Paul Merson predicts Tottenham v Leicester, makes title claim

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The Sky Sports pundit has been previewing Spurs' Premier League clash with Leicester.

Paul Merson has predicted a Tottenham Hotspur win at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night, according to his regular Sky Sports predictions column.

Indeed, Leicester City visit north London sitting two points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal and four ahead of Mauricio Pochettino's men.

But the pundit is backing a home win against Claudio Ranieri's Leicester side - and thinks Harry Kane will score his 51st Tottenham goal.

Merson told Sky Sports: "I'm going to go for Tottenham. Harry Kane was on the bench at the weekend and he will make a big difference. I fancy him to score. They can win the league but I'd like to see them when the pressure is on."

Tottenham and Leicester may be sick of the sight of each other, of course, having just played at the same ground on Sunday afternoon.

Honours were even in that FA Cup tie - meaning they will face each other yet again soon during a third-round replay.

If both teams are full strength, one might fancy Spurs for the win - as Merson has predicted. But Jamie Vardy is set to return for Leicester and his goal tally proves he can turn any game.

As for the title, both Tottenham and the Foxes are *technically* still title contenders. Anything can happen from here, of course, but most people's money will probably be on Arsenal or Manchester City at this stage.

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