Leeds United vs Tottenham: Premier League preview
ottenham take their latest trip of an unpredictable season on Saturday, with Leeds their opponents in a lunchtime kick-off.
Few teams in Europe could claim to be as inconsistent as this duo and Antonio Conte appears to be feeling the emotion of his Spurs side, which followed up a win at leaders Manchester City with a sour defeat away to Burnley.
A top-four finish is still within Tottenham’s abilities but more performances like the one on Wednesday night will threaten their hopes of any European football next season. The team sits eighth going into the weekend.
For Leeds, a demoralising 6-0 hammering at Liverpool in midweek rounded off a miserable period.
Having earned a fantastic win against West Ham, the Whites have slumped back towards the drop zone with defeats to Newcastle, Manchester United, Everton and the aforementioned drubbing at Anfield.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Leeds United vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 12.30pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, February 26, 2022.
Elland Road in Leeds will host the match.
Where to watch Leeds United vs Tottenham
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 1 and Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 11.30am.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via BT Sport website or app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action live via Standard Sport’s live blog, with Dan Kilpatrick at Elland Road for updates.
Leeds United vs Tottenham team news
Tottenham are waiting on news of Oliver Skipp (groin) and Japhet Tanganga (knee) as they near returns from injury issues.
Absent for Leeds will be Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips (both muscle), plus Patrick Bamford (foot), Diego Llorente (hamstring) and Sam Greenwood (knee). Robin Koch (head) is a doubt.
Both managers will address the media on Friday to provide updates on their squad’s condition.
Leeds United vs Tottenham prediction
Tottenham may be able to make hay on Leeds’ defensive dodginess, or the hosts could end up producing the death knell of Conte’s career in North London. We’re edging towards the former.
Tottenham to win, 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The home team has won all three meetings since Leeds’ return to the top-flight in 2020.
Leeds wins: 38
Tottenham wins: 33