Leicester City will return to European action when they host Serie A giants Napoli at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night.
Tonight’s fixture is somewhat of a glamour-tie for Leicester as they look to establish themselves as a European force this season.
Leicester are one of the early favourites to win the Europa League – priced at 12/1 – to be victorious and build on their FA Cup and Community Shield victories.
The Foxes are the joint-favourites alongside tonight’s competitors Napoli, while Lazio and West Ham United are next in the betting at 16/1.
Ahead of the game, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from Leicester City vs Napoli to get your teeth stuck into.
Leicester City are 7/5 to win, with Napoli priced at 15/8 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 12/5.
We’re backing the first-ever meeting between these two sides to end all square this evening.
The Foxes have the home advantage and have only lost one of their last four games at the King Power stadium, while Napoli are unbeaten in Serie A this season.
Tonight’s game has the potential to be a low-scoring and cagey affair as both clubs have started the season in fine fashion.
and we reckon that this game will end up going the same way, too.
The Foxes have a strong squad, with players such as Jamie Vardy, Wilfred Ndidi and Harvey Barnes – all of whom could have a big say in a European run.
After starting the season in great form, we’re backing Vardy, in particular, to carry his domestic form into Europe and draw first blood against Napoli in front of a rowdy home crowd.
Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.
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Brendan Rodgers has a number of selection headaches to resolve himself, as Ricardo Pereira was only fit enough to be an unused substitute at the weekend.
Defensive stalwart Jannik Vestergaard is still returning to full fitness, but after managing to complete an hour against Manchester City, he could get the nod once more.
European nights. Filbert Way. Say no more.
Napoli are expecting to be without captain Lorenzo Insigne, who was forced off in the second half versus Juventus.