Tottenham will be looking to kickstart their New Year on a good note when they welcome Leeds United to North London. The match schedules for Saturday at Tottenham Hotspurs stadium with kickoff at 3:30 pm.
The visitors head into the clash on the back of a 5-0 thrashing of West Brom. On the other hand, Tottenham’s match against Fulham was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak at the Cottagers’ camp.
The trip to Cottagers was the perfect opportunity for Tottenham to return to winning ways ahead of the New Year. However, due to the rising numbers of positive coronavirus cases, the match had to be called off.
Jose Mourinho will take advantage of the few days to rest following their grueling encounter with Wolves that ended with a 1-1 draw. It was a sad ending, with Tanguy Ndombele taking only 52 seconds to break the deadlock at Molineux Stadium. Romain Saiss came through the dying minutes of the game to end with sharing spoils.
Their overwhelming run of form saw the side fall out of the title race. The side continues their winless run in the league to four matches since their 2-0 North London Derby win.
Leeds United are building a reputation for a high scoring side, especially with their 5-0 win against West Brom. The side is currently 11th on the table with nine points from their last four matches.
Spurs vs. Leeds Head to Head
Both sides have three games against each other, with Spurs taking one while Leeds with one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Wolves 1-1 Tottenham
Stoke City 1-3 Tottenham
Tottenham 0-2 Leicester City
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham
Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham
West Brom 0-5 Leeds
Leeds 1-0 Burnley
Man United 6-2 Leeds
Leeds 5-2 Newcastle
Leeds 1-2 West Ham
Spurs Team News
Gareth Bale and Givani Lo Celso both remain on the sidelines for another couple of weeks, at least. There are doubts over the availability of Vinicius and Lucas Moura. We expect several changes with Serge Aurier, Steven Bergwijn, and Moussa Sissoko potentially coming back.
Leeds United Team News
Mateusz Klich took a blow against West Brom to the thigh and remained a doubt to feature this weekend. Pablo Hernandez or Jamie Shackleton could deputize Klich at midfield. Liam Cooper and Diego Llorente will miss out on this clash.
Prediction and Odds
This has all the signs of a thrilling encounter with two high scoring sides in the Premier League to make up a good match.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5