Saturday, May 15, 2021

Over 2.5 goals at Leicester vs Braga 10/11 for Thursday’s Europa League showdown

Competition: Europa League

Market: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 10/11 @ 888sport

Hoping to extend on their 100% European run in midweek, Leicester will welcome Portuguese giants Braga to the King Power on Thursday night.

Starting with the hosts, while back-to-back defeats against Aston Villa and West Ham either side of the international break might have been a concern for Leicester fans, the Foxes have bounced back in impressive fashion. Managing to extend their winning run to four contests on the bounce earlier in the week, Brendan Rodgers’ men landed an eye-catching 4-1 romp away at Elland Road and have managed to open their Europa League adventure with back-to-back victories. Landing a 2-1 win away at Greek outfit AEK Athens last week, it could be well worth keeping an eye out for a red-hot Jamie Vardy on Thursday night. Once again finding the net against the Premier League returners on Monday, the former England international has recorded eight goals in as many appearances so far this season.

As for the visitors, also managing to extend on their own very impressive winning run over the weekend, Braga suddenly find themselves in the midst of a very impressive purple patch. Opening up their Europa League campaign with a 3-0 romp against AEK last month, the Reds managed to follow that up with a 2-1 victory away at Ukranian side Zorya. Sat in pole position to secure their spot in the knockout stage, Head Coach and one-time Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal will be boosted by his side’s recent performances on foreign soil. Including a shock victory away at another Premier League outfit in Wolves last season, Braga have won five of their last six matches away from the Estádio Municipal de Braga. With all four of Braga’s and Leicester’s Europa League contests seeing over 2.5 goals, we’re backing a similar outcome on Thursday.

Bet: Over 2.5 goals at Leicester vs Braga 10/11 for Thursday’s Europa League showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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