Leicester City vs Legia Warsaw: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Leicester go into their Europa League group stage clash with Legia Warsaw looking to avenge their defeat against the same opponents on matchday two.

The Foxes have endured a stuttering season so far and, despite being tipped as favourites to progress, they enter this one bottom of the table.

However, as things are so close, a victory would put them right in contention to qualify heading into the final game of the group stages.

Here is everything you need to know about the contest…

When is kick off? Thursday 25 November, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? King Power Stadium
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport (UK), fuboTV (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel
Referee? Deniz Aytekin
VAR? Harm Osmers

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Tielemans will be missed / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

The big headline from the Leicester camp is that Rodgers will be without star man Youri Tielemans. The midfielder remains sidelined with a calf problem and will not return until the middle of next month.

Once again Ricardo Pereira could miss out after picking up an injury in training, while James Justin and Wesley Fofana are still recovering from long-term knocks.

Former Southampton, Celtic and Bournemouth stopper Artur Boruc has a back injury and will not play.

There is also bad news for any Leicester fans hoping to catch a glimpse of former Fox Bartosz Kapustka. Signed in 2016 to much fanfare he was really seen at the King Power Stadium and will not play here either, as he is injured.

Leicester: Schmeichel; Amartey, Soyuncu, Evans; Castagne, Ndidi, Soumare, Thomas; Maddison; Daka, Iheanacho

Legia Warsaw: Miszta; Jedrzejczyk, Johansson, Wieteska; Ribeiro, Slisz, Kharatin, Martins, Mladenovic; Kastrati; Emreli

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The only time these two sides have met previously was on matchday two where Legia triumphed 1-0, thanks to a first-half strike from Mahir Emreli.

Leicester spent the majority of the game struggling to break down their hosts’ stubborn resistance, although things could have ended differently if Ayoze Perez and Jannik Vestergaard had converted two absolute sitters.

Group C is finely poised and Leicester know that anything less than three points would likely see them exit the Europa League at the group stages this season.

In ordinary circumstances the Foxes should be able to get the job done without too many difficulties. However, something has been very wrong at the King Power Stadium this season, so do not expect Rodgers’ charges to make light work of Thursday’s opponents.

Ultimately though, Leicester’s superior resources should be enough to edge them over the line, potentially setting up a mouth-watering final matchday showdown with Napoli.

Prediction: Leicester 2-1 Legia Warsaw

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