Live on BT Sports, Leicester City host Legia Warsaw in this all important Europa League group stage clash at the King Power stadium this Thursday at 8pm. The hosts are just 2 points behind leaders Spartak Moscow in Group C with a game in hand. They will be looking for all 3 points here against a Legia Warsaw side in the worst form of their season which would help them go top of the group ahead of the difficult trip to Napoli.
The reverse leg ended in a 1-0 win for Legia in what was a battling performance by them. However, since that win the visitors have lost 8 out of their last 9 games in all competitions as their title defence has completely collapsed. With almost a third of the season gone, they are sitting in the relegation zone and even a change of manager last month has not helped their results. Getting a result away at Leicester will be an uphill task and the visitors will have to play out of their skin to achieve that. This could potentially be a game which could revive their season if they pull off an upset and as usual I have you covered with my 3 best betting angles for this exciting clash included in the preview below:
Youri Tielemans, Wesley Fofana and Ricardo Pereira and James Justin are out for Leicester.
Josue, Bartosz Kaputska, Lirim Kastrati and Joel Abu Hanna are out for Legia while Artur Boruc is doubtful.
Leicester possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Amartey, Soyuncu, Evans; Castagne; Ndidi, Soumare, Bertrand; Maddison; Daka, Iheanacho
Spartak Moscow possible starting lineup:
Miszta; Jedrzejczyk, Johansson, Wieteska; Ribeiro, Slisz, Kharatin, Martins, Mladenovic; Kastrati; Emreli
Leicester vs Legia Warsaw Odds:
Legia Warsaw -0.5 asian handicap cards
Odds correct as of 2021-11-25 08:49 Odds subject to change.
This bet basically means we need Legia Warsaw to be awarded more bookings than Leicester Ctiy. Legia have picked up a total of 12 yellow cards in their 4 Europa League group stage games so far which is an average of 3 cards per game. Leicester were awarded more than 2 cards per game in just 1 out of 4 of their group stage clashes. This bet also landed in the reverse leg where Legia were awarded 4 cards while Leicester got just 2. I expect Leicester to have most of the ball and frustrate the visitors which could result in bookings for them. 17/20 looks a fantastic price with bet365 for this bet and I will take it as our main 1pt bet.
Leicester to score 2+ goals, Leicester 6+ corners & Legia 3+ cards
Odds correct as of 2021-11-25 08:57 Odds subject to change.
I am expecting a dominant Leicester performance here which would take them to the top of the group. Legia have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 6 out of 7 games in all competitions. Leicester had 8 corners in the reverse leg and Legia were awarded 4 yellow cards that day. For there to be 2 Leicester goals, 6 Leicester corners and 3 Legia cards, I think 11/4 is value with Paddypower and I will take that as my 2nd bet with a small 0.5pt stake.
Patson Daka & Mahir Emreli to score + Artur Jedrzejczyk BOOKED
Odds correct as of 2021-11-25 09:00 Odds subject to change.
Patson Daka has 4 goals in 4 Europa League appearances for Leicester. Mahir Emreli is Legia’s topscorer in the Europa League with 2 goals and also scored against Leicester in the reverse leg. Artur Jedrzejczyk is the most booked Legia player with 6 cards in 10 league games as well as 2 cards in 4 Europa League appearances. Combining these 3 selections gives us a juicy longshot @ 33/1 and I am happy to take it as our final bet with a very small 0.25pt stake.
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