Match date: 22 Nov 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: UEFA Champions League
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 1 (-1.25 AH)
| Match result:
2-1 - Lost 1/2
Title defenders in English Premier league Leicester are out of title race after 12 rounds played in new season as they stands at 14th spot at the table with 16 points less than current leaders Chelsea, they are in pretty bad shape at this moment and in previous two rounds of Premier league were defeated by Watford and West Brom, however in their first appearance in Champions league ever they were pretty good and after four rounds are at leading position in group g with three victories and one draw, they scored five goals in those four games and so far saved their net in all matches. They will host Club Brugge in 5th round and in case of victory they would secure their placement into knockout stage, in first meeting with guests in September they achieved convincing victory in Belgium and i'm sure that now can repeat that here in front of their fans and end that streak of four games without victory. In last campaign hosts achieved really amazing results but it will be difficult for any team to repeat that in next period, if we take a look on teams in Premier league now, especially on those which are involved into a title race it would be really hard for even strongest teams from other European leagues to win the title here. Hosts leaved their dream in previous season, now must try to end that series of bad results in order to avoid further dropping of their position in league, here are clear favorites and i'm sure that will mange to overcome side from Belgium once again and reach knockout stage one round before the end of group stage. Coach Ranieri can't count on injured first goalkeeper Schmeichel (8/0), defender Chilwell (0/0), midfielders Mendy (1/0), James (0/0) and forward Slimani (6/3).
Club Brugge on the other hand showed pretty poor performances in Europe in this season and in previous four rounds failed to earn single point, they are at last spot in group G and in case of defeat tonight their European journey will be ended, one match more will play but now are five points behind third placed Copenhagen and all hopes for surviving in Europe will vanish in case of defeat which i'm pretty sure that won't be avoided in this game. Guests simple didn't showed what was needed to confront to a decent European teams and i really doubt that can avoid defeat on this trip to England. In domestic league they are at 4th spot in Championship group with six points less than leaders Waregem and for sure are one of main candidates for the title. They scored only one goal in four rounds of Champions league group stage and were pretty bad so far, i don't believe that here can do something more and avoid defeat against much stronger team, however guests maybe can see their chance in bad form of Leicester and will try to surprise, still difference in quality of these two teams is pretty big and i don't see how guests can overcome Foxes tonight. Visitors are coming to this game without injured defender Engels (4/1), midfielder Vormer (14/2) and forward Diaby (11/0).
Leicester are marked as favorites for this game and i have no doubts that will manage to achieve victory which would secure their placement into knockout stage, hosts were pretty bad in English Premier league so far but now main focus is on reaching knockout stage, they want victory here and i'm sure that can overcome not so great guests here in front of their fans without bigger problems.