Leicester City

Leicester City vs AEK Athens

, KO: 20:00 Dec 10, 2020, King Power Stadium
AEK Athens

LEICESTER have already booked their place in the Europa League last 32 but will be out to guarantee top spot in Group G by beating AEK Athens in the final game.

The Foxes must match Braga's result against Zorya Luhansk to stay at the summit after losing 1-0 to the Ukrainians on their last Euro outing.

Brendan Rodgers rested his big hitters for that loss and will probably do the same again here with a demanding run of festive fixtures on the horizon domestically.

But Leicester should still have enough in reserve to see of a Greek side who sit bottom of the table and having nothing but pride to play for.

AEK's only victory in the group came away to Zorya and they lost 2-1 at home to the Foxes in the reverse fixture (below). Massimo Carrera's men have lost three of their last four games in all competitions so they head to England with morale low.

How the bookies view it

It's no surprise to see Leicester as odds-on favourites and their best price is 2/5 at SBK. The draw pays 9/2 at Betfred while AEK Athens are as big as 8/1 with Bet365 for a King Power win.

Team news

Rodgers (below) still has a few injury problems in defence with Ricardo Pereira and Timothy Castagne out and Caglar Soyuncu a doubt. Daniel Amartey and Islam Slimani also won't feature. Kelechi Iheanacho and Marc Albrighton are one booking away from a Euro ban so may not be risked.

AEK could make a few changes as they are already out of Europe and this is a meaningless game for them. Emanuel Insua misses out through suspension.

Players to watch

Belgian midfielder Dennis Praet has been a Leicester regular in Europe and should start after coming off the bench in the weekend win over Sheffield United. He's 21/5 with 888Sport for a goal which looks decent value as he netted against Braga earlier in the campaign.

Muamer Tankovic has scored twice for AEK Athens in the group stage but went off at half-time in the weekend loss to Panathinaikos so he could be a doubt to start here. Nelson Oliveira came on to score AEK's goal in that loss and may start here. He's 7/2 with 888Sport for anytime scorer.

Anything else catch the eye?

Leicester have scored three goals or more in three of their group games so it could pay to back them to get some more joy. Over 2.5 goals for the Foxes pays 5/4 with Betfred while a goal in each half for Rodgers' side is 21/20 with William Hill.

In three of their group games, Leicester have been leading at both half-time and full time. A repeat here pays 21/20 at Betfred and is a good option.

I cashed in by betting against both teams scoring when Leicester beat Wolves in the league and the same bet pays 23/20 at BetVictor here.

 

This match between Leicester City and AEK Athens will be played on Dec 10, 2020 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Leicester City vs AEK Athens prediction.

Leicester City vs AEK Athens Betting Tips & Predictions
Leicester to score in both halves
21/20
William Hill
Leicester half-time/full-time
21/20
Betfred
Dennis Praet anytime scorer
21/5
888Sport
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