The Foxes have been impressive in the UEFA Champions League and will look to trouble the in-form Spanish side on Wednesday night.
Leicester City continue their UEFA Champions League run on Wednesday night as they travel to Spain to take on high-flying Sevilla. The current Premier League champions clash with Los Blanquirrojos in the first leg of the round of 16 tie with the hope of qualifying to last-eight of the Champions League. Sevilla will look to go past the round of 16 in the Champions League for the first time in this competition. This is the first competitive match between Sevilla and Leicester City.
Sevilla qualified for the knockout round after finishing second in their group behind Juventus – winning two, drawing two and losing one. Sevilla are favourites to progress to the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League, with a price of (1.38) by SportyBet.
Leicester are doing pretty well in the Champions League, after reaching the last-16 of the tournament – topping Group G, ahead of FC Porto, Club Brugge and FC Copenhagen. Exactly the opposite of the Champions League form, the Premier League champions are one point above the relegation zone in the league and were dumped out of the FA Cup on Saturday by League One team Millwall – their 4th loss in last 5 games in England. Leicester have performed poorly in recent times and are rightly quoted as underdogs in this tie by SportyBet at (8.37).
The game finishing in a stalemate after 90 minutes is available at (4.89).
The Spanish team Sevilla are currently challenging for the La Liga title having lost only four matches out of 23 this season. They have done well at home this campaign in their domestic league, ending Real Madrid’s 40-match unbeaten streak in La Liga. They have kept more clean sheets than any other team in this season’s Champions League (5 in 6 games), and another one against The Foxes tonight is priced at (1.89).
Since the beginning of the year, Leicester have only scored seven goals – all in cup competitions. Jamie Vardy who is their top striker, has had two shots on target in his first 424 minutes in the Champions League – none of them have found the back of the net. Backing the outcome of the away team scoring under 0.5 comes in at odds of (1.89) with SportyBet.
Jorge Sampaoli will likely play some of his players who are familiar with the Premier League’s style. Samir Nasri, who is on-loan from Manchester City and another ex City player Stevan Jovetic have both become key players in the team. Jovetic has already scored three times and earning three assists since signing in January. Jovetic is backed by SportyBet to draw the first blood for Sevilla at odds of (4.75).
Jamie Vardy is set to lead Leicester City’s attack and is (4.30) to score anytime. Sevilla’s other strikers – Wissam Ben Yedder (15) and Luciano Vietto (10) have scored a combined 25 goals this season. The strikers have both been priced at odds of (1.90) to score for Sevilla in this tie. The Foxes are waiting on Slimani’s groin injury situation, but in case he gets the nod to play – he is tipped at odds of (4.05) to score anytime. Shinji Okazaki is backed by SportyBet to score for The Foxes at (4.80) odds.
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