Premier League defending champions Leicester City welcome the Belgian Pro League defending champions Club Brugge to the King Power Stadium in the Champions League on Tuesday night, and are big favourites to see past the win-shy visitors to book their place in the knockout round of the European competition.
Leicester v Club Brugge
November 22nd 2016
Live on BT Sport 3 / BT Sport 3 HD
Home side Leicester City have been inconsistent in domestic competition this season but are enjoying a near perfect start to life in Europe. The Foxes find themselves top of Group G with 10 points from a possible 12, having beaten Club Brugge, FC Porto and FC Copenhagen before drawing to Porto in the reverse fixture, and are still yet to concede a goal for their troubles.
Claudio Ranieri’s men have put their entire focus on progressing in Europe this season and a win over bottom side Club Brugge would likely see them into the next round as group winners. Leicester have a 100% home record in the Champions League to take to Club Brugge, whom they’ve already comfortable beaten in their first meeting earlier in the season, and the visitors’ winless run is likely to continue this week.
Visitors Brugge are propping up the Group G table without a point to their name from their four European outings so far. The Belgian champions have scored just one goal too and could well find themselves shut out at the King Power Stadium as a result of Leicester’s tight defensive record. The away side have conceded five goals from two away games without reply in the Champions League and are unlikely to buck the trend this week given they can’t progress in the group and are all ruled out of a Europa League spot (for teams who finish third), while City have qualification to play for on Tuesday. As a result, Leicester are 1/2 with Betfair to win against Club Brugge.
With Leicester City boasting a 100% home record against a Club Brugge side without a single point to their name in the Champions League this season, the hosts should come out on top. Leicester are 1/2 with Betfair to win against Club Brugge as a result and could enjoy a shutout too with the visitors scoring just once in Europe this season ahead of a trip to face a City defence yet to concede from four games.