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Leicester vs AEK Athens Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Leicester conclude their Group G fixtures within the Europa League on Thursday night time, internet hosting AEK Athens on the King Power Stadium.

After qualifying for the final 32 with a 3-3 draw at Braga two weeks in the past, one other victory on the ultimate matchday of the group phases would assure them high spot.

The Foxes are fourth within the Premier League, three factors off leaders Tottenham, following a tough fought victory in opposition to Sheffield United on Sunday.

Which gamers have impressed in Group G? ?#UEL pic.twitter.com/7q1fewplw2

— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) December 5, 2020

With a greater head-to-head document, Leicester will earn high spot within the group so long as they match Braga’s end result in opposition to Zorya Luhansk. For AEK Athens, nonetheless, this can be a useless rubber the place they’ll end third at greatest.

When Is Kick Off? Thursday 10 December
What Time Is Kick Off? 20:00 (GMT)
Where Is it Played? King Power Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport 1 (UK)
Referee? Lawrence Visser

In their shock defeat to Luhansk final week, Leicester welcomed Wilfred Ndidi, Caglar Soyuncu and Ricardo Pereira again to their beginning lineup following prolonged absences for all three.

? Look who’s again…#UEL pic.twitter.com/k7au16fTfn

— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) December 3, 2020

However, Ndidi’s return was the one profitable one. Both Pereira and Soyuncu suffered setbacks and had been substituted with groin accidents by half time. Rodgers revealed neither knock was critical, with Pereira due again in two weeks and Soyuncu’s setback ‘fortunately not as dangerous as first feared’.

Timothy Castagne stays on the sidelines with a hamstring damage, however Daniel Amartey has returned to coaching after his damage, though he is unlikely to characteristic right here.

AEK defender Emanuel Insua picked up a suspension after his third reserving of the group stage. With no different notable absentees, the Greek aspect might rotate anyway with their home title problem extra essential.

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Morgan, Evans, Fuchs; Albrighton, Ndidi, Praet, Justin; Barnes, Under, Iheanacho.

AEK Athens: Tsintotas; Paulinho, Hnid, Nedelcearu, Mitaj; Mantalos, Simoes, Szymanski; Albanis, Oliviera, Garcia.

Leicester loved an excellent begin to the season on all fronts however have endured a slight hiccup just lately, profitable solely one among their final 5 in all competitions. Rodgers’ aspect may have had high spot of their Europa League group wrapped up final week, however the rotated staff slipped to defeat in opposition to Zorya.

Brendan Rodgers’ aspect had been again to profitable methods on Sunday with a win at Sheffield | Pool/Getty Images

AEK Athens, who might be dissatisfied with their European marketing campaign this 12 months, are additionally not in one of the best type, profitable simply one among their final 4 in all competitions. Sunday noticed them lose 2-1 at dwelling to Panathinaikos, as they sit fourth within the league with two video games in hand.

Here’s how all sides has obtained on of their final 5 video games.

Leicester City

Sheffield United 1-2 Leicester City (6/12)
Zorya Luhansk 1-0 Leicester City (3/12)
Leicester City 1-2 Fulham (30/11)
Braga 3-3 Leicester City (26/11)
Liverpool 3-0 Leicester City (22/11)

AEK Athens

AEK Athens 1-2 Panathinaikos (6/12)
AEK Athens 2-4 Sporting Braga (3/12)
Asteras Tripolis 1-2 AEK Athens (29/11)
AEK Athens 0-3 Zorya Luhansk (26/11)
AEK Athens 4-1 Larissa (22/11)

Despite the various modifications Rodgers is predicted to make, Leicester’s Premier League high quality ought to show an excessive amount of for his or her guests.

? Vardy aim sends Leicester by!#UEL | @LCFC pic.twitter.com/oc6b1KcHDa

— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) December 3, 2020

Kelechi Iheanacho will take pleasure in some sport time as Jamie Vardy’s deputy, whereas a rotating AEK aspect will return to focusing on their home marketing campaign as soon as this sport is out of the best way.

Prediction: Leicester City 3-0 AEK Athens

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