Tip Leicester - Slavia Prague
Leicester City remains in the title chase in the Premier League after the 2-1 win over Aston Villa but in their first appearance in the Europa League, they also want to make headway. They will be hosting Czech side Slavia Prague in their return leg of the Europa League last 32 clash. The tie is still balanced at 0-0 from the opening leg in Prague and Leicester will know it isn’t going to be an easy ride. However, a six-game unbeaten run should give the hosts the needed confidence for this game. They have lost just once in the last 16 matches. Leicester have four clean sheets in their last six matches; they’ve scored eight and conceded twice in the last five matches. Four of their last six matches have produced under 2.5 goals but at home, they’ve scored two or more in three of the last five matches. The English side has four wins in the last five home matches. In their last two Europa League matches, Leicester have managed straight clean sheets and haven’t lost in the last four at home in this competition. They actually have three straight clean sheets and wins in Europa League matches at home, and in the four played, they’ve scored 10 goals and conceded just one. James Maddison limped off their win over Aston Villa and is expected to miss this clash but Leicester will not be short in attack.
Slavia Prague carry a 12-match unbeaten streak and know they have a chance in this as much as the hosts. The team has done well defensively, keeping clean sheets in three of their last five matches. After their draw with Leicester, the team was held to a 1-1 draw by Teplice in the domestic league. A repeat of that result will see them through and they will be hoping to carry their five-game unbeaten away run to this clash. The run has however been in the Czech league and having failed to score in their last two Europa League matches should worry them. Slavia Prague have three losses in four away matches in this competition, and they have no clean sheet in the last seven. Their last six away Europa League matches have produced over 2.5 goals, with the team conceding at least two in four of the last five away matches in the competition.
Key points Leicester - Slavia Prague
Slavia Prague have lost three of their last four away Europa League matches.
Slavia Prague have conceded two or more in four of the last five away Europa League matches.
Leicester City have scored 10 in their last four home matches in Europa League.
Leicester City are unbeaten in six matches.
Leicester City have four wins in the last five home matches.
Conclusion Leicester - Slavia Prague
Slavia Prague have a good run ahead of this game, but not in the Europa League. Both sides will seek the goals to make a difference in this tie, having ended 0-0 in the first leg. It will be an open game, just as Leicester love it, with their speedy forwards out to gain from this. In that respect, and looking at Slavia Prague’s away record in the competition, back this game to produce over 2.5 goals.
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Leicester Slavia Prague Prediction published on February 23, 2021