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Europa League – Leicester vs Spartak M: Betting Preview

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

There is a disappointment for Leicester City, both in the Premier League and on this European deck as they have been limping their way through. Luckily, the Foxes have earned a place in the next phase of the League Cup by winning a penalty shootout against Brighton. However, the Europa League dream stay far from sight at the moment for the home side. The Russian outfit is also facing a similar fate this season, both in domestic as well as the elite European tournament. Spartak Moskva will need to find the edge tonight, as Leicester will hope to gain points on the home advantage.

Season facts for Leicester and Spartak Moskva.

Facts are calculated for Europa League

  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Leicester’s last 5 of 7 matches;
  • Leicester conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Leicester’s last 2 of 4 matches.
  • Spartak Moskva has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • Spartak Moskva conceded in the last 22 of 24 matches;
  • Spartak Moskva conceded the last 10 matches in a row;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Spartak Moskva’s last 5 of 7 matches.

Lineup Leicester vs Spartak Moskva

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Current form — Leicester v. Spartak Moskva

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

Leicester hope for some glory this season

It has been up and down for Leicester going into this match as league results offer little sense of progress. Leicester have been all in their last 3 matches, which brought added 4 points to their tally. They claimed a 2-1 win against Brentford, before drawing 2-2 with Brighton. This little streak came to an end when Arsenal proved too strong in a 2-0 defeat for Leicester.

Spartak Moskva need to see a victory

The away side has been immensely struggling to get the three points for the last four games. Spartak drew against Dinamo M by 2-2 followed by a defeat at the hands of Leicester at home by 4-3. Later, they were thrashed 7-1 by Zenit away from home, and the most recent one was a draw against Rostov by 1-1 at home.

Leicester v. Spartak Moskva — fixture history

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

The Foxes look to extend superior advantage.

Their latest encounter in the Europa League was a seven-goal thriller as Leicester won 4-3 against Spartak Moskva. A result out of the ordinary, but The Foxes are no strangers to high scoring matches. Leicester have the following 1-0-0 meeting statistics with Spartak Moskva.

Full Time Betting

Analysing the prices with the bookmakers, Leicester are given an 80% chance of beating Spartak Moskva. That equals odds at 1.25 on the home side to win, while the draw sits at 5.75. Placing a bet on the away win for the visitors returns you odds 11.00. Leicester won just 3 of their last 10 home league games. Spartak Moskva lost 3 of their last 10 away league games.


BTTS 1.95 vs 1.80 Over / Under – stats message


Over/Under Betting

The bookies seem to think this match will see plenty of goals and betting on over 2.5 goals pays out at odds of 1.53. A price that equals a 65% chance of this match seeing a minimum of 3 goals. Should you prefer a low scoring bet your best odds are 2.50 for under 2.5 goals. Leicester’s last 6 home league games saw an average of 2.8 goals per match. 6 of Leicester’s last 6 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Spartak Moskva’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.6 goals per game. 4 of Spartak Moskva’s last 6 away matches went over 2.5 goals.

First Goal Scorer