Leicester – Tottenham: prediction for the match of the championship of England
The Leicester v Tottenham Hotspur matchup on December 8, 2018 should be a real eye-catcher, especially when you look at the last head-to-head matches of these teams. Kick-off at the King Power Stadium is scheduled for 22:45 Moscow time.Leicester The Foxes are still contenders for European competition, but for this, Claude Puel’s wards need to take points in matches with competitors, one of these matches could be the game Leicester – Tottenham. In order to seriously qualify for a place in the Europa League, the team needs to stop losing points in matches with outsiders, as, for example, in the game with Fulham, within the framework of the previous round. The trip to Fulham started well for the guests, Leicester had chances to open an account from the starting moments of the match, already in the third minute Iheanacho missed a good moment, the striker went to a rendezvous with the goalkeeper, but failed to beat him. The “Foxes” retained their playing advantage, only towards the end of the first half it began to pass to the hosts’ players. Fulham’s players did not waste their chances and realized theirs in the 42nd minute, Abubakar Kamara removed the defender and shot from an acute angle – 1:0. The missed ball hit the guests a little, but they had the whole second half ahead of them. The activity of the “blues” began to appear closer to the middle of the second half, the guests caught the opponent on the counterattack and brought James Maddison to the strike position, the midfielder ran to the penalty spot and shot into the left corner – 1:1. The end of the match could have turned out to be completely enchanting for Maddison and his team, but Sergio Rico made a great save in stoppage time and kept the draw for Fulham. Tottenham Londoners in the previous round took Southampton, which is fighting for survival. The hosts decided to hurry up from the very beginning and opened the scoring in the ninth minute, Christian Eriksen played a corner with a partner and shot into the penalty area, Harry Kane was already waiting for this transfer, who brought Tottenham ahead. Despite such success at the beginning, the players of the capital’s team failed to develop it in the first half, although the hosts organized attacks on the opponent’s goal, but they did not manage to create something really dangerous for a long time. Much better, in terms of goals scored, Spurs managed to spend the second half. Lucas Moura managed to double the score in favor of Tottenham, the player played well on the rebound and made it 2-0 in the 51st minute. Four minutes later, Moura’s partner celebrated his goal, Heung-Min Son managed to increase the team’s lead from London, the South Korean completed Harry Kane’s pass with a goal. The third ball allowed the Spurs to relax a little and they were close to paying for it. Southampton began to play aggressively and several times Hugo Lloris had to enter the game, and when the Frenchman was powerless, the crossbar came to the rescue. In stoppage time, the guests still managed to win back one ball, Charlie Austin went one on one with the goalkeeper and delivered an accurate shot into the far corner, although this goal is unlikely to cheer up his team. The Spurs won and regained the third line in the standings, they can build on their success in the event of a positive outcome from the Leicester-Tottenham match. Odds for the match Leicester – Tottenham 8 December 2018 Odds for the match Leicester – Tottenham: Leicester win – 3.75; Draw – 3.65; Tottenham win – 2.02. Leicester – Tottenham: match prediction The last matches between these teams often end with a considerable number of goals scored, this time both teams need to win, and therefore there is a high probability that everything will go according to the scenario passed. Forecast for the match Leicester – Tottenham: both teams will score in the second half, odds – 3.00.