Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
A place in the Conference League semis will be at stake when PSV and Leicester City go head to head at Philips Stadion on Thursday evening. The two sides played out a goalless draw at King Power Stadium, and yet another close encounter is on the horizon. All Fofana, Mwene, Obispo, Sambo, Thomas, and van de Blaak have been struggling with injuries of late, but Roger Schmidt can count on key players for the return leg.
Mexico international Erick Gutierrez is back to the starting XI after missing the first leg through suspension. The Foxes, on the other hand, head into the match following a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. Both Jamie Vardy and Wilfried Ndidi remain in the recovery room, but both Soumare and Perez have recovered from their respective injuries. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on draw as the two teams seem to be evenly matched.
Highlighted Player (Mario Gotze):
Mario Gotze is a German midfielder, who played for Ronsberg and Eintrach Hombruch during his youth career before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2001. He made a great progress during his spell at the Borussia Dortmund’s youth academy and on 21 November, 2009 he made his Bundesliga debut for the Millionaires.
Gotze scored 22 goals in 83 league appearances for the club between 2009 and 2013 and he joined Borussia Dortmund’s bitterest rivals Bayern Munich on April, 2013. The German midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, but it has to be noted that he was struggling with injury at the start of the season.
Gotze won three Bundesliga trophies with Bayern Munich, but at the end of the 2015/2016 season he returned to Borussia Dortmund. In 2014 he represented Germany at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and he scored the winner in the final against Argentina. Mario Gotze was born in Memmingen on 3 June, 1992.
Highlighted Team (Leicester):
Leicester City FC Is an English football club which was founded in 1884. The club ws originally founded as Leicester Fosse but due financial reasons the club changed its name in 1919 to Leicester City FC. The club is been playing in the Premier League and Championship on and off.
Leicester City hosts its home games in the King Power Stadium which holds a capacity of 33 000 seats. The club colors 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.