Leicester City vs Legia Warsaw
Leicester City and Legia Warsaw go head-to-head in a crunch UEFA Europa League Group C meeting at the King Power Stadium.
Spartak Moscow’s shock 2-1 home win over Napoli means Leicester could move to the top of Group C going into the group stage finale if they exact revenge on Legia. An unexpected 1-0 defeat in the reverse H2H in Warsaw is part of Leicester’s underwhelming Europa League campaign so far (W1, D2, L1), which ties in well with their lackluster showings of late. Brendan Rodgers’ men are winless in their last five outings across all competitions (D3, L2 – 90 mins only), including an embarrassing 3-0 home loss to Chelsea over the weekend. Leicester’s defensive woes have seen them concede an alarming 2+ goals in six of their last seven competitive games at the King Power Stadium, which threatens to render their scoring proficiency meaningless.
As for Legia, a brace of three-goal defeats at the hands of Napoli across the Europa League last two matchdays have undone their two-game winning start to Group C. Any hopes of getting back to winning ways will hinge on Legia’s ability to stay water-tight at the back, given that both of their Europa League wins this season have come by the same 1-0 scoreline. Worryingly, though, the Polish heavyweights have suffered four losses across their last five away games in all competitions (W1), conceding 3+ goals in each reverse. Having avoided defeat in only previous visits to England (D2), the visitors can find some comfort as they have to upset the odds in the East Midlands to remain in contention for a top-two finish in this group.