Two of the best teams in the first half of the 2015-16 English Premier League season will face in the third round of the FA Cup when Tottenham host Leicester City. This match will be played on Sunday, January 10th at White Hart Lane at 17:05.
These squads have played 11 times in this tournament, and the Spurs have the lead with seven wins and one draw. The last time they met was one year ago, and Leicester won 2-1 at London with goals from Leonardo Ulloa and Jeffrey Schlupp in the last seven minutes of the game.
Tottenham have the lead in the all-time series with 51 wins and 19 draws in 103 games played. In the first meeting in the league, this season they drew 1-1 at King Power Stadium with scores from Riyad Mahrez and Dele Alli. In the last two league matches at White Hart Lane between these teams were scored 15 goals.
The Foxes are located in the second place in the standings with 40 points, just two behind Arsenal, and are the best team in the league away from home. They have six wins, three draws and one defeat, scoring 21 goals and allowing 12.
Claudio Ranieri’s team has three straight games with no victory and they have failed to score in all of them. Their last victory was on November 19th when they beat Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park with two scores from Riyad Mahrez.
The bad news for Leicester City is that they will be without English striker Jamie Vardy as he is scheduled to have a minor surgery on a groin injury. He is tied to Belgian Romelu Lukau as the league best scorers with 15 goals. He is expected to miss at least two weeks.
The Spurs are favorites to win this game and advance to the next round in the 2016 FA Cup Odds Tottenham v Leicester. They are listed with 1.7, while the Foxes are with 5.5 and the draw is with 4.15.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side is in the fourth spot in the table with 36 points and has lost only two games at home this season in all competitions; one in the league (Newcastle) and the other in the Capital One Cup (Arsenal).
The London team comes to this match with four straight games with no defeat, winning three, and they have lost only of the past 14 in all tournaments. They are the third-best attack in the league with 34 goals scored, and 18 have been in their pitch.
English striker Harry Kane is the fifth best scorer in the league with 11 goals and he has scored three in their past four appearances. He is listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 3.95 to open the scoreboard in this game. He is followed by his teammates Son Heung-Min with 5.75 and Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli with 7.0.
Tottenham will take advantage of Jamie Vardy absence to win this game at home and get their ticket to the fourth round of the FA Cup for the ninth time in the past 10 years.