Premier League

Leicester vs Tottenham: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Jamie Spencer
Leicester & Spurs have both asked for the game to be called off
Leicester & Spurs have both asked for the game to be called off / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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Leicester and Tottenham are due to meet in the Premier League on Thursday night, although both clubs have unsuccessfully requested the game be postponed because of COVID-19 outbreaks.

But with Burnley vs Watford called off with minimal notice on Wednesday, there remains the possibility that this and others could yet be victims of the new Omicron variant that is spreading like wildfire throughout the UK.

This is everything you need to know about the game...


How to watch Leicester vs Tottenham on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Thursday 16 December, 19:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? King Power Stadium
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport 3 (UK), Peacock Premium (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube
Referee? Craig Pawson
VAR? Lee Mason


Leicester team news

Caglar Soyuncu has been ruled out through injury
Caglar Soyuncu has been ruled out through injury / Gareth Copley/GettyImages

Leicester are going to be without Caglar Soyuncu and Jonny Evans, both of whom suffered injuries against Newcastle last time out. Daniel Amartey is also not ready to return, meaning that the centre of defence is a huge issue. Jannik Vestergaard is ill and Welsey Fofana is a long-term absentee.

The Foxes are missing another seven players either following a positive COVID-19 test or other illness, including Kelechi Iheanacho, Ayoze Perez and Hamza Choudhury.


Tottenham team news

Son Heung-min is among those who have had COVID-19
Son Heung-min is among those who have had COVID-19 / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Antonio Conte has confirmed that COVID-19 positive players in the Tottenham camp are starting to recover and returning to training bit by bit. But the boss is concerned about the knock-on impact that isolation has had on their fitness while unable to train.

Son Heung-min, Bryan Gil, Oliver Skipp, Sergio Reguilon and Lucas Moura are among those who have been affected. Cristian Romero remains sidelined through a separate injury.


Leicester vs Tottenham head-to-head record

In the Premier League era alone, this rivalry could hardly be tighter. Of 30 meetings, Leicester have won 12 to Tottenham's 13, with 49 goals and 56 goals scored respectively.

In each of the last two seasons, the home side has always won. Spurs did the league double over Leicester during the 2018/19 campaign, while there hasn't been a draw between the sides since a 1-1 stalemate in October 2016 when the Foxes were reigning Premier League champions.


Leicester vs Tottenham score prediction

Given the trouble that both clubs have had to deal with in recent days, this match is so hard to call - assuming it actually does go ahead.

Leicester were already dealing with problems when they thrashed Newcastle 4-0 only a few days ago, but things have gotten worse because of their additional defensive injuries.

Tottenham, meanwhile, haven't played for over a week because their last two games in all competitions have been postponed. That could potentially leave some players fresher, although those who are back from illness may still struggle.

Prediction: Leicester 1-2 Tottenham


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