May 18, 2017
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Leicester City vs Tottenham: Premier League match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

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After saying a final goodbye to White Hart Lane in their match against Manchester United, Tottenham travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City in their penultimate game of the season. The players, fans and managers will be hoping to end their excellent season with two wins, and they will expect this to begin on Thursday.

Recent form

The Foxes come into this game in average form having lost two, won two, and drawn one of their last five Premier League games. The team secured another year in the Premier League a long time ago and this is reflected in their recent form. This is not to discount an impressive 3-0 win over Watford as well as an impressive display against Manchester City, where, in a tight game, they tasted defeat, perhaps unlucky not to nick a point.

As for the London side, Spurs have finished the season extremely well. The only side to put any real pressure on Chelsea, Pochettino’s men managed nine wins on the bounce before losing 1-0 to West Ham which ultimately gifted their London rivals the title.

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Predicted line-ups

Team news

Leicester are down to their barebones as their centre-back pairing of Wes Morgan and Robert Huth will miss this game as both are injured. Another major absentee is midfielder Danny Drinkwater, the Englishman is unavailable on Thursday due to a thigh strain.

As for Spurs, they are expected to field a very similar side to the one that has brought them so much success this year. However, right-backs Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier will both miss out through injury and so we may see Eric Dier slide across to fill in. Mauricio Pottechino recently revealed that Danny Rose will undergo knee surgery and so will miss the remainder of the season.

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Our Verdict: Leicester City 1-3 Tottenham

With Leicester City looking very thin on the ground and so many important players missing it is hard to see anything other than a Tottenham win here and it could be quite emphatic. Spurs, despite having not won the title, have played arguably the best football at times this season and will likely score a few here.

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