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However, they are 3/4(1.75) favourites with bet365 to begin the new year on a high by returning to winning ways here.
Leeds are just three points adrift of their hosts after winning three of their last four matches and can be backed at 16/5 (4.20) to pull level by coming out on top in north London.
Giovani Lo Celso and Gareth Bale are both still sidelined through injury, although Japhet Tanganga is once again available for selection.
Mateusz Klich will face a late fitness test after picking up a knock in Tuesday's 5-0 win at West Brom, while Liam Cooper is also doubtful and Robin Koch, Gaetano Berardi, Diego Llorente and Adam Forshaw are all ruled out.
While Marcelo Bielsa has kept everyone entertained with his side’s all-or-nothing brand of football that produces lots of goals at both ends of the pitch, his opposite number’s philosophy is far more pragmatic.
Although results have taken a bit of a downturn over the last few fixtures, the Portuguese manager is unlikely to waver from his conservative approach that involves keeping things tight and hitting teams on the counter-attack.
Considering the effectiveness of Tottenham’s spoiling tactics, odds of 8/11 (1.73) seem like excellent value on them keeping Leeds at arm’s length and ensuring under 3.5 goals for their 11th consecutive league game.
All odds correct at time of writing, Please gamble responsibly.