Tottenham Hotspur welcome Leeds United to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Saturday's early kick-off.
Jose Mourinho's side have slipped to seventh place in the Premier League table and are experiencing a bit of a rut. Their last win was against old foes Arsenal at the start of December.
Last time out, Spurs failed to maintain their 1-0 lead against Wolverhampton Wanderers, as Romain Saiss' goal in the 86th minute denied the London giants.
Leeds United, on the contrary, continue to surprise and entertain the Premier League faithful with their blistering, fearless brand of football.
A 5-0 rout of West Brom away from home, which saw some of the finest goals scored this season, underpinned what they have been all about.
But that came just a couple of matches after their 6-2 thrashing at Manchester United, displaying their lack of consistency.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Leeds head-to-head
Spurs and Leeds hold a fairly-balanced record against each other. The North Londoners are slightly ahead with 36 wins as opposed to Leeds' 32, while 29 games have been drawn.
Spurs lost this tie in the FA Cup seven years ago, when Leeds pulled off a stunning 2-1 victory.
Tottenham Hotspur form guide (Premier League): D-L-L-D-W
Leeds United form guide (Premier League): W-W-L-W-L
Tottenham Hotspur vs Leeds team news
Spurs will be without Gareth Bale and Giovani Lo Celso, while Lucas Moura remains in doubt. This means they'll continue to rely on the dynamic duo of Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane to supply the goods in front of goal.
Spurs' last game was supposed to be against Fulham. However, due to a spike in cases within the Cottagers' camp, the match was called off.
Mourinho's men will therefore have fresher legs ahead of this game. He could revert to a back four, with the likes of Serge Aurier returning.
Injured: Gareth Bale, Giovani Lo Celso
Doubtful: Lucas Moura
Leeds United are likely to miss midfielder Mateusz Klich after he hopped off during their last game.
Skipper Liam Cooper is out due to an abdominal injury, while Robin Koch is a long-term casualty. Diego Llorente is out too.
Injured: Diego Llorente, Liam Cooper, Robin Koch
Doubtful: Mateusz Klich
Tottenham Hotspur vs Leeds probable XI
Tottenham Hotspur predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilon; Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Moussa Sissoko; Steven Bergwijn, Tanguy Ndombele, Heung-Min Son; Harry Kane
Leeds United predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Illan Meslier; Stuart Dallas, Luke Ayling, Pascal Struijk, Ezgjan Alioski; Kalvin Phillips; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Pablo Hernandez, Jack Harrison; Patrick Bamford
Tottenham Hotspur vs Leeds Prediction
This game should be played at a high tempo, with little sideways passing. Leeds will hope to replicate their typical attacking flair, while the hosts may sit back for a few stages during the game.
Tottenham's superior man-marking and defensive discipline will help them to secure victory.
Predicted score: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Leeds United
Published 01 Jan 2021, 01:32 IST