After dropping points from the third time in four Premier League matches with a 1-1 home draw against West Bromwich Albion, Tottenham Hotspur will be keen to return to form when they visit Leicester City on Tuesday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have now taken just four points from the last available 12, but are 77/100 (1.77) favourites with BetSafe to get back on track with a victory at the King Power Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Foxes are without a win in three after Friday’s 1-1 draw away to West Ham and are priced at 39/10 (4.90) to secure a high profile win against their high-flying guests.
That stalemate at the London Stadium was a second in three matches for the hosts, who are on offer at 39/20 (2.95) to settle for another stalemate in this one.
Although their Champions League form has remained impressive with victories over Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, Spurs have suffered an undoubted downturn in fortunes domestically since thrashing Liverpool 4-1 just over a month ago.
As well as crashing out of the EFL Cup to West Ham after blowing a two-goal advantage, they have followed up a four-game winning streak in the league with a run of two defeats and just one win in the following four games.
This is largely explained by a lack of cutting edge in front of goal, with Harry Kane and Co. hitting the net just twice in four league matches since hitting four in a single game against Jurgen Klopp’s team.
Having built his reputation as a strong defensive organiser, Claude Puel will certainly feel confident of causing more frustration for the opposition in this clash – particularly after restricting a free-scoring Manchester City to just two goals recently.
Indeed, odds of 53/50 (2.06) look rather generous on under 2.5 goals being scored for Leicester’s fourth game in five under the Frenchman, as well as Tottenham’s fifth successive league game and fourth encounter in five between the sides.