Tottenham Hotspur host Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday in a 12:30pm kick-off at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
Spurs would move up to third in the table with a victory, while Leeds would move level on points with their forthcoming opponents, although they would require a three-goal victory to move into the top half.
Tottenham are 3 / 4 favourites to win the match, with the draw 3/1 and a Leeds win 16/5.
It should be a hugely entertaining affair with a real clash of styles, as Leeds are one of the most possession dominant teams in the league, with Spurs adopting a more defensive approach under Jose Mourinho.
I can definitely see both teams scoring, with Leeds having scored in all eight away games this season (including at Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd). There’s no value in backing Spurs to score, though, so I will simply add Over 0 Leeds Goals to our Bet Builder.
I’m also going to back Over 3 Leeds Corners as Marcelo Bielsa’s side have landed this line in 14 of their 16 PL games this season, with Spurs conceding 4+ in 10 of their 15 games. I fully expect Leeds to dominate possession and rack up the corners as they generally attempt a lot of crosses into the box.
Lastly, we have not had much luck with backing both teams to pick up a card of late, so I’ll play safer by backing Over 1 Cards for Both Teams Combined to bring our Bet Builder to an even-money shot:
Sky Bet have super boosted Harry Kane to have 1+ shot on target to evens, which simply has to be backed, too.
We do have a good referee for cards with David Coote today: he averages 3.88 yellow cards per game in the PL this season, and has shown both teams at least one card in six of his eight games. I can see this being a fairly feisty affair providing it stays close as expected, but it’s not easy to pin down player card choices with no stand-out player on the pitch in terms of drawing fouls.
Ezgjan Alioski is certainly a fiery character, with the left-back booked twice in his 10 starts this season, so 3/1 (bet365) appeals. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Sergio Reguilon would be my choices for Spurs.
Alioski is also 13/5 (Betfair) to have a shot on target, which he has landed in five of his 10 starts, with the in-form Raphina 4/1 to have 2+ shots on target and 6/4 (Sky Bet) to have 1+ shot on target from outside of the area. He looks like one of the best wingers in the league at the moment.