Our prediction for this Europa League match:
King Power Stadium will host Thursday’s football game between Leicester City and Slavia Prague. The Foxes were anything but impressive in the goalless draw at Sinobo Stadium, with the team taking no more than one shot on target. Leicester City regained a much-needed confidence at the weekend, with the team beating Aston Villa on the road, and, no doubt, they are capable of beating Slavia at their King Power Stadium.
Despite failing to find the net in the victory over the Villans, top scorer Jamie Vardy will be the man to watch in the home team. Important midfielder James Maddison should be fit to face the Czech outfit. Since Slavia Prague are not regarded as good travellers, we are tempted to put our money on the Premier League side. It has to be noted that Leicester are eyeing their fourth consecutive win at home in the Europa League.
Highlighted Player (Jamie Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite.
Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
Highlighted Team (Slavia Prague):
Slavia Prague is considered one of the most famous teams in Czech Republic. The Cervenobili won the Czechoslovak First League on 13 occasions and they lifted their fourth Czech First League in 2017. Despite winning the domestic trophy in the 2016/2017 season, Slavia Prague eventually failed to book their place in the Champions League group stages as they were beaten by APOEL of Cyprus in the play-offs. Sparta Prague are regarded as Slavia’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Prague derby.
The club was founded on November 2, 1892 and it has to be noted that the club was initially focused on cycling. In March 1896 Slavia Prague recorded their first ever victory, with the team beating AC Prague 5-0. The Cervenobili play their home games at Eden Arena and the capacity of the venue is 19.084 (football). Slavia Prague are well known for their red and white shirts and white shorts.