Leicester are scattered in 3rd place in Group C with five points. Napoli, hosted by Spartak Moscow at the Otkritie Arena on Thursday morning, tops the standings. Legia Warszawa is in 2nd place with six points. If Legia wins over Leicester, it will qualify for the round of 16, provided Spartak Moscow does not win over Napoli.
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Leicester vs Legia’s first duel took place in September in Warsaw, where the hosts got 3 points thanks to a 1-0 win. It was Leicester’s first time facing a Polish club, while Legia have played against an English club three times, winning twice and losing once.
In his adventures in the Europa League this season, Leicester have been less than impressive at home. Brendan Rodgers’ men drew against Napoli (2-2) and Spartak Moscow (1-1). While their trip to Moscow ended in a 4-3 victory. Leicester will travel to Napoli on the last matchday.
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Brendan Rodgers pegged two wins in the last two games. “We have to win the next two games. And if we do that, we will win the group,” he said.
King Power Stadium is not too scary for opponents. In the 2021/2022 English Premier League, Leicester lost back-to-back home games against London clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal. Jamie Vardy et al were thrown to 12th place in the 2021/2022 Premier League standings with 15 points, only 6 points ahead of Burnley who are stuck in 18th position or the relegation zone.
The Foxes have not shown their best performance in the Europa League competition. They are winless in their last three matches in all competitions. However, the opponent faced also experienced a decline. Legia have lost 8 of their last 9 matches in all competitions and are likely to be relegated from the top flight if such a run continues.
Legia were crowned Polish League champions for the second time in a row last season. But, are now on the verge of relegation, second from last in the standings.