Brugge v Leicester City tips: Unpredictable Foxes head into Europe
Claudio Ranieri's Foxes make their Champions League debut tonight
September 14th, 2016
The Premier League season may have only just begun, however we feel it safe to assume that Leicester City won’t be repeating their title success of 2015/16. Indeed after their opening four games it looks pretty unlikely that they will even be challenging for a top four place at the end of the season.
This makes Leicester City’s Champions League adventure all the more important, given that it may be quite some time before they sit once again at the top table of the European game.
Claudio Ranieri moulded the Foxes into a unit which consistently succeeded in shutting out the most attack-minded sides in the Premier League such as Liverpool, Manchester City and Spurs.
Riyadh Mahrez and Jamie Vardy grabbed most of the headlines, however now that Ngolo Kante has departed for Chelsea things appear to have turned sour and the Foxes are stumbling along in no particular direction.
With Kante gone, clearly there is much missing from the side and the man brought in to replace him – Daniel Amartey – has as yet failed to impress.
All of this points towards a very tough evening for the Foxes in their first ever venture into the Champions League. Picking a winner in this match is pretty difficult given that Brugge are similarly unpredictable this season so far, however with the hosts enjoying some decent form at home and Leicester possessing players who could make an impact on tonight’s scoreline, we’ll be taking the easy option and backing Both Teams to Score at 13/15 with 888sport.
Bearing in mind the fact that all but one of Leicester City’s last five matches and two of Brugge’s last three have each returned over 2.5 total goals, going for a similar outcome tonight would seem like free money with Betfair going 6/5 for Over 2.5 goals.
Looking at goalscorers, Jamie Vardy has scored in each of Leicester City’s last two games and he sits at the top of the Anytime Goalscorer market for a very good reason, therefore at odds of 21/10 he represents excellent value to add to his goal-tally for the season in Belgium tonight.