If you’d have suggested back in February that Leicester City could’ve ended the season in the top half of the Premier League, we’d have laughed you out of the room. But interim manager Craig Shakespeare has been a breath of fresh air for the Foxes.
And victory against Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night will leave us eating humble pie.
Yep, three points against Spurs could see Leicester climb as high as eighth in the table. Though it won’t be enough to see them guarantee a top 10 finish, it’ll mean their fate would be in their own hands.
However, Shakespeare will be without no less than four players who’ve made 111 top-flight appearances between them this season.
Robert Huth, Wes Morgan, Danny Drinkwater and Andy King have all been ruled out of this clash, and the hosts are 29/10 outsiders to win, while Mauricio Pochettino’s side are 5/6 to take all three points back to North London with them.
In truth, that’s probably where the value lies here. But write Leicester off at your peril.
They’ve taken points from Arsenal, Everton, Manchester City, Liverpool and Spurs already this year, so it could be worth backing the East Midlands outfit to win or draw at 10/11.
And credit to Leicester – despite their shambolic start to the season, they’re one of only two sides to take anything from White Hart Lane this season. They drew 1-1 back in October, and 6/1 says we see a repeat of that scoreline.
Two England strikers will be in action in this clash, and there’s little to separate them in the goalscorer markets.
Jamie Vardy is a 13/8 shot to net any time, although he’s only scored one previous goal against Spurs, while Harry Kane is as short as 4/5 to score what would be his sixth goal against his former club.
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing