Leicester vs Sevilla by Luke
Leicester actually did quite well in the first leg away to Sevilla, as the team pulled out a decent result as a defeat with a goal scored. Something that grants them an open game in the second leg and plenty of chances in case they improve in comparison to the first leg and impress in front of own fans.
There's no doubt that Sevilla was better in the first match and actually deserved probably a bit bigger margin victory, as the English side looked quite passive but at the same time decent in defensive line. They didn't do much in attack being quite passive for the most of the game, but threatened on counters and it paid off to them in 73rd minute when Vardy reduced the deficit and sealed final 2:1 result. As for the Premier League, Leicester improved after sacking their coach Claudio Ranieri and bounced back with two victories at home, both with 3:1 result as they won over Hull City and Liverpool.
Defensive midfielder Nampalys Mendy (5/0) is injured, same as defender Molla Wague (who anyway didn't perform so far), while doubtful is forward Islam Slimani (15/5). They will surely be playing in 4-4-2 formation with Vardy and Okazaki as forwards.
Sevilla looked better in the first leg and probably the team wasn't very satisfied with the result since they dominated against the opponent, but are now having just a narrow advantage in front of the second clash. They even missed penalty kick early in the match (kick taken by Correa), but still got the victory thanks to goals from Sarabia in 25th minute and Correa in 62nd minute.
As for LaLiga competition, the side is undefeated in last seven matches as they have four victories and three draws and even though it's a good run, there's no doubt that the team could have done better, especially in last two games when they only took a point against Alaves on the road and in a 1:1 draw at home against Leganes last weekend. Results aren't right, since they could have done much better lately in their title race since the team has just five points less than first placed Real Madrid and three less than second placed Barcelona.
Left defender Benoit Tremoulinas and midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli remain long term absentees without performing so far in the season. Their attack should be led with Jovetic as central striker in 4-2-3-1 formation.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Leicester's last 3 games (UEFA Champions League).
Sevilla has a lot more tradition in European Cups, but I see players of Leicester having more than decent chance here. With the help of their fans and actually quite a positive result in the first leg, anything can happen here and players of Leicester surely have a good chance against a side that didn't impress in last two LaLiga matches. However, I definitely see visiting side threatening a lot as well and my first betting choice will be over goals for this one.