It isn’t really going well for Leicester City this season and they will be out for some reprieve when they get to host Legia Warsaw in the UEFA Europa League. The two sides are in a tight Group C where three points separate the top from the bottom placed side. Leicester themselves go into this game in third place with five points and Legia Warsaw have six points in second place. Leicester are coming from a 3-0 loss to Chelsea in the Premier League and a win here will go a long way in restoring confidence in the team. They have no win inside 90 minutes in their last five matches and they have no clean sheet in the last 11. Three times in their last five matches, Leicester have conceded two or more goals and will hope for a better output defensively. They’ve however failed to score in just three of their last 10 matches, and one of them was against this same side they will be hosting. In those three matches they’ve failed to score in, they’ve lost. They’ve scored two or more goals in five of their last 10 matches.
Legia Warsaw have a poor run ahead of this game. Their 3-2 loss to Gornik Zabrze in the Polish topflight was their fourth straight defeat, and in each of those four matches, they conceded two or more goals. They’ve however failed to score in just one of their last five matches while they have one clean sheet in five. In their last 10 matches, Legia Warsaw have two wins, one against Leicester and the other in a cup game against Swit Skolwin. They’ve lost each of the other eight matches. There’s little to smile about in their away form too; the visitors have lost four of five away matches and conceded three or more in the losses, while keeping one clean sheet. Both teams have scored in three of the last four away matches.
This is a tight group and both these sides will be looking for some reprieve in this competition, having been far from convincing domestically. We expect each side to push for a win, which will open it up defensively, so both sides scoring is a possibility here.