A home win will be extremely high on Leicester City's Christmas list, however it certainly won't be coming on Boxing Day
Leicester surprised many with their impressive start to life in the Premier League, however manager Nigel Pearson is now a man under pressure as his side sit firmly at the bottom of the top flight following a dreadful run of form and he may well be looking for a job in the new year should results not improve, and quickly.
The Foxes have suffered defeat in their last five matches on the road and have failed to win a single point in their last twelve outings, therefore some points on Boxing Day are very much needed. Indeed, with Leicester desperately needing to turn things around, a win against Tottenham Hotspur is desperately needed, however the home fans will see their heroes suffer another pointless match, heaping further pressure on their manager.
We certainly don’t fancy Leicester’s chances and neither do the bookies so we’ll swerving a home win on this occasion. Tottenham will start this match in high spirits following three successive victories and they are unsurprisingly overwhelming favourites to clinch full points, William Hill offering a tempting 11/10 for an away win. Spurs will almost certainly win on Boxing Day and this price certainly smacks of value.
This is far from the only betting option available for this match however. Man of the moment Harry Kane presents us with an obvious Anytime Goalscorer option with some excellent performances of late. His goal against Burnley was his third in three appearances and we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him get his name onto the goalsheet on Friday. Indeed, we’ll be taking Betfair’s 17/10 for Kane to score anytime against a Leicester rearguard which is the Premier League’s second worst.
The home side have been struggling to find the back of the net in recent months, failing to score in all but three of their last twelve matches, however it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see them score against a Tottenham side who have failed to keep clean sheets in all but three of their last twelve matches. Nevertheless, we’ll be keeping things simple and backing Tottenham to win and also Harry kane to score anytime.
Our betting tips
Tottenham to win – William Hill 11/10
Anytime Goalscorer, Harry Kane – Betfair 17/10
Harry Kane to score in a Spurs win – Boylesports 21/10