Leicester City welcome Spartak Moscow for an intense battle in the Europa League. The last time these sides played each other, it resulted in an instant classic. And we expect the same this time around as well.
Leicester City vs Spartak Moscow LIVE in UEFA Europa League: When and where will the match take place?
The match is scheduled to take place at Leicester City’s home ground, King Power Stadium. The match is set to take place on the 5th of November at 1:30 am IST.
Leicester City vs Spartak Moscow LIVE in UEFA Europa League: Live Streaming
The match will be available for the viewers LIVE on the Sony Ten 1. The match will also be broadcast on Jio TV and Sony LIVE.
Leicester City vs Spartak Moscow LIVE in UEFA Europa League: Preview
Leicester City: Leicester City have had a “topsy-turvy” season. The foxes lost to Arsenal on the weekend and are in 11th place in the Premier League. This is a do-or-die match for the club considering they are in 3rd place in the Europa League table.
Spartak Moscow: Spartak too have had a bad start to the season and are in 9th place in the Russian Premier League. They have not won in their last four outings and would be hungry to get a win this time around.
Leicester City: Justin, Albrighton, Mendy, and Fofana won’t be a part of the game owing to injuries. Ayoze Perez and Pereira are also doubtful for the Europa League match. The rest of the squad looks fit and ready to play against Spartak Moscow.
Spartak Moscow: Spartak will be without Ponce, Melkadze, Umyarov, and Maslov for the Europa League fixture. The rest of the squad looks fit and would be in contention to start the game.
Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Söyüncü, Evans, Amartey, Castagne, Tielemans, Soumaré, Barnes, Maddison, Daka, Iheanacho.
Spartak Moscow XI: Maksimenko, Dzhikiya, Caufriez, Rasskazov, Moses, Litvinov, Zobnin, Lucas, Promes, Larsson, Sobolev.
Head to Head Stats
The two clubs faced each other on Matchday 3 of the Europa League. Patson Daka’s poker ensured that Leicester City won 4-3 against Spartak Moscow on the night.
Players to watch out for
Patson Daka (Leicester City): The 23-year-old scored four goals in the reverse fixture. To add to this, he has started all the Europa League games till now and would be brimming with confidence against Spartak’s defense.
Aleksandr Sobolev (Spartak Moscow): The Russian was Spartak’s best player in the reverse fixture. He scored a brace against Leicester and has been in good form since then. He would be looking to add to his tally against a shaky Leicester City defense.
Leicester City vs Spartak Moscow: Author’s Dream 11 team
Defenders: Soyuncu, Evans, Lucas, Dzhikiya
Midfielders: Maddison, Tielemans, Zobnin
Forwards: Daka(C), Iheanacho, Sobolev(VC)
Leicester City vs Spartak Moscow: Prediction
Leicester City 4-2 Spartak Moscow
Both teams have had a varying season and are defensively shaky. Overall, Leicester City have more quality and we expect them to edge it over Spartak Moscow.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.