Leicester City can take a massive step towards the Europa League knockout stages when they host Braga in Group G on Thursday night.
The Foxes come into the match in good form, having won their previous two games in the competition and most recently beat Leeds United 4-1 in the Premier League on Monday night.
Having won their last four games across all competitions, bet365 make Leicester 4/6(1.67) favourites to add to that on Thursday.
Braga are also in good form with six victories in a row but are 39/10(4.90) outsiders to win at the King Power Stadium and leapfrog Leicester in Group G.
Neither side have drawn a fixture this season and a first stalemate for both teams is available at 3/1(4.0) which would likely see the hosts remain top of the group by virtue of a better disciplinary record.
Timothy Castagne, Caglar Soyuncu, Daniel Amartey, Wilfred Ndidi and Ricardo Pereira all remain out for the Foxes, whilst James Maddison and Cengiz Under could feature from the start after coming off the bench against Leeds.
Rui Fonte is a long-term absentee for Braga, who otherwise have a full complement of players for this clash.
Two in-form teams facing off usually leads to a tight affair, especially with neither side wanting to lose ground on the other in Group G and two tough defences on show.
Braga’s strong backline have kept three clean sheets in their last four games and will certainly back themselves to keep things tight against a Leicester side who played as recently as Monday night.
The Foxes themselves have shipped just two goals in their last four in all competitions despite a relatively depleted defence, and so they too should be set for a strong performance.
There is no doubt that both sides have talented attacking players but defences could be set to take centre-stage for this one and bet365 go Evens (2.0) that fewer than three goals are scored.
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Source : goal.com