Leeds vs Tottenham preview, team news, stats, kick-off time

Liam Cooper back from ban for hosts; Tottenham only missing Ben Davies; follow Leeds vs Tottenham on the Sky Sports website and app on Saturday; kick-off 12.30pm; watch free highlights shortly after full time on Sky Sports website and app

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Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Leeds vs Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday (kick-off 12.30pm).

Team news

Leeds skipper Liam Cooper is back in contention after suspension.

Cooper has completed a three-game ban following his straight red card in the win at Manchester City last month.

Kalvin Phillips (knee) and Raphinha (thigh) both remain doubtful and will be assessed, while Helder Costa (back) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

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We take a look at some of the stats surrounding matchweek 35 in the Premier League.

Tottenham will still be without Ben Davies.

The Wales left-back is nursing an ankle injury which has kept him out since the end of March and may not play again this season.

Lucas Moura (knock) and Tanguy Ndombele (muscle) have both trained all week and will be fit for the clash at Elland Road, while Gareth Bale will hope to start again after his hat-trick against Sheffield United last time out.

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Kaveh Solhekol tells Inside Football that Gareth Bale could stay at Tottenham beyond his current loan deal which expires this summer.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Brighton's win over Leeds in the Premier League.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Sheffield United in the Premier League.

Jones Knows' prediction

I'm keen on opposing Leeds in their remaining fixtures this season.

Although the defeat at Brighton was their first in seven Premier League games, the usual gusto seen in a Marcelo Bielsa side has been dwindling and that is having a big effect on their ability to create chances.

Leeds usually are among the top performers when it comes to analysing goals scored, expected goals and shots on goal but in their last seven fixtures, performance levels have actually mirrored a team battling relegation. Just one goal per game during that period is very un-Leeds like and it's a figure backed up by their expected goals number (1.05). Many will argue a tough run of games is to blame and that is a fair point. Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool have been a daunting set of fixtures, however, they looked badly out of ideas and energy in the 2-0 defeat at Brighton.

Spurs should fancy their chances. Even more so if Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha are missing again through injury. Away win.


BETTING ANGLE: Tottenham to win to nil (3/1 with Sky Bet)

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  • After a run of six consecutive victories against Spurs in the Premier League between 1999 and 2001, Leeds are winless in their last six against them in the competition (D1 L5), losing the last three in a row.
  • Tottenham have won three consecutive league games against Leeds, their longest ever winning run against the Whites. They're looking to pick up back-to-back league wins at Elland Road for the first time since October 1979.
  • This is the first time Leeds are hosting Tottenham in any competition since January 2013, when the Whites won an FA Cup tie 2-1 courtesy of goals from Luke Varney and Ross McCormack.
  • Leeds could become the first side to remain unbeaten at home in the Premier League against each of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd and Spurs in a season since West Ham in 2015-16, and only the third newly promoted side to do so, after Ipswich Town in 2000-01 and Birmingham City in 2009-10.
  • There is an age difference of 35 years and 327 days between Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa and Tottenham's Ryan Mason, the second biggest gap between two managers meeting in the competition, after Bobby Robson and Chris Coleman (37 years, 112 days).
  • Ryan Mason has become the fourth Tottenham manager to win his first two Premier League games in charge of the club, after Glenn Hoddle, Mauricio Pochettino and José Mourinho - all three of those lost their third game. Indeed, no manager has ever won their first three top-flight games in charge of Tottenham Hotspur.

Pitch to Post Preview: Jamie Redknapp on Man City vs Chelsea; Plus: what next for Arsenal, Man Utd after EL ties, and the top-four race

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp joins Peter Smith to discuss Manchester City and Chelsea reaching the Champions League final ahead of their clash at the Etihad this weekend.

He also picks out some standout performers from both sides, explaining how Ruben Dias has transformed City, and praising the rise of Phil Foden and Mason Mount.

Sky Sports football writers Oli Yew and Ben Grounds are also on the show to discuss Arsenal's Europa League exit and Man Utd's progress to the final - and what comes next for both sides, with Mikel Arteta under pressure and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side looking to kick on.

Ben also assesses the top-four race, with some key fixtures coming up, and makes his Pitch for what he thinks will happen in the Premier League this weekend!

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