Brendan Rodgers and Leicester have a bit of work to do if they are to make it to the last-16 of this season’s Europa League. The Foxes travelled to the Czech Republic last week for the 1st leg of their round of 32 tie with Slavia Prague but returned with a 0-0 draw and not even a goal to show for their efforts. Leicester did return to winning ways on Sunday in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa and are currently third in England but if they are to stay in Europe this season they will perhaps need to score first or risk losing the tie. If Slavia were to score, Leicester would need to score two goals but they will be encouraged by the fact that they have kept four clean sheets in their last six matches. Leicester have also won four of their last five home games and have only let in two goals during that time and the English club also won each of their three group games without conceding a single goal.
Slavia Prague meanwhile, drew 1-1 with Czech side Teplice as they returned to domestic action on Sunday but they do still remain eight points clear at the top of the table. Slavia are unbeaten in 12 games since their final Europa League group game which ended in a 4-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen. The club from the Czech capital have drawn three of their last four matches and have kept three clean sheets in their last four but I think they will have their work cut out here if they are to beat to outscore their hosts.