This might be only a regular game to win for Leeds United but there is certainly more riding here for Spurs. Harry Kane and Co still have a chance to seal one ticket to Champions League or at least Europa League. They are sitting on the sixth on the table with only two points adrift from West Ham above them and four points difference with Chelsea on the fourth. Ryan Mason’s men only need to keep on winning for the remaining for games plus hope that The Hammers or Chelsea slips along the way.
The teams’ previous matches
The Whites failed to secure a win over Brighton last weekend. They were beaten 0-2 by The Seagulls. Pascal Gros and Danny Wellbeck scored the winning goals. It was Marcelo Bielsa’s men 15 defeats of the season.
Meanwhile, Spurs secured an easy win last weekend while hosting Sheffield United 4-0. Gareth Bale bagged a hattrick plus another goal from Son Heung-Min. It is their 16th victory of the season.
Marcelo Bielsa is still likely to deploy 4-4-1-1 with the transition to 4-4-2. Several key figures of Leeds are ruled out for this fixture. They are Kalvin Phillips, Adam Forshaw, Raphinha, Helder Costa and Liam Cooper. Patrick Bamford will still be featuring as the frontman. He will be accompanied by Tyler Roberts, Rodrigo Moreno and Jack Harrison on the attack. Meanwhile, in the midfield, Robin Koch is likely opted to deputise Kalvin Phillips.
Spurs’ caretaker Ryan Mason might still be in favour of 4-2-3-1 formation. With only Ben Davies on the sideline, he will have no difficulty in picking up the starting IX. Harry Kane will still be leading the attack supported by Son Heung-min and Gareth Bale plus Erik Lamela or Lucas Moura as the number ten man.
Players to watch
In Leeds, Patrick Bamford is still the top performer of the club with fourteen goals and seven assists. Some other vital names to watch are Jack Harrison who has registered seven goals and six assists, Stuart Dallas contributing seven goals and two assist, and Mateusz Klitch with three goals and five assists.
The English skipper, Harry Kane remains the main scorer of the team with twenty one goals and thirteen assists in Premier League this season. Some other key figures to watch are Son Heing Min netting sixteen goals and ten assists, Gareth Bale with nine goals and two assists, Hugo Lloris and Serge Aurier with two goals and three assists.
Leeds vs Tottenham Prediction
Ryan Mason’s men are expected to snatch a win here to keep their hope alive. However, Patrick Bamford and Co are known to be solid while playing at their home turf, despite playing without Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha plus Liam Cooper. A stalemate is seemingly the most possible result.