Leicester City and Legia Warsaw face off on Thursday in a UEFA Europa League group stage showdown at King Power Stadium. When these two teams faced off in September it was Legia Warsaw that came away with the 1-0 victory. In that game, Leicester City had 65 percent of the possession but they couldn’t find the back of the net.
Leicester City comes into this game sitting in 3rd place in the standings having picked five points this year. Leicester City’s last game in the Europa League was against Spartak Moscow, and that game ended in a 1-1 draw. Overall this season, Leicester City has been inconsistent and in their last game overall, they lost to Chelsea 3-0. The last win for Leicester City in any league came against Brentford, all the way back on October 24th. In this game, if Leicester City wants to win this game they are going to need to find a way to get the offense going.
On the other side of this matchup is Legia Warsaw who sit in 2nd place in Group C having picked up six points. The last game inside the Europa League was against Napoli back on November 4th, and the defense really struggled in that game giving up four goals. Since that game they have lost two straight games, and they gave up six goals during that two stretch of games. Legia Warsaw did score two goals in that game, but they gave up a goal in the 96th minute, and that led to the loss. After so much success last season, Legia Warsaw currently sits in 17th place in the Polish League. In this game if they want any chance in this game the defense is going to need to be better.
This is going to be a coming-out party of sorts for the Leicester City offense. Leicester City has been inconsistent, but they are going to find plenty of success against the terrible Legia Warsaw defense. Back Leicester City to win this game -1.5.