Paul Merson states his prediction for Leicester v Tottenham

The former Arsenal midfielder believes Tottenham will come out on top in a five-goal thriller at Leicester City

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Paul Merson is backing Tottenham Hotspur to beat Leicester City in a five-goal thriller at King Power Stadium on Thursday night.

The Lilywhites secured a second-place finish in the Premier League table on Sunday afternoon thanks to a 2-1 win against Manchester United.

Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Victor Wanyama scored goals either side of half-time in the last-ever game at White Hart Lane.

Spurs will be looking to end the season on a positive note after another campaign of progression under Mauricio Pochettino.

Writing in his Sky Sports column about Tottenham’s trip to Leicester on Thursday night, former Arsenal midfielder Merson said:

“I think this will be a good game. Leicester have done alright, and I really think Craig Shakespeare should get the job.

“The players like him, and if another manager comes in, I really don’t see how he’s going to stay there, as the new manager will see him as a threat.

“They nearly got a result at City, and I think there will be plenty of goals in this game. Leicester have a go, and Spurs will go for it too. They looked impressive again against Man United, and these are two sides with a lot of confidence.”

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Kane scored his first-ever goal against Manchester United at White Hart Lane on Sunday to help Tottenham secure a 2-1 win.

Spurs lost 4-2 to Premier League title winners Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final to deny them a place at Wembley.

Tottenham crashed out of the Champions League at the group stage after a disappointing European campaign.

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