Friday, January 15, 2021

Prediction: Sporting Braga vs Leicester City

Prediction: Leicester City to win 1-0

Best Odds: 17/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

Sporting Braga and Leicester City will lock horns with each other in the Europa League this weekend. The Group G match is slated to kick off at 5:55pm UK time at Estadio Municipal de Braga on Thursday evening and promises to be an interesting game of football.

Sporting Braga

Braga are second in Europa League Group G at the moment with six points from three matches, three points behind leaders Leicester. Carlos Carvalhal’s side are doing well at the moment and are aiming to book their place in the knockout rounds of the European competition.

Os Arcebispos are second in the Portuguese Primeira Liga table at the moment with 15 points from seven matches, four points behind leaders Sporting Lisbon. Carvalhal’s team are having a very good season at the moment, and they will be confident of picking up at least a point against Leicester at home on Thursday evening.

Team news:

Braga central defender David Carmo is suspended for the match, which means that Raul Silva is likely to start.

Leicester City

Leicester have made a brilliant start to their 2020-21 Europa League campaign. Brendan Rodgers’s side have picked up nine points from three matches in Group G and look set to book their place in the knockout rounds of the Europa League.

Brendan Rodgers’s got the better of Braga 4-0 at the King Power Stadium before the international break and will fancy their chances of winning in Portugal. However, the Foxes lost the weekend, going down 3-0 to Liverpool away from home at Anfield in the Premier League.

Team news:

Timothy Castagne, Wilfred Ndidi and Ricardo Pereira could play for Leicester after recovering from injuries.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Leicester City have scored nine goals in three Europa League matches.
    Sporting Braga have scored five goals in three Europa League matches.
    Leicester City have conceded just once in the Europa League.
    Sporting Braga have conceded just five goals in the Europa League.
    Leicester City won 4-0 against Sporting Lisbon earlier this month.

Conclusion

Braga will be determined to win, but Leicester do have the better team and should eke out a narrow victory from the encounter in Portugal.

Prediction: Leicester City to win 1-0

Best Odds: 17/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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