Thursday’s Europa League action features Leicester City facing off with Slavia Prague.
Our Leicester City v Slavia Prague tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (inc. the best betting odds).
Leicester City, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 Premier League success vs Aston Villa.
In that game, Leicester City had 51% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For Leicester City, the goals were scored by James Maddison (19') and Harvey Barnes (23'). Aston Villa had 11 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Bertrand Traoré (48') scored for Aston Villa.
Their most recent results really do illustrate the point that huge efforts have been put in by the Leicester City backline. The Foxes have been miserly, seeing the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their previous 6 matches standing at 2.
In the game prior to this, Slavia Prague drew 1-1 in the First League tie with Teplice.
The only name on the scoresheet from Slavia Prague was Oscar Dorley (43'). Jakub Mareš (64') was the scorer for Teplice.
Indicating their appetite for high-scoring matches, goals have been scored 22 times in the previous 6 matches in which Slavia Prague have taken to the pitch, giving an average of 3.67 goals per clash. Their opponents have got 6 of these goals. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be continued into this game, however.
Team News: Leicester City
James Justin (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Wes Morgan (Back Injury), Wesley Fofana (Thigh Muscle Strain) and Dennis Praet (Hamstring Injury) won’t be able to feature for Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.
Team News: Slavia Prague
Slavia manager Jindřich Trpišovský has a number of players out of action. Yusuf (Muscle Injury), Tomas Holes (Ankle Injury), David Hovorka (Cruciate Ligament Surgery), Mick van Buren (Muscle Injury), Stanislav Tecl (Muscle Injury) and Petr Sevcik (Stretched Ligament) will miss out on this game. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Michal Beran, Yusuf, Mick van Buren and Taras Kacharaba.
Our thinking is that Leicester City will probably dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the other end, Slavia Prague could well struggle to make a breakthrough although we do see them getting the chances to score, too.
Our selection here is for a 3-1 margin for Leicester City at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: King Power Stadium (32,261)
Captain: Wes Morgan
Chairman: Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Manager: Brendan Rodgers
Competitions: Premier League position 3, FA Cup (Sixth Round), Europa League (Round of 32)
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