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Posted on 17 October 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

OPTA PREVIEW: Leicester City v Tottenham

Tottenham pay their first visit to Leicester’s Walkers Stadium on Sunday hoping to find a greater slice of luck at the Foxes new ground then they had in their previous Premiership visits to Filbert Street.

Spurs managed just the one Premiership win at Leicester’s former home and lost five out of their seven matches there. In fact Tottenham are Leicester’s favourite opponents when they’ve played in the Premiership with the Foxes having recorded more wins against Spurs than against any other side.

This doesn’t bode well for David Pleat against one of the sides he previously managed but he remains unbeaten in his fourth stint in the Tottenham hotseat and confidence should be high after the crushing 3-0 win over Everton.

Leicester meanwhile were hot favourites for the drop before a ball had been kicked this season and little will have changed. They have shown a lot of battling spirit but just one win and five defeats in eight games has left them second from bottom in the table and staring another relegation battle in the face.

Tottenham have struggled on the road recently and although they won at Coventry in the Carling Cup, their last league win on their travels came back in April at the Hawthorns.

HEAD TO HEAD: Walker v Keller

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PlayerIan WalkerKasey Keller
Minutes On Pitch695720
Goals Conceded1512
Clean Sheets23
Inside Box2011
Outside Box1315
Saves to Shots ratio69%68%
Dropped Catches00
Catch Success Rate %100%100%

GENERAL STATS: Leicester v Spurs

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Leicester CityTottenham Hotspur
Games played88
Goal Attempts
Shooting accuracy %44%32%
Goals-to-shots %12%9%
Short passes1,5961,703
Long passes816943
Pass completion %70%75%
Cross completion %26%28%
Goals conceded1512
Goals conceded-per-game1.881.50
Tackles won %68%71%
Yellow cards1121
Red cards30