Leicester vs Randers: prediction for the Conference League match
Leicester will host Randers in the first leg of a Conference League playoff tie on February 17. Will Foxes be able to create a solid handicap before the reverse leg or will the visitors fight back? You'll find the answer in our prediction.
Leicester are not looking convincing in the English Premier League lately and failed to find a victory in any of five most recent matches, in three of these matches they were defeated. Brendan Rodgers' team is only six points clear of relegation zone, situation can become even worse, if Foxes will continue to perform like that.
As for the European campaign, Foxes finished the Europa League group stage at the 3rd spot in the group and got relegated to a less prestigious tournament. In the latest match team got a 2:2 draw against West Ham at home.
Randers left for a winter break only at the 5th spot in Danish Superliga, seven points adrift from the leader. Thomas Thomasberg's men had no lack of match practice during winter, they played a number of successful friendly matches.
As for the European campaign, Danish club secured a 2nd spot in the Conference League group stage, only behind AZ Alkmaar, but managed to beat CFR Cluj and Jablonec.
Two out of 10 most recent home matches of Leicester finished with that score
In five most recent home matches club scored after the half time
This bet played in each of five most recent away matches of Randers
Leicester are not looking great in the domestic league, so it might be a smart move to sacrifice the Conference League to focus on English Premier League. Foxes are in a dangerous situation in there and they need to improve the situation as soon as possible. Randers played the latest official match a long time ago, but they prepared for the Conference League on training camp. Danish side is a tricky opponent for any team, Randers will fight until the end.
We are expecting a quick start from the hosts - Leicester will try to earn a solid handicap before the second match. But during the group stage, Randers suffered only one defeat and they will fight hard for a positive result. We think that visitors are more motivationed for that tournament and that motivation will help them to put up a solid performance.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (+1.5) for Randers
Englishmen had some problems with creating chances in recent matches. Danish side has a quality defensive line, so they are unlikely to make many mistakes. In our opinion, battle will mostly take place in the middle of the pitch, so we are not expecting many goals.
Our second bet is on total under three goals