Leicester City Aim to End Winless Run at Home Against Legia Warszawa

    Leicester City vs Legia Warszawa Preview 25/11/2021

    25 Nov 2021 | Europa League | Preview
    Leicester City Aim to End Winless Run at Home Against Legia Warszawa
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    The 2021/22 UEFA Europa League continues with the fifth round of group fixtures this week and on Thursday the 25th of November we have a meeting between Leicester City and Legia Warszawa.

    This hosts are currently third in the group on 5 points and the visitors are second in the group on 6 points, so this is an important fixture in terms of qualification to the knockout stages.

    Leicester City come into the match having suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at home against Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday. The Foxes were second best for much of the game and need to improve if they are going to push for European qualification in the Premier League again this season.

    That result means Leicester City have failed to win any of their last 4 games in all competitions. There have been defeats at home against Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier League plus a draw at Leeds United in the English top-flight. Leicester City were also held to a 1-1 draw at home by Spartak Moscow in the Europa League.

    Trends show Leicester City find it difficult to win matches in the Europa League and they have won just 1 of their last 6 matches in the competition.

    However, Leicester City are unbeaten in 5 of their last 6 home Europa League games but have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 3 at the King Power Stadium.

    Legia Warszawa travel to England on the back of a 3-2 loss at Górnik Zabrze in the Ekstraklasa on the weekend. Despite coming back from an early 2 goal deficit, Legia Warszawa conceded the decisive goal in the 90th minute, which came as a big blow.

    That result means Legia Warszawa continue to struggle near the bottom of the Ekstraklasa and they have lost each of their last 4 matches in all competitions.

    In addition to 3 straight defeats in the Ekstraklasa, Legia Warszawa lost 4-1 at home against Napoli in the Europa League. That was the second of two successive defeats in the competition with the first coming away from home against the same opposition.

    Trends show Legia Warszawa have won only 2 of their last 13 away Europa League fixtures and have failed to score a goal in 8 of those 12 games.

    Looking ahead to the team news and Leicester City continue without the injured trio of Ricardo Pereira, Youri Tielemans, Wesley Fofana. James Justin is back in training but this match comes too soon.

    Legia Warszawa could be without experienced goalkeeper Artur Boruc and midfielder Bartosz Kapustka will definitely miss out due to a knee injury.

    Both teams are out of form coming into this match but with home advantage, Leicester City have to be the favourites. Brendan Rodgers is expected to select a strong starting XI and The Foxes could secure a narrow 1 goal victory to move above their opponents in the group.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    1 - 0
    1.17 8.60 19.00 -1 1 1
    3 - 1(3 - 1)
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