Slavia Prague vs Leicester City
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 18 February 2021
Kick-Off at 17.55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Sinobo Stadium, Prague.
Leicester have been one of the most pleasant surprises of the English Premier League so far in the season. They may not be in contention of winning the trophy once again (after 2015/16 season), but the Foxes on the best way to clinch a top-four finish come May and secure the elite continental competition next season.
Brendan Rodgers is doing a phenomenal job with this group of players. Leicester have not been impressive in the domestic league only.
They enjoyed a terrific run en route to topping their Europa League group ahead of Sporting Braga, Zorya Luhansk, and AEK Athens. The team scored 14 and conceded just 5 goals in the process.
The Foxes will travel to the Czech Republic in the highest of spirits after beating the defending Premier League champions Liverpool 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at King Power. They have now won three and drawn one of the last four matches in all competitions.
Can Leicester keep such a splendid form going and claim the victory in the first leg of this Europa League R32 tie against Slavia Prague?
Slavia Prague vs Leicester City Head-to-head
This will be the first head to head encounter between the two sides.
Slavia Prague vs Leicester Prediction
Slavia could be a tough nut to crack for the Foxes, though. The Czech champions have managed to clinch some impressive European results in the last couple of years, just under the current head coach Jindich Trpisovsky.
Slavia will easily defend the title in the domestic league this season. They are 10 points clear at the top of the standings with a fantastic record of 16 wins and 3 draws in 19 games thus far.
However, such an impressive record will count for little when the Czech take on one of the best English teams of the season.
With all due respect to the Czechs, Premier League is at least two classes above, and we have to look at Leicester as clear favourites to progress here.
Slavia could, at least, make the visitors struggle for goals in the first leg given they have only conceded 11 goals in 19 league outings this term. The Under 2.5 goals FT pick looks nice at the 1.90 odds, while we will also try with Leicester to win 1-0 at the 8.50 odds.