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Claudio Ranieri's men make their first Champions League appearance in Belgium and our tipster is expecting the visitors to get amongst the goals when they face the stuttering hosts

While Leicester City's fairytale Premier League title win will live long in the memory of punters around the world, the reality has now hit home for the Foxes and they are set to make their first appearance in Europe's premier club competition on Wednesday.

It's been a mixed start to their title defence for Claudio Ranieri's side, two defeats, a draw and a soliary victory mean the reigning champions begin their European adventure in need of a morale-boosting performance on the road. Despite their patchy start, Leicester are bet365's 6/4 (2.50) favourites to pick up maximum points.

If the visitors' form is a worry for their fans then the same could easily be said of Brugge, who have picked up just seven points from their opening six league matches and lost 1-0 to Waasland-Beveren on Friday.

That poor start to the Belgian domestic season means that Stijn Vreven's side are 21/10 (3.10) to begin their European campaign with a win and the draw is a 23/10 (3.30) shot.

While thoroughly outplayed by a Liverpool side who dominated the midfield battle, Ranieri will no doubt hope that his side will be able to execute the kind of counterattacking performance that saw them crowned champions of England back in May.

Playing away with relatively low expectations and being able to sit deep before springing forward at pace may well suit the visiting side, given how effective they were at doing so last term.

Goals could well be on the agenda, considering that neither team look anywhere near as defensively sound as last season, and bet365's quote of 11/10 (2.10) about three or more going in may prove popular with punters as could both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) with the same firm. Better value though, could lie in backing the Foxes to find their shooting boots in Brugge.

Having added Champions League experience in the form of £30 million man Islam Slimani to a strike force that already contains Jamie Vardy and former CSKA man Ahmed Musa plus the goalscoring threat of Riyad Mahrez, the visitors have plenty of potential for goals.

Facing a side who have lost three of their last five matches, Ranieri's men could find plenty of joy when able to execute their favoured playing style of high-intensity pressing football and odds of 11/8 (2.38) about them netting at least twice looks a selection with plenty of potential.

Leicester City to score over 1.5 team goals at 11/8 (2.38) for a 1pt stake with bet365

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