Leicester vs Copenhagen by Luke
Leicester got completely outplayed last weekend away to Chelsea following 3:0 defeat. Team didn't remind of themselves from the previous season at all, being really limited in offense and mostly oriented to the defensive tasks. Players from London took the lead in seventh minute with a goal from Costa, while Hazard doubled up their lead in 33rd. Moses sealed the victory ten minutes before the full time whistle, completely deservedly celebrating the victory this time.
After this defeat, Leicester remained at the second part of the table, currently having only eight points earned out of eight matches played. The team has no victory in last three Premier League meetings, as they have only two points more than relegating placed Stoke City. However, the team looked really well in first two rounds of Champions League, truth to be told in a bit easier group than expected, and they'll surely try to boost their morale further in front of important Premier League matches, aiming a victory here.
Leicester is set to play in 4-4-2 formation. Vardy and Slimani should be leading their attack as strikers. Important players Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani were rested against Chelsea and are expected to be here from the first minute. Central midfielder Nampalys Mendy (1/0) missed their previous several matches and remains doutbful for this one, even if he is fit, he should get (much) playing time. Forward Shinji Okazaki (5/0) is also doubtful for this match, after getting injured during the international break.
Copenhagen, on the other side, comes from a very easily won match at home against Silkeborg last weekend with a 2:0 result. They took the lead in the middle of the first halftime thanks to goals from Falk (25th minute) and Cornelius three minutes later, without having to put a lot of effort in their game play later on.
Players of Silkeborg even created some chances in the second part, but the the hosts overall looked better and had no need to increase the tempo. After this victory, they increased the lead at the table in comparison to the second placed Brondby to six points and are naturally already looking like big favorites to win the title. As for the Champions League, they have four points so far and in case of getting at least another point here, the team would now be really close of obtaining at least the third position.
Danish side will be playing in 4-4-2 formation as well. They are set to use Santander and Cornelius as strikers. Visitors have no fresh injury concerns ahead of this game and will be probably selecting their strongest eleven, similar to the one that took a point against Porto. Jan Gregus is back into the lineup after serving his suspension, but manager Stale Solbakken may stick with Benjamin Verbic who had impressive performance against Club Brugges.
Leicester is using their good start in Champions League competition to mask vulnerabilities shown in the domestic league. English side is looking now to get the third victory in a row and will surely try to attack as much as possible. Visitors are undefeated in twenty-three matches in all competitions at the moment and will surely be tough nut to crack here. I expect both teams to score at least once, since the Danish side remains very dangerous on counter attacks, while I also wouldn't be that surprised with a draw as well.