Leicester City vs Club Brugge – Preview and Prediction
Leicester City have one foot firmly in the knockout stages of the Champions League, as the Premier League champions have taken an outstanding 10 points out of a possible 12, without conceding a single goal in Group G.
After performing so well thus far in Europe’s elite competition, the Foxes will be looking to seal the deal in style in front of their home supporters. After already thumping Club Brugge in Belgium a couple of months ago, Leicester should have no problems seeing them off at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.
Leicester City to Win – 6/5 at
Leicester City to Win to Nil – 13/10
Strangely, despite going great guns in Europe, Leicester have struggled domestically this season. Claudio Ranieri’s men have already lost two more Premier League matches than they did in their entire campaign last year, and they are currently looking dangerously over their shoulders in 14th place in the league table. Before the international break, the Foxes fell to a disappointing 2-1 home loss to West Bromwich Albion.
As for Club Brugge, last season’s Belgian champions are making a better fist of their title defence. Michel Preud-homme’s men sit fourth in the Belgian Pro League, six points adrift of surprise runaway leaders Waregem. Despite doing okay domestically, Brugge have lost all four of their Champions League Group G fixtures, scoring just one goal in the process.
We fancy Leicester to win well in front of their home supporters in this one, and we like the look of the home side to win -1, which you can get at 6/5 with Ladbrokes. We also believe there’s good value in Coral’s generous odds of 13/10 for the Foxes to win to nil at the King Power. Leicester have already managed that three times in the group stage, and we’re backing them to make that four on Tuesday.
Recent Head To Head Record
Club Brugge 0-3 Leicester City, September 2016
When the PL champions travelled to the Jan Breydal Stadium back in mid-September, they were dominant throughout, and the 3-0 scoreline did not flatter them one bit. A Riyad Mahrez brace and a Marc Albrighton strike was enough to secure the comfortable victory in Bruges. If you fancy the Foxes to repeat that 3-0 scoreline on Tuesday, Betfair have it available at 9/1.
After securing narrow wins over FC Porto and FC Copenhagen at the King Power, the Leicester City fans will be hoping for a little bit more breathing space in this one. We feel the home side are more than capable of putting on a show on their own patch. Therefore, we also like the look of BetVictor’s 31/10 for Ranieri’s troops to win -2. Leicester have made light work of their maiden Champions League campaign so far, and we feel there’s plenty more to come from the Foxes.