spot

Leicester to win 2-1

  • Tournament: Premier League 2020-2021
  • Venue: Leicester, King Power Stadium

LEICESTER CITY vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC Match Preview & Analysis

After the celebration and jubilation of winning the FA Cup and beating Chelsea in the process, Leicester now face the bitter disappointment of missing out on a Champions League spot on the final day for the second season in a row.

By losing to Chelsea in the league, Leicester have dropped down to 5th place, and require a mistake from either Chelsea or 4th place Liverpool on the final day of the season to rise back up into the top four.

They must first win their own fixture, a potentially tricky one against Tottenham at that. 

Spurs have also dropped down a place in the league table recently, with a defeat to Aston Villa in their last game ensuring that West Ham could rise above them into a Europa League position.

A 7th place finish would be disappointing for Spurs fans, particularly with all the talk in the papers revolving around Harry Kane’s future at the club.

Teams Preview

Leicester City Preview

Form Guide (all comps): DLWWL

Original predicted finish: 7th 

Likely finish: 5th 

Reasons to be cheerful:

     Won’t give up the fight as there is still an outside chance of top four

     Beat Spurs earlier this season

Reasons to be fearful:

     Defeat to Chelsea could have knocked the stuffing out of them

     Spurs won’t be an easy game in which to claim victory

If you were to give Leicester fans a choice of either winning the FA Cup, or getting into the Champions League by finishing in the top four, most would have picked the cup victory, as it’s the first in their history.

That said, to lose out on a top four place two seasons running would be a blow to a club who have spent the majority of both seasons comfortably within the Champions League spots.

Last season, it was Manchester United who edged them out, and this season it appears Liverpool will do the same unless there is a surprise on the final day. 

Leicester won’t give up for sure, but will that defeat to Chelsea have knocked the stuffing out them? Can they recover here to give their fans a good end to the season?

Star Man – Kalechi Iheanacho

With 19 goals for the season, Iheanacho has had a fantastic campaign. He’s emerged as Leicester’s best striker from January onwards.

Tottenham Hotspur FC Preview

Form Guide (all comps): LWLWL

Original predicted finish: 5th 

Likely finish: 7th 

Reasons to be cheerful:

     Have followed up defeat with victory over the past month or so

     Kane is competing for the league’s top scorer award

Reasons to be fearful:

     Such inconsistency this season means they’re difficult to predict

     Lost to Leicester earlier this season

The main news surrounding Tottenham right now is not the optimism of a new manager coming into the club, as will surely happen over the summer. Rather, it is the fact that Harry Kane is likely to leave the club at the end of the season.

He is still competing for the top scorer award, showing that he is still committed to the club and his performance levels remain high, but it would be a huge blow if Spurs were to finish this season without European football and their best player going elsewhere.

With Leicester’s confidence potentially knocked, can they rally to a good result here?

Star Man – Harry Kane

Level with Mo Salah with the most goals this season, can he score here to win the award outright?

LEICESTER CITY vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC Winning Prediction

     Leicester will be desperate to win

     Should be an entertaining game

     Both sides to score

There is plenty at stake for both sides here, although Leicester will be more determined to claim three points and hoping that either Liverpool or Chelsea drop points above them.

A draw would require Liverpool to lose, and even victory would not guarantee them a 4th place finish, so it will be a tense afternoon.

Tottenham can spoil the party for good on the other hand. If Kane and co. are determined to see the season out in style, they can claim victory themselves, but with such inconsistency plaguing their season, can they pull it off?

Leicester to win 2-1

Author: Ross B.