Tottenham Hotspur 3rd (22-8-7) vs Leicester City 9th (12-11-14)
Sunday 10:00 AM ET, Live from Wembley Stadium on Bravo
Stemming from the title winning season, the rivalry between Leicester and Tottenham has had it’s moments. From the Lion King slip and Robert Huth’s glorious header, to six goal drubbings and FA Cup drama, these two have produced some fire.
After a round of 16 exit from the Champions League and then most recently an exit from the FA Cup, solidifying a top four spot has been Spurs goal since. Harry Kane scored the goal that completed their mission against Watford on Wednesday in a 1-0 victory. Now with only pride to play for, I’ll be curious to see how up for this match Spurs really are. With several internationals in the side going to the World Cup, they may be playing for a safe end to the season.
Leicester enjoyed their first ever league win against the retiring Arsene Wenger on Wednesday in a smashing 3-1 victory. It was the Foxes first victory after a streak of five winless, and although Arsenal tied it up down a man, they rose above their recent form to slay their foe.
A love/hate relationship is one way to describe Riyad Mahrez’s past few years with the club. He’s given his all at times, and tried the fans and his teammates patience at others, but he will for sure be a club legend whatever his next move is. It was nice to see him score one more goal at home and I’m sure he loved it just as much as the crowd. If it’s arrivederci to the Algerian Ace, I for one will still watch you wherever you go. Unless it’s Arsenal, or Spurs, or something of the like.
I think 1-1 or 2-2 would be a fair result if handed to me right now, but the cutthroat pirate in me hopes we gut them 5-0. Finishing in 8th is out of our hands, but a win of any kind and an Everton loss puts us just one spot out of Europe. Whatever the result, I just hope the side has an honest go and gives us some entertainment.