Leicester more likely to win Champions League than finish in top four

Following last night's 1-0 win, Leicester are more likely to win the Champions League than finish in the Premier League's top four this season, according to the bookies.

Leicester more likely to win Champions League than finish in top four

Leicester maintained their 100% record in the Champions League with a 1-0 victory against FC Copenhagen. They are only the fifth Champions League debutants after AC Milan, Paris St-Germain, Juventus and Malaga to win their opening three games. However, in the Premier League they are struggling and after eight games they have managed only two wins and eight points.

Before this season's Champions League got underway, Leicester were best-price 100/1 to win the competition. After an impressive start including a victory against former champions Porto, the English champions are now best-price 40/1 to win the Champions League. Claudio Ranieri has declared that his priority lies with the Champions League and his side can guarantee a place in the knockout round with a win, or two draws, from their final three group games.

As a consequence of their European success, Leicester's league form has suffered. Having said that, they have had a tough start to the season, including games against Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea. Ranieri believe his players have a “psychological” problem and admits the contrasting European and Domestic form makes him angry. The Foxes currently sit 11 points behind Man City and nine points adrift of fourth place. The bookies believe after a difficult start, they may struggle to finish in the top four and are now best-price 45/1 to do so.