Our match prediction:
Premier League champions have been granted one of the weakest groups in this year’s edition of the Champions League and a chance to really make their presence at Europe’s brightest scene known after a spectacular domestic season. Claudio Ranieri’s men travel to Belgium on the back of a poor patch which saw them win only one of their last five matches in the new season. The slump started with a Community Shield loss to Manchester United and ended with a compelling 4-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool which served as a final warning and a proof that Leicester City are not the same team anymore. Absence of the French enforcer N’Golo Kante is proving to be of critical importance and we predict that Foxes will have plenty of more problems this season, starting from their opening match of the new Champions League season. Club Brugge will have home advantage working for there is effort to improve similarly poor form. One win in four matches of the new season is an utterly disappointing start for Michel Preud’homme’s men who will look to record a morale-boosting result against the Premier League champions.
Highligted Player (Ricardo van Rhijn):
Son to an Antillean mother and a Dutch father, Ricadro van Rhijn is a 25-year-old right-back and a product of famed Ajax football academy. Despite the fact he was initially a central defender, Dutch giants Ajax have successfully transformed him into a right back. Ricardo van Rhijn is a member of Ajax’s illustrious Club van 100 with 117 appearances for the club in five years. Having spent two years playing predominantly for Jong Ajax and struggling to make impact under Frank de Boer, the 25-year-old Dutch international has been transferred to Club Brugge, despite rejecting opportunities to sign for Leicester City and Everton during the January transfer window. Three-time Eredivisie champion made only 12 appearances for Ajax last season and is yet to earn his competitive debut for Club Brugge, but is nevertheless expected to get his career back on track as a direct replacement for Thomas Meunier, who signed for French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Highlighted Team (Leicester City):
Leicester City FC Is an English football club which was founded in 1884. The club ws originally founded as Leiceser Fosse but due financial reasons the club changed it’s name in 1919 to Leicester City FC. The club is been playing in the Premier League and Championship on and off.Leicester City hosts it’s home games in the King Power Stadium which holds a capacity of 33 000 seats. The club colours are blue and white. The Leicester fans call their club The Foxes.Leicester City won 3 big titles: the League cup 3 times in 1964, 1997 and 2000. The club from Leicester managed to reach the FA Cup final 4 times. In lower English football divisions the club managed to win a couple of titles. The last time Leicester played in a European competition was in 2000/2001 where the club played, and lost 2 times against Red Star Belgrade. Remarkable players that played for Leicester City FC are Mancini, Lineker and Heskey.