Leicester v Legia Warsaw betting tips: Must-win test for Rodgers
Leicester v Legia Warsaw betting tips and odds
Leicester host Europa League rivals Legia Warsaw on Thursday night with all four teams still in the running to make it through to the last 16 with just three points separating top and bottom in Group C.
The Foxes lost 1-0 in Warsaw at the end of September but they have since taken four points off Spartak Moscow to stay in contention in third place, a point behind Thursday’s opponents and two adrift of leaders Napoli.
Brendan Rodgers’ men are 1/6 to beat the Polish champions, whose title defence has been nothing short of a disaster, so let’s look at the odds in our Leicester v Legia Warsaw betting tips.
Leicester’s run of two wins in nine Premier League games has left them in the bottom half of the table but that is nothing compared with Legia’s performances in the top flight.
Legia Warsaw, 18/1 to win on Thursday, won their domestic title for a record 15th time last season but they sacked manager Czeslaw Michniewicz last month, a day after a 4-1 loss at Piast Gliwice consigned them to a fourth successive defeat.
However, his replacement Marek Golebiewski has not fared much better, losing his first three games in charge and that seven-game losing run means they are only off the foot of the table on goal difference.
City were outplayed by Premier League leaders Chelsea in Saturday’s 3-0 lunchtime defeat at the King Power where they were without key midfielder Youri Tielemans with a calf injury and he will miss Thursday’s game.
The hosts are 8/11 to win to nil or evens to win either half, score at least twice and blank the visitors in our Leicester v Legia Warsaw betting tips.
They are also available at 2/1 to win and keep a clean sheet, something they have yet to achieve in their two home games or in their last eight matches at the King Power.
Leicester drew 2-2 and 1-1 with Napoli and Spartak Moscow respectively and can be backed at 6/1 to share the spoils again or 8/1 with goals thrown into the equation.
Jamie Vardy led the line supported by Ademola Lookman and Harvey Barnes in a 3-4-3 formation on Saturday when Boubakary Soumare and Wilfred Ndidi played in central midfield.
Lookman was replaced by Kelechi Iheanacho at the break and with Leicester needing to win this game, the Nigerian could start against the Poles.
Jonny Evans, Daniel Amartey and Caglar Soyuncu formed a three-man defence with Marc Albrighton and Thomas Castagne on the flanks.
Legia played a 3-5-1-1 in the previous meeting in which Mahir Emreli scored the only goal as the sole striker but Golebiewski has been changing his team and formation in recent weeks, so Tomas Pekhart may start, although he was subbed at half-time on Sunday.
Vardy is the 2/1 favourite to draw first blood or 8/15 to score despite being without a goal in his last five appearances.
Patson Daka did not get off the bench at the weekend, so could start on Thursday and is 23/10 and 8/13 in the two markets while Iheanacho is 14/5 and 5/6.
Barnes is 7/2 and 5/4 but Amartey is 25/1 to open the scoring as he did against the Russians last time out or 8/1 to find the net.
Ernest Muci, Emreli and Pekhart are all 16/1 and 5/1 in the two markets as the last of our Leicester v Legia Warsaw betting tips.
Where: King Power Stadium
When: 20:00, Thursday 25th November
How to watch: BT Sport 2
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication