Premier League Soccer Picks: Tottenham vs. Leicester City

Nikki Adams

Friday, March 20, 2015 5:48 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 20, 2015 5:48 PM UTC

Tottenham Hotspur look to bounce back at the expense of basement dwelling Leicester City in Round 30 of England's top flight. Here's a primer on this clash complete with our EPL betting preview and soccer picks.

Tottenham Look To Bounce Back
The Spurs are coming off a 3-0 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend, a defeat that saw Tottenham slip down the table to seventh place, behind Southampton but level on 50 points. Overall, the Spurs are a solid 15-5-9 on the season, but if they hope to challenge for a Top Six finish convincingly, it's incumbent upon them to raise their level.

Fortunately, Round 30 of EPL betting offers up an excellent opportunity to bounce back. Leicester City continue to prop up the league and their bid to survive in England's top flight is in serious doubt. As it is, they are amongst the top favorites in relegation betting markets matched at -450 to suffer the ignominy of Championship football next season.

The Spurs boast a respectable record at White Hart Lane that stands at 8-3-4 and features 25 goals scored and 14 conceded. For the most part, they can be relied upon to beat the teams they are supposed to and, as such, they are the justifiable favorites at -167 Premier League soccer odds to win on Saturday at the expense of the hapless Foxes.

Leicester City Can't Seem To Buy A Win
Leicester City prop up the Premier League with a abysmal 4-7-17 and 19 points. They've not been able to collect nearly enough points in recent weeks (or in the season really) to make the relegation battle a proper fight. If they continue on this poor vein of form, relegation isn't going to be a question but a certainty.

The Foxes have had no joy at home or on the road. They are 2-5-6 at home and 2-2-11 on the road. Conspicuously, goals are in short supply on both fronts. They've scored only 13 at home and 11 on the road. That's less than a goal a game. That stat is compounded by their porous defense, which has conceded 17 at home and a whopping 27 on the road (third worst in the league on the away).

By the stats, the prognosis for the weekend isn't promising. Evinced nowhere more so than on the soccer odds board where they are trading as the decided +500 underdogs. Even the draw is a far flung +300 soccer pick.

Soccer Betting Verdict
On paper, this appears to be the most straightforward Premier League clash on the soccer odds board and few would disagree with the way odds makers are casting. This is an almost certain win for the Spurs, which makes them the obvious choice for our soccer picks at -167 to win outright.

Leicester City have lost the plot completely, although one wonders if they ever got it to begin with. They are clearly out of their league, out of depth and sorts in England's top flight. Not only are they sure to lose, but one fears they are slated for a humiliating loss at White Hart Lane. This brings us to cast our eye on several additional soccer picks, such as the Over 2.5 at -154 at Bet365 and Tottenham to win both halves at +138.

Soccer Picks: Tottenham Spurs -167 to win; Over 2.5 at -154 and to win both halves at +138 at Bet365.

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