LU vs TOT Fantasy Preview:
Despite a stunning start to the Premier League that saw Marcelo Bielsa’s men upstaging giants of the contest, they lost steam midway and are currently vying for a top-ten finish which would be equally impressive for a team that knew no residence in the Premier League for quite a while.
The last four matches that they played haven’t really produced the best of results despite an astronomical victory against runaway leaders, Manchester City, a hard-earned draw against defending champions, Liverpool and another goalless affair against the second-placed Manchester United. With results as sublime as these against the big three of the league, they were expected to make an example out of Brighton. On the contrary, Bielsa’s men slumped down to a 2-0 defeat, submitting themselves in meek surrender.
Tottenham Hotspur has so far been rooted to the sixth spot as they will be up against the mighty Madman at Elland Road. Despite a scintillating showdown that spread-eagled Sheffield United without any ado, the preceding upshots weren’t really in their favour. As Manchester United came from behind to impose a 3-1 shellacking upon them, they rallied back well to defy Everton at Goodison Park as Harry Kane’s brace did them a world of good. Another clinical performance saw off the Saints before being hammered by the Cityzens.
This will be an exciting contest as youngster Ryan Mason will be spearheading Spurs from the sidelines into another week of madness against the technical giant, Bielsa who schooled Zinedine Zidane before his days at Los Blancos. Leeds will be desperate to log another victory that will pave their path to a top-ten finish after years of being in the shades despite their tenacity and occasional sparks of brilliance. These are our fantasy picks for the upcoming blockbuster between two teams seeking different paths in the League table.
Leeds United versus Tottenham Hotspur
8th May, 2021
LU vs TOT Head to head:
The head-to-head record shared by these two teams is fairly even as Leeds United has managed to win 32 games while Spurs holds a slight sway with 37 victories in their repertoire. A total of 29 games have petered out to an impasse.
The last time these two teams collided with each other, Tottenham ran roughshod over Leeds United, thanks to an extraordinary display from Harry Kane, Song Heung-Min and Toby Alderweireld.
LU vs TOT Probable Teams:
Leeds United: Illan Meslier, Liam Cooper, Pascal Struijk, Kalvin Phillips, Ezgjan Alioski, Luke Ayling, Stuart Dallas, Rodrigo, Jack Harrison, Raphinha, Patrick Bamford
Tottenham Hotspur: Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier, Davinson Sánchez, Ben Davies, Serge Aurier, Gedson Fernandes, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Kane, Steven Bergwijn, Giovani Lo Celso, Erik Lamela
Picks to consider:
Harry Kane will undoubtedly be the ace pick of the game as he is Tottenham’s indispensable gem. He is also one of the highest scorers in the Premier League and will continue to be a vanguard for Mason’s men as they arrive at Elland Road.
Heung-Min Son is Spurs’ crux in the midfield who steers the Lillywhites to considerable space upfront that involves him scoring those screamers and string those priceless assists, crafting the way for the attacking force to fire at will.
Match Prediction: Who will win today?
Though the scales are heavily tipped in favour of Tottenham, Bielsa is an extremely unpredictable customer along the sidelines. More to that, his record against the big teams has been enviable this season. Though Spurs will hold sway, Leeds United may walk away with the bragging rights in their den.