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Europa League – Leicester vs Legia W: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Europa League match between Leicester City and Legia Warsaw and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

The Europa League season has not panned out as expected for Leicester City as they face Legia Warsaw tonight in a Group C encounter. Believe it or not, the Foxes are sunk at the bottom of the table at the moment with their opponents just above them with one point.

The Polish club have struggled to get points in a tough group with Spartak and Napoli occupying the first two positions. A win tonight for either team will prove decisive before going into the final game week of the competition.

Leicester will hope that they snatch the three points tonight if they wish to keep the dream for the silverware alive, having seen below average Premier League campaign so far.

Stats and facts for Leicester and Legia Warszawa.

Facts are calculated for Europa League

  • Leicester did not win the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Leicester’s last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Leicester conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Leicester’s last 2 of 4 matches.
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Legia Warszawa’s last 5 of 7 matches;
  • Legia Warszawa scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Legia Warszawa conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Legia Warszawa’s last 2 of 4 matches.

Lineup Leicester vs Legia Warszawa

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Current form — Leicester v. Legia Warszawa

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

The Foxes struggling for results

The Foxes will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. It is not all bad, but it is not fantastic either for Leicester right now with just 2 points from their last 3 matches. They first drew 1-1 against Spartak Moskva, followed by another draw. This time 1-1 against Leeds, before going down in a 3-0 defeat against Chelsea.

The Militarians slumps to new low

Results have been abysmal lately for Legia Warsaw, who will be desperate to turn a page in their upcoming fixture. They have lost each of their last four fixtures starting from a 2-0 loss to Pogon followed by a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Napoli. The Polish side then lost to Stac Mielac and Gornik by 3-1 and 3-2, respectively.

Leicester v. Legia Warszawa — fixture history

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Legia Warszawa usually come out on the top

The latest match between Legia Warszawa and Leicester was a tight encounter that saw Legia Warszawa running away with a small 1-0 victory. Leicester have the following 0-0-1 meeting statistics with Legia Warszawa.

Full Time Betting

Bookmakers offer prices on this upcoming match, whether you like to bet accumulators or singles. Analysing the prices with the bookmakers, Leicester have an 86% chance of beating Legia Warszawa. That equals odds at 1.17 on the home side to win, while the draw is 7.50. One could also add the away win at 18.00 to a nice accumulator. Leicester claimed a modest 3 wins from their previous 10 home league matches. They split the points with the visiting team 3 times, whilst losing 1 time. Legia Warszawa won 2 of their last 10 away league games while drawing 5 times. They were left with 3 defeats out of a possible 10.

Both teams scored a goal in 3 of the last 10 home league matches for Leicester. Both teams also found the back of the net 2 times in the previous 10 league games away for Legia Warszawa.

BTTS

The prices available with the bookmakers indicate the chance of both teams to score (BTTS) is as low as 47% in this match. This equals odds around 2.15 while going the other way and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.67. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 60%. The last 7 home league games for Leicester averaged 2.7 goals per game with BTTS paying out 3 of these last 7 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Legia Warszawa, the average total goals were 1.6 with 2 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

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Over/Under Betting

The chance of this match going over 2.5 goals is as high as 68% judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This amounts to a payout of odds of 1.47 if you wish to place a bet on OVER 2.5 goals. Accordingly, betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds of 2.63. Leicester’s last 7 home league games saw an average of 2.7 goals per match. 5 of Leicester’s last 7 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Legia Warszawa’s last 10 away league games averaged 1.6 goals per game. 6 of Legia Warszawa’s last 7 away matches went over 2.5 goals.

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