Leicester can all but secure their place in the knockout stages with victory on Tuesday.
Leicester v Copenhagen – Tuesday 19:45, BT Sport Europe
Another three points for Leicester and they can start planning for the Last 16 in February. They’re definitely performing far better in Europe than domestically this season and we know from last year that when they get some momentum they are difficult to stop. They’re also much more of a threat at the King Power having been unbeaten here in 90 minutes this season compared to losing four of five matches on the road.
Slimani, Vardy and Mahrez are a dangerous front three and should cause Copenhagen plenty of problems with their combination of power, pace and trickery. It’s certainly a bigger test than the Danes will have faced so far this term and since 2013/14 they’ve lost five of seven away matches in Europe when past the qualifying stages (W0-D2-L5). They’ve actually won just one of their last five away games domestically (four draws) and the record of Danish sides going to the Premier League in recent years has seen some one-sided results.
Midtjylland were the last visitors to the Premier League when they were thrashed 5-1 by Louis van Gaal’s Man Utd. Nordsjaelland were the last Champions League visitors but they were sent packing 6-1 by Chelsea in 2012.
Leicester’s last home defeat over 90 minutes was back in January in the FA Cup and they’ve since gone W10-D5-L0. We fully expect the atmosphere to inspire them to find their best and the step up in quality to prove too much for Copenhagen with the home win well worth backing.