Tottenham vs Leicester City Prediction, 12/20/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tottenham vs Leicester City
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Tottenham (-105) Leicester City (+265)
Son Heung-Min and Tottenham (7-4-2, 2nd in the EPL) play Leicester City (8-0-5, 4th in the EPL) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Hugo Lloris for Tottenham and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Leicester are at at +265 while the Spurs are priced at -105. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Tottenham took the field against Liverpool in their last game and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 72.9% passes received rate by completing 167 of the 229 passing attempts last game. Tottenham tried 11 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 4 of the tries for a rate of 36.4%. Concerning shot accuracy, Tottenham finished the game at a 37.5% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 8 total shots. Tottenham averages 1.92 g/90 (25 total goals) and have accumulated 21 assists in all matches for the year.
Son Heung-min is a player who should be able to impact this game for Tottenham. Heung-min has had a starting assignment in 235 outings so far in his career and has 0.46 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Korea has 105 goals in 20,424 mins played. He has totaled 41 assists while tallying 14 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Harry Kane, the forward born in England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times so far in his career while scoring 166 goals. Kane has totaled 21,397 minutes in 239 career starts and has been given 30 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.70 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Tottenham will be Hugo Lloris. Lloris (251-127-110 mark in his career) has recorded 173 shutouts, which has earned him a 35.2% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from France has faced 1,865 shots sent his way in 491 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.03 (502 goals allowed) and his save percentage is .737. Lloris has seen the field for 43,855 minutes and has accumulated 1,375 stops during his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Leicester City walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Everton. They wrapped up this outing by completing 487 of the 585 attempted passes earning a rate of 83.2%. Leicester City finished with a 76.5% successful dribble rate by converting 13 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. Leicester City had 2 shots attempted out of 14 shots attempted earning them a 14.3% clip in their last match. With 23 goals and 13 assists in all their contests, Leicester City averages 1.77 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
James Maddison should provide solid play for Leicester City. He sports an average of 0.27 G/90 and has started 139 games in his career. The midfielder from England has been on the pitch for 12,495 minutes and he has scored 38 goals. He has tallied 22 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 26 times. You should also watch out for Jamie Vardy, the forward born in England. He has scored 164 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 52 times. Vardy has been handed 37 yellow card warnings in 25,561 professional minutes played (294 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.58.
Kasper Schmeichel will look after the goal for Leicester City. Schmeichel has accumulated 175 clean sheets and has defended 2,064 shots against him in 45,914 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of .730 and his clean sheet rate is currently 34.3%. He has surrendered 1.13 goals per 90 while holding a record of 233-131-148. During his pro soccer career, Schmeichel has conceded 576 goals and has earned 1,505 stops in 510 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Leicester City (+265)
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