Tottenham Hotspur will play against Leeds United on Sunday in the capital and the boss Antonio Conte will eye his first Premier League win in charge of the Lilywhites. The hosts have slipped to ninth in the table amid their stuttering run of form but could surge back into contention for a top-four place if other results go their way this weekend. Here is everything you need to know about Tottenham vs Leeds football prediction for the Premier League match of the season.
After skipping the international break with injury Antonio Conte is hopeful Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will be available to face Leeds. Oliver Skipp is suspended.
Cristian Romero is ruled out and will have another scan in 7-10 days to determine the extent of the muscle injury he picked up for Argentina. Davinson Sanchez may deputise, but Japhet Tanganga is also an option.
Ryan Sessegnon is not fit enough to feature yet he is back in training, but Bryan Gil is absent. Conte doesn’t think Giovani Lo Celso will be available here either.
Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Winks are therefore in competition to replace the suspended Skipp.
From the XI that started the 1-1 draw with Leicester prior to the international break, Marcelo Bielsa could make just one change with Junior Firpo featuring at left-back.
Along with Jamie Shackleton, Firpo is back in training, but Joe Gelhardt will need to be assessed.
Robin Koch, Patrick Bamfrod and Luke Ayling all miss out.
Tottenham vs Leeds Prediction
Tottenham failed to have a shot on target for the second league game running in their 0-0 draw at Everton prior to the international break but will be confident of getting back among the goals when they welcome a Leeds side that has conceded 18 times to north London.
Returning to Yorkshire from Norwich with all the spoils the Whites secured an important victory in their last away game. However, in their last five trips to Spurs, they are winless, losing four, including a 3-0 defeat here at the beginning of the year.
Antonio Conte aims to get his ideas across and will have worked those not on international duty hard at Hotspur Way. Spurs could make it two wins from three under their new boss in Sunday’s afternoon encounter.
Tottenham have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches against Leeds in all competitions.
Tottenham have failed to score in their last 3 matches (Premier League).
Tottenham have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 home matches against Leeds in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Tottenham’s last 3 home games (Premier League).
Tottenham are undefeated in their last 5 home matches against Leeds in all competitions.
Tottenham possible starting lineup: LLoris, Davies, Dier, Sanchez, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Royal, Son, Kane, Moura
Leeds possible starting lineup: Mesllier, Dallas, Llorente, Cooper, Firpo, Phillips, Forshaw, Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison, James
Our Prediction: Tottenham 2 – 1 Leeds