Leicester City 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur – Betting Review 




Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. Leicester was the outsider but won like an odds-on shot @ 3.40.  Tottenham was the jolly but despite scoring first, fell apart defensively and looked a complete mess after being pegged back to 1-1.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. As mentioned in the preview, I felt if  Leicester played their best they could win against a weakened Spurs defence and they did exactly that, far easier than even the most optimistic Leicester fan could have imagined. Leicester  +0.25 @ 2.02 was the winning selection.

Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all. Leicester and Tottenham had produced some extremely open and entertaining matches in the last few years, and this was no different. As outlined in the preview, poor defending and the quality of key attacking men would favour overs betting and that was emphatically the case. Spurs fell apart in the defence after the 1-1, and although Leicester also made numerous defensive mistakes too, their attacking men turned up. Over 2.75 @ 1.98 had won before halftime.


Match Summary

A woeful Tottenham defensive display allowed an improving Leicester to cruise to a win, embarrassing the Londoners with a 4-1 victory.

Spurs had begun reasonably well land led 0-1 thanks to a scrappy goal from a corner. The match was massively open and saw frequent errors on both sides, but it was the host which ended up punishing bad defending, coming back from one goal down to lead 3-1 at the break.

Spurs didn’t make changes for the 2nd half and so the dynamic of the match never changed either. The home side was easily able to secure the points, getting another goal to defeat Tottenham 4-1. With the big win, the Midlanders exacted some revenge for the 6-2 win Spurs beat them at the beginning of the campaign.

With the deserved win, Leicester City moved six points clear of the relegation zone, while top-four chasing Tottenham Hotspur was left in a sorry state.

On top of the confidence-crushing defeat, Conte’s team was dealing with the news that Bentacour’s injury collected in the 2nd period would see him miss the remainder of the season.

Tottenham looked confident in the opening exchanges, with Rodrigo Bentancur and Ivan Perišić both going close to opening the scoring.

The visitor found a deserved breakthrough in the 14th minute, as Bentancur reacted fastest inside the six-yard box to tap in for 0-1.

Leicester to their credit kept their head high and targeted Spurs’ weak defensive play as their way back into this match.

The host responded brilliantly with two quick-fire goals before the half-hour mark. First, Mendy powered a  strike to beat Fraser Forester at the near post before a defensive giveaway let Maddison put the Foxes ahead.

Due to continued mistakes with and without the ball, both sides continued to threaten before the interval. It was Leicester who extended their advantage on the stroke of halftime when Eric Dier stood still and allowed Ihenacho to slot home from outside of the box. This goal was crucial as the home side controlled the remainder of the contest.

Tottenham tried hard for a while in the second half but lacked a lack of cutting edge in the final third, but more concerning was that chances continued due to their bad defending.

Leicester was much more solid in defence after a bad start but always attacked with more purpose and quality until the end. Harvey Barnes saw a close-range strike disallowed for a fractional offside to keep Spurs’ faint hopes alive.

Despite the fortunate decision keeping the game alive on paper,  any hopes of a late Tottenham comeback went in the final ten minutes when Barnes curled home from the edge of the box for 4-1.