Kick-off: 1745, 30/09/2021
Stadium: The Marshall Jozef Piłsudski’s Municipal Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Leicester’s stuttering start to the season continued at the weekend but they are producing plenty of entertainment at least.
The Foxes have been far from solid in defence and had to settle for a 2-2 draw at home to Burnley in the Premier League, just as they did in their Europa League Group C opener against Napoli.
We’re expecting more goals in the Polish capital on Thursday and both teams to score at 4/5 is our opening Legia Warsaw vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Legia Warsaw’s Betting Odds
Leicester may have made a slow start to the season but it has been a similar story for the Polish champions, who have not faced English opposition since coming up against Blackburn in the group stage of the Champions League in 1995.
Four defeats from their first seven games means they are languishing in 14th place in the 18-team Polish League, although they do have games in hand.
Their latest setback was a 3-2 defeat at home to Rakow Czestochowa on Saturday, when goalkeeper Cezary Miszta admitted the team “played a very bad match”.
They already have three points on the board in this group at least after grabbing an injury-time winner to beat Spartak Moscow 1-0 a fortnight ago.
Leicester should have much more attacking quality though and an away win with over 2.5 goals appeals at 27/20 in the Legia Warsaw vs Leicester odds.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester looked set to take early control of the group when they went 2-0 up against Napoli, only for the Italian side to hit back and snatch a point.
Ayoze Perez’s first goal since March and Harvey Barnes’ second-half strike gave the Foxes a commanding lead but Victor Osimhen’s brace denied them victory.
Leicester’s frustrations were compounded when Wilfred Ndidi was sent off in injury time, meaning he misses the trip to Poland.
The absence of the defensive midfielder means less protection for a Leicester defence which remains without James Justin and Wesley Fofana, while Jonny Evans could miss out again as he continues to battle with a foot problem.
Boss Brendan Rodgers has plenty of options up front though, even if he drops Jamie Vardy to the bench as he did against Napoli.
For our final Legia Warsaw vs Leicester prediction, let’s back the visitors to win 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 at 13/4.
LEGIA WARSAW 2-3 Rakow Czestochowa – Mahir Madatov, Ihor Kharatin
LEICESTER 2-2 Burnley – Jamie Vardy (2)
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