Spartak Moscow vs Leicester CityUEFA Europa League, KO: 15:30 Oct 20, 2021, Stadion Spartak
LEICESTER CITY fly to Russia on a high as they prepare to face Spartak Moscow in this early Wednesday afternoon Europa League group game.
The Foxes have been very stop-start this season, in fact they have been disappointing for large chunks of it, but they sprang to life at the weekend as they put Manchester United to the sword with a win at the King Power Stadium.
It was their first league win since the end of August and with mounting speculation about manager Brendan Rodgers' future amid reports linking him to megabucks Newcastle United, it came at the right time.
They could do with a win in the Russian capital too having picked up just one point from their opening two games in the Europa League group stages
But they face a Spartak side who appear to be very unpredictable this season. They lost at home to Legia Warsaw, but then went to Italy and returned with an impressive win in Napoli.
They've turned the corner in the Russian League too with three wins and a draw in their last four games, including their weekend draw with city rivals Dynamo Moscow.
How the bookies view it
Leicester are odds-on across the board with the 10/11 offered by Betfred the closest you will get to evens.
Recent head to heads
The clubs have never met before. Here's the highlights of Spartak's weekend 2-2 draw with Dynamo Moscow in the Russian League.
Players to watch
Dutch striker Quincy Promes made a huge impression while scoring a double for Spartak as they won 3-2 in Naples in this competition. He's 28/11 with vBet to score on Wednesday afternoon.
Jamie Vardy is 34 now, but still showed what a predatory threat he can be while scoring against Manchester United at the weekend. It was his seventh goal of the season in 11 appearances and with Leicester needing to take something back from Russia, he's likely to start. He will be on many punters' lists to score anytime at 11/8 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
There's always the suspicion that Brendan Rodgers doesn't particularly care for this competition and the additional fixtures it brings.and the Russians look a big price to spring something of a shock, especially if Leicester don't pick their strongest team.
Any side that returns from Napoli with a win are clearly no mugs and Spartak have been resurgent in the league too.
Five of Leicester's last six games in Europe have featured under 2.5 goals and this could be enough tight affair. Evens with 10Bet for under 2.5 could be the call here too.
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