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Leicester v Spartak Moscow betting tips: Daka can rally City

| 03.11.2021

Leicester v Spartak Moscow betting tips and odds

Patson Daka gets the chance to reprise his glorious Europa League performance against Spartak Moscow on Thursday as Leicester welcome the Russians to the King Power.

The Zambia striker scored three goals inside 10 minutes either side of half-time and added a fourth late on as the Foxes fought back to win 4-3, their first victory of the group stage against a team that had beaten Napoli in Italy in their previous game.

City are two points behind leaders Legia Warsaw in third place and are 3/10 to make it back-to-back wins, but there are plenty of other options in our Leicester v Spartak Moscow betting tips.

Match Odds

Leicester’s European adventure looked virtually over when they trailed 2-0 in Moscow a fortnight ago, but they still have a chance of finishing top of the tightest group in the competition in which three points separate first and fourth.

The goals flowed in the Russian capital and the hosts can be backed at 17/10 to win and concede once again or they are 16/5 to win and over 4.5 match goals.

Leicester lost 2-0 to Arsenal at the weekend, but Gunners goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale produced a series of breathtaking saves to keep Brendan Rodgers’ side at bay, so the Foxes boss perhaps should not be too concerned by that result.

Spartak finished runner-ups in the Russian top flight last season, but almost halfway through the campaign they find themselves in ninth spot having lost 7-1 at champions Zenit a week last Sunday.

In our #GetAPrice section, City to win, both teams to score and over 3.5 goals in the match is available at 5/2, while at least four goals in the match is 6/5 in our Leicester v Spartak Moscow betting tips.

Leicester have been behind in all three group games this season and are 7/1 to win from a losing position, while the Russians are 10/1 to lead at the break and fail to win as they did two weeks ago.

Talking Tactics

Rodgers started with Daka and Kelechi Iheanacho up front in a 3-4-1-2 formation in which James Maddison played behind the front two, with Boubakary Soumare and Youri Tielemans in central midfield roles and Luke Thomas on the left and Ricardo Pereira on the right.

Jamie Vardy started Saturday’s defeat and the fact he played the whole game suggests he may be on the bench on Thursday, although Iheanacho was hooked at half-time so it remains to be seen who starts in attack.

Pereira missed Saturday’s game with a muscle problem and Ayoze Perez was also absent with a new bug, so they are doubtful for Thursday.

Spartak lined up in a 3-4-2-1 two weeks ago with former Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses playing on the right.

Goalscorer Odds

Daka is almost certain to start and is 11/4 to break the deadlock and 4/5 just to score, while Iheanacho is 16/5 and 19/20 in the two markets.

Harvey Barnes made an impact off the bench at the weekend and is 7/2 to grab the first goal or 6/5 in the anytime market, with Maddison and Tielemans 9/5 and 23/10 to get on the scoresheet in our Leicester v Spartak Moscow betting tips.

Alexander Sobolev bagged a double against Leicester and is 9/1 to score the game’s first goal once more or 14/5 to find the net, while Jordan Larsson is 16/5 to score against City again.

Match Info

Where: King Power Stadium

When: 20:00, Thursday 4th November

How to watch: BT Sport 2

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner