Leicester City 2-0-0, Sporting Braga 2-0-0
11/5/20 3 pm
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Leicester City is hosting Sporting Braga at King Power Stadium in round 3 in the UEFA Europa League.
Leicester is on a fantastic 4-game winning streak during which they have beat some great teams like Arsenal and Leeds. Leicester’s last game was against Leeds on the road in the EPL, and they have won that game 1-4. In the Europa League, Leicester is undefeated, and they are at the top of their group with 6 points, 5 scored goals, and only 1 conceded goal. Vardy, Barnes, Choudhury, Iheanacho, and Maddison have each scored 1 goal for Leicester in the Europa League so far. Iheanacho has also added 2 assists. Pereira and Soyuncu are both injured, and they will miss this game. In their latest Europa League, Leicester was playing against AEK Athens on the road, and they were solid with 48% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 71% of the correct passes. With 2 scored goals in the first half, Leicester has won this game 1-2. Leicester is in 2nd place in the EPL standings, and they are one of the best offensive teams in the EPL this season. Leicester is playing great soccer, and not only they can beat any team in the EPL, but they can also defeat any team in the Europa League.
Sporting is also in great form, and they are on a 6-game winning streak. Sporting is in 3rd place in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, while they are in second place in their Europa League group with 6 points, 5 scored goals, and 1 conceded goal. Paulinho has scored 2 goals for Sporting in the Europa League, while Galeno, Gaita, and Horta have each scored 1 goal. Esgaio has added 2 assists, while Silva, Galeno, and Paulinho have all added 1 assist. Rui Fonte is the only injured player for Sporting at this time. In their last match in the Europa League, Sporting was playing against Zorya on the road, and they have had 43% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 2 big chances created, and 75% of accurate passes. Sporting has scored 2 quick goals at the start of the game, while Zorya scored 1 goal in the 96th minute. Sporting has won this match 1-2 on the road. Sporting has won its last Primeira Liga against Famalicao at home, and despite having an extra player on the field, Sporting was not effective in this game, and they have won this match only 1-0. Sporting is a good team, and they are always close to the top of the table in the Primeira Liga, but they just can’t make that final step towards the title.
I think this will be an exciting match, but not only Leicester is dangerous in the attacking end, but they are also solid defensively, especially at home. Even though I think Sporting could score a goal here, I will side with Leicester at home.