Having been derailed by Arsenal over the weekend, Tottenham Hotspur are back on course following a midweek win over Southampton.
Mauricio Pochettino faces yet another juggling act against Leicester City, with several members of his squad looking fatigued and a trip to the Nou Camp to follow.
The Foxes have won just twice in their last eight Premier League fixtures and return to the King Power having been held to a 1-1 draw with Fulham on Wednesday.
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Leicester vs Tottenham betting tips: Who will win?
The former Premier League champions are at 14/5 to defeat Tottenham on Saturday evening.
The draw between the two sides is at 11/4 with Bet365.
Tottenham are big favourites to defeat Claude Puel’s side at 1/1.
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his side’s third goal with Kieran Trippier during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham FC at Wembley Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Premier League preview: Leicester vs Tottenham
Mauricio Pochettino is sure to have one eye on Wednesday’s final Champions League group stage game against FC Barcelona.
Spurs only need to match Inter Milan’s result to reach the knockout stages.
In the meantime, they return for another round of Premier League action.
A win over Southampton at Wembley during midweek will have somewhat helped them to overcome their North London derby hangover.
Despite a comfortable 3-1 win, Pochettino’s squad continues to be stretched with a few players looking tired.
Fatigue against the Gunners seemingly caught them out and they will need to be wary again as they travel to the East Midlands.
Leicester show tremendous spirit during emotional period
Following the passing of former owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester have shown tremendous spirit during an emotionally tough period.
Puel’s side have gone on a run of six games without suffering defeat, whilst winning three of those games in the process.
During midweek they held Fulham to a 1-1 draw with James Maddison adding his fifth league goal of the season.
Meanwhile, this term at the King Power, the Foxes have proven to be resilient with only Liverpool and Everton winning there.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur (hidden) celebrates with team mates after scoring his second goal and his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 27, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Leicester team news vs Tottenham
Jamie Vardy remains a doubt for the clash due to injury.
The 31-year-old has been struggling with a groin problem.
Jonny Evans is also a doubt having picked up a knock against Watford on the weekend.
Long-term absentees Harry Maguire, Rachid Ghezzal, Daniel Amartey and Matty James all remain sidelined.
Tottenham team news vs Leicester
Jan Vertonghen returns from suspension after serving a one-match after being shown two yellow cards against Arsenal.
Pochettino will remain without the trio of Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Davinson Sanchez.
Dembele, Wanyama and Sanchez are all expected to remain sidelined for the rest of the year.
Erik Lamela also looks set to miss Saturday’s clash with a thigh strain.
Kieran Trippier is a doubt after being substituted off against Southampton during midweek.
Juan Foyth is another name added to the club’s list of injury absnetees.
The defender has damaged his hamstring and will miss Saturday’s clash.