Braga v Leicester tips – flying Foxes strong favourites

Leicester City went into the international break sitting top of the English Premier League and they’ve made short work of their Europa League group so far, with Brendan Rodgers’ side having enjoyed wins over Zorya Luhansk, AEK Athens and Braga.

Nine points from three matches means that the Midlands side are already virtually qualified for the knockout stage of the competition, with Leicester having scored nine goals and conceded just the one at this point in proceedings, although they’ll want to make sure of their place in the knockout stage as quickly as possible.

Are Leicester a Good Bet to Beat Braga?

Leicester will head to Portugal and visit the Estadio Municipal to face a team that they recently beat 4-0 at the King Power Stadium, with City trading as 5/4 favourites to claim a victory although it might be that Rodgers decides to leave a number of first-team players at home.

After all, the Midlands side already have nine points on the board and this game comes in between a trip to Liverpool and then a home clash against Fulham, with Rodgers likely to give the second string a run out in this game.

Kelechi Iheanacho was a star performer in the reverse fixture when scoring twice and Cengiz Under has been another regular feature in this competition, with Jamie Vardy likely to be given the night off for this clash.

Braga Looking for Revenge After Foxes Mauling

Braga will be happy enough to have six points on the board at the halfway stage of the group stage and the Portuguese side can even afford to lose this game against English opponents and then clash with AEK Athens holding a strong position.

However, a defeat against Leicester coupled with Athens beating Zorya means that both sides will be on six points going into that crunch match in Greece and it would make a big difference if Braga can get at least a draw from this game.

Braga are clearly among the stronger teams in the Portuguese Superliga and they previously enjoyed a 3-0 win against AEK before winning in the Ukraine although this will be a tougher assignment and it could be that the team adopt a cagier approach.

What Are the Best Bets for the Game?

We think it’s a dangerous prospect to bet on Leicester City to win this game because a draw would suit their purpose perfectly well for a match that they simply don’t need to win.

Indeed, if this clash ends all square, the Foxes will be on ten points and it’s unlikely that two other teams can reach that points tally, so we’d be in favour of betting this game to be all square rather than actually punt on the away win.

Despite Braga failing to score at the King Power Stadium, they did previously manage to bag five goals in their first two games in this competition and they surely can’t aim to go for the goalless draw in this clash.

Therefore, you could do worse than bet on the “Yes” option when it comes to the both teams to score betting market, while those desperate to back Leicester might want to consider the Foxes to win and both teams to find the net.


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