THREE wins out of three for Leicester in the Champions League? Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) previews their match with FC Copenhagen for us.
Leicester v FC Copenhagen | Tuesday 19:45 | BT Sport Europe
Certainly not the most glamorous tie of Matchday 3 of the Champions League but Leicester v FC Copenhagen brings together two sides who’ve started this year’s competition well.
The Danish side have had a wonderful season so far and began their assault on this competition way back in mid-July. Crusaders, Astra Giurgiu and APOEL Nicosia were all beaten in the qualifying rounds and this excellent form has continued into the groups.
Perhaps they were a little fortunate to take a point from their match in Portugal against FC Porto but there was no fluke about their stunning 4-0 win at home to Club Brugge last time out.
Stale Solbaken’s side can not only boast about their European form this season but also have a domestic record to swoon over. A glance at the current Superliga table sees them sitting six points clear with no loss to their name.
Indeed FC Copenhagen have yet to lose in their 21 games so far this season and haven’t conceded a goal for almost a month. Whatever you think of their domestic league it’s an impressive record.
Leicester have found their domestic league a tough assignment this season and come into this game down in 13th position with eight points from their eight games.
It’s their home form that has kept them safe from the relegation zone though with all their league points accrued at the King Power. On top of this they also beat Porto in the Midlands in the previous game in this competition.
As mentioned numerous times since August it seems that the Foxes are channelling their energies into this competition rather than the Premier League and it may be prudent to score a line under their domestic form.
While it feels particularly harsh dismissing FC Copenhagen’s CV coming into this game I’m willing to chance Leicester here at a fair odds against.
It’s arguable that this will be the Danish side’s toughest test of the season so far and with a raucous crowd behind the Foxes, a renewed energy and with Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani back in the 11 I think 21/20 is too tempting to miss.
Leicester v FC Copenhagen – Leicester to win (21/20 Bet365)