By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 8th February 2019
No Harry Kane, no Dele Alli, a 2018/19 back catalogue replete with numerous coupon-busting results against big-six opposition – Leicester could be forgiven for quietly fancying themselves when they take on Tottenham at Wembley.
Unfortunately for the Foxes and those interested in backing them at 9/2 in the match betting, Son Heung-min, their recurring nightmare in a Lilywhite jersey, is not just present and correct for the encounter, but in flying form to boot.
Why Claude Puel’s side have so much to fear from on-song Son
Regular followers of our football betting tips will doubtless happily recall the South Korean’s strike against Newcastle last weekend – it landed all three of our tips including a monster 22/1 scorecast.
That 83rd minute winner took Son’s league tally to 10 for the campaign and shrunk his minutes-per-EPL-goal ratio to one every 126, eight minutes less than Kane’s.
It was also his 13th strike across his last 14 in all competitions and his second in two outings since returning from the Asian Cup.
If that dazzling array of numbers wasn’t enough to strike fear into Leicester hearts, the 26-year-old has also been something of a force of nature in his last couple of clashes with the boys in blue.
Son has been directly involved in five goals in Spurs’ past two meetings with the Foxes, scoring three times and setting up two for teammates.
The Lilywhites’ 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium saw the forward bag the opener before laying on the clincher for Alli, effectively making him the difference between the two sides and the 7/2 about him bagging first at Wembley an attractive bet.
Nor are the Foxes in the kind of form to face one of their arch nemeses. Their recent point against Liverpool is the only occasion in which they’ve avoided defeat across their last five matches.