class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>A Foxes victory will ensure they finish top of Europa League Group G and our tipster is backing them to come out on top at the King Power Stadium
The top spot in Group G is up for grabs when Leicester host AEK Athens in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
Although they currently occupy first place, the Foxes were defeated 1-0 at Zorya last week and so are level on points with Braga heading into this one.
Leicester City vs AEK Athens Latest Odds
Having won the reverse fixture 2-1 in Greece, bet365 make Leicester just 3/10 (1.30) to take the points again at the King Power Stadium.
AEK’s only win in this season’s Europa League came at Zorya on matchday three but they are 8/1 (9.0) outsiders to end a disappointing campaign with another away victory.
A draw will be enough for Leicester to finish first if Braga fail to win their match, and it is 19/4 (5.75) that the Foxes are forced to settle for a point.
Leicester City vs AEK Athens Team News
Jamie Vardy missed the defeat at Zorya last week but could return here, with Brendan Rodgers likely to play a strong team in search of victory although he is without Caglar Soyuncu and Ricardo Pereira
Emmanuel Insua is suspended for AEK but aside from that, the Greek side have no other injuries or suspensions so Massimo Carrera can pick essentially his strongest side for this one.
Leicester City vs AEK Athens Preview
While victory is not a necessity for Leicester, it would ensure they are seeded for the last-32 draw and Rodgers is unlikely to want to take too many chances on Thursday.
Confidence in the Foxes camp should be fairly high after their last-gasp 2-1 triumph over Sheffield United on Sunday ended a run of four games without a win in all competitions, although it did make it five matches since they kept a clean sheet.
Meanwhile, AEK have lost three of their last four fixtures, most recently going down 2-1 at home to Panathinaikos – making it two fixtures in a row where they have scored but failed to win.
Leicester City vs AEK Athens Tips and Predictions
Leicester should have too much for AEK but with a fairly leaky defence, they may not have it all their own way and bet365’s offer of 13/8 (2.88) on a home win in which both teams score looks the best play for this Europa League fixture.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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