This final Premier League preview sees two live fixtures, with games either side of the league cup final.

Tottenham take on Stoke in the first live match on Sunday, with Spurs looking to put their midweek disappointment behind them.

Stoke come into this match in good form, with the Potters ultimately chasing a top ten finish.

 

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Tottenham vs Stoke – Sunday 26th February 2017 – 13:30 - Sky Sports 1

Tottenham

Tottenham welcome Stoke to White Hart Lane this Sunday, with Stoke playing their first fixture in two weeks.

Tottenham come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Gent, in the Europa League.

It was a hard fought fixture that was made even more difficult, with Dele Alli sent off after a disgraceful shin high tackle.

Spurs did enjoy an excellent start through Christian Eriksen (10), but Harry Kane equalised for Gent with a comical own goal.

Alli's sending off proved pivotal but Spurs again took the lead, this time through Victor Wanyama (61).

Gent equalised for the second time in the match, with Osorio (82) ensuring Gent progressed 3-2 over the two legs.

That result will  have really disappointed Mauricio Pochettino, with Spurs now out of Europe altogether.

Excellent Start For Spurs

Spurs have enjoyed an excellent season so far, they find themselves in an excellent position going into the latter stages of the season.

Mauricio Pochettino and are in 3rd place in the Premier League, a win will take them into 2nd ahead of Manchester City.

They have had a mixed record in their last six matches, with defeats against Liverpool and Gent the low points.

Much More To Come

Spurs come into this fixture as the favourites, with home advantage and their current position dictating the odds.

In Stoke, they face a side who they have an excellent recent record against, with a 4-0 win in their last two matches against the Potters.

Tottenham will be looking to maintain their excellent record against Stoke, in 70 matches they have won 36, lost 18 and drawn 16.

Tottenham are 2/5 with Harry Kane at 11/4 to score first.

White_Hart_Lane_Jan_2008_2Stoke In Mixed Form

Stoke come into this match on the back of a 1-0 win against struggling Crystal Palace, with a welcome home win.

Joe Allen (67) scored the only goal of the game, with the Welshman enjoying an excellent season at Stoke so far.

It is the best goal return for the Welsh midfielder in the Premier League, regular game time is only helping the Welsh Xavi.

That result means that Mark Hughes side have registered two of every result in their last six matches.

Consistency Needed

The manager will be demanding greater consistency from his players, and a much-improved performance to boot.

Wins against Palace and Sunderland have been cancelled out, with defeats against West Brom and Wolves in the cup.

Given that the Premier League is the only thing they have left to play for, a refreshed squad should challenge Tottenham.

Stokes last two matches have seen them suffer hidings, with Tottenham winning both games by 4-0.

The Potters find themselves in 9th position in the Premier League, level on points with West Ham United in 10th.

Stoke Underdogs

Mark Hughes' side come into this match as underdogs, with their recent dismal record against Tottenham informing the bookies.

Stoke will need to be far more clinical in front of goal, and resolute in defence against Kane and Alli.

The Potters will be looking to draw on the 2014/15 season, when they did the double over Tottenham.

Stoke are 13/2 with Peter Crouch at 10/1 to open the scoring.

 

The second and final fixture sees Leicester take on Liverpool on the Monday Night Football at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester come into the match on a run of five defeats in six matches, this run of results has led the board to relieve Claudio Ranieri of his duties as manager. A sad day in football.

Liverpool won their last match against Tottenham, ending their own dismal run and they now only have the league to concentrate on.

Leicester vs Liverpool – Monday 27th February 2017 – 20:00 - Sky Sports 1

Leicester

Leicester welcome Liverpool to the King Power this Monday evening, with the dream now over in the wake of Claudio Ranieri's sacking.

The Foxes come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat, against Sevilla in the Quarter Finals of the Champions League.

Pablo Sarabia (25) opened the scoring for Sevilla, it was a deserved lead with the Spaniards missing a penalty prior to that.

Jaoquin Correa (62) doubled the advantage in the second half, making up for his penalty miss in the first half.

The introduction of Demarai Gray gave the Foxes another dimension, and it soon led to a Foxes lifeline.

Danny Drinkwater provided last season's hero Jamie Vardy with a perfect ball, with his 73rd-minute goal giving the Foxes some hope.

Life Without Ranieri

That result was the last straw for Leicester's owners, they decided to sack Ranieri on Thursday evening.

Given Leicester's form this season its no surprise, but given what he achieved last season there are many who think the owners should have been more loyal.

Irrespective of that Ranieri leaves the Foxes in 17th position, just one point and one place above the relegation zone.

There is still plenty to play for, with a place in the Quarter-Finals of the Champions League and Premier League survival.

Leicester Underdogs

The Foxes come into this match as underdogs, given their poor form it is no surprise that the bookies have plumped for Liverpool.

Leicester come into this match in poor form, having lost five of their last six matches, the win against Derby their only joy.

Leicester will be looking to better their recent record against Liverpool, with the Foxes winning just one of their last nine meetings.

Leicester are 17/4 with Islam Slimani at 8/1 to score first.

leicesterBack To Business

The Reds come into this match on the back of a two-week break, after defeating Tottenham 2-0 in the Premier League.

Tottenham were undone by two goals in two minutes in the first half, from the returning Sadio Mane (16, 18).

It was an excellent result for Liverpool, who had lost four of their last five matches going into the game.

Mixed Season So Far

Liverpool started the season in excellent fashion, but 2017 has seen them collapse with epic proportions.

They were looking like the only realistic challengers to Chelsea at one stage, they now find themselves 5th in the table.

Defeats in the league against Hull and Swansea have seen them slide down the table, as well as being knocked out of both domestic cups.

Key Match For Klopp

The match against Leicester is another key match for Liverpool, they go into the match as favourites.

A win will move Liverpool level on points with Manchester City, who are second in the table at present.

Liverpool will be looking to continue their overall record against Leicester. They have won 34, drawn 20 and lost 31 of their 85 meetings.

Liverpool are 8/13 with Roberto Firmino at 9/2 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1  - Alli to score first @ 4/1 and Tottenham to win 3-1 @ 10/1

Tip 2 – Mane to score first @ 5/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 14/1

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