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Prediction: Tottenham vs Leeds

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 1 Jan 2021

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Prediction: Tottenham win

Best Odds: 10/13

Bookmaker: 888sport

The new year is officially upon us and it’s time to start thinking positively – from the vaccine to the Premier League and beyond. There are going to be some pretty significant bumps in the road over the course of the next few months but if fans are able to distract themselves with some great football, that can only be viewed as a bonus. Today, we’re going to take a look at what should be an intriguing clash of styles between Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United.

Tottenham

Despite all of the criticism that has been thrown in the direction of Tottenham Hotspur in recent weeks, they’re still widely considered to be in the mix when it comes to the top four push – and some even believe they could go on to win the title. Whether or not that comes to fruition remains to be seen but if they are going to be viewed as contenders again, they simply have to start being a bit more ruthless in front of goal.

Team News

Tottenham have had extra time to rest after the Fulham game was called off due to a COVID-19 outbreak, although Lo Celso and Bale have both been ruled out through injury. Elsewhere, Vinicius and Moura should’ve recovered fully and will be available for selection.

Leeds

From relegation candidates to top half contenders, Leeds United have silenced many critics in their last few games – and Marcelo Bielsa deserves to be recognised for the part he’s played in that. Sure, they’ve been battered a few times and there are certain areas in which they need to improve, but they’re exciting to watch and their trajectory tells us that they could achieve some impressive things this season.

Team News

There are definitely a few concerns that Leeds supporters need to be aware of with Klich and Cooper both being fitness doubts. In addition to that, the following players have been ruled out through injury – Koch, Berardi, Forshaw and Llorente. Because of that, Costa and Hernandez will both be pushing to start.

Factors to Consider

  • Tottenham are in seventh place with 26 points whereas Leeds are in 11th place with 23 points.
  • Tottenham have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six games.
  • Leeds have won three and lost three of their last six games.
  • Tottenham have scored eight goals and conceded seven in their last six games.
  • Leeds have scored 15 goals and conceded 13 in their last six games.

Conclusion

If there’s one manager who will be able to completely stop Leeds and their attacking flair, it’s Jose Mourinho. They are quite clearly a team that thrives on chaos and in a game like this, Spurs aren’t about to give them the satisfaction. We’re expecting the sort of defensive display that is going to drive some fans crazy but when the final whistle blows, we’re expecting the boys from North London to be standing tall with all three points to their name.

Prediction: Tottenham win

Best Odds: 10/13

Bookmaker: 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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