Leicester v Porto - Tuesday 19:45, BT Sport 2
Group G’s pacesetters are the English champions after an excellent win in Brugge in their opener. Porto, meanwhile, were surprisingly held at home by Kobenhavn and neither side is likely to be too happy with how they’ve started their respective domestic campaigns.
The Foxes shouldn’t be too tired following their weekend exertions after their trip to Old Trafford was effectively finished at half-time. After conceding four times in back to back matches they’ll certainly be glad to get back to the King Power, where the atmosphere should help them to return to better form.
In the past 25 years Portuguese teams have made 45 visits to England and they’ve generally left empty handed, going W5-D11-L29. You might imagine that Porto’s record was better than average, but you’d be wrong, as they’ve lost 12 of 14 trips with just two draws to show for their efforts. Furthermore, they’ve conceded at least twice in nine of those last 10. However, they’ve scored in 12 of their last 14 away matches in Europe and that recent form is arguably more relevant here.
Leicester are undoubtedly more of an ‘overs’ side than at the end of last season, with their defence more vulnerable but also their attack looking more dangerous following the addition of Islam Slimani. A draw would be a good result for the home side and we think they are capable of getting it but it won’t be a nil-nil and both teams to score is our top pick.