Leicester City v Sevilla Betting: Rejuvenated Foxes should ensure goals galore

With the home side looking much improved under Craig Shakespeare, our tipster believes this clash at the King Power Stadium will yield goals aplenty

The first leg of this tie saw Sevilla utterly dominate and yet fail to register a victory by a margin their superiority merited.

Jorge Sampaoli's men should really have ended the tie at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan and yet they head to the East Midlands with just a 2-1 advantage which means they are far from guaranteed a place in the last eight of the Champions League.

Furthermore, their last two league performances have been somewhat unconvincing with Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Leganes one of their least inspiring showings of the season.

Joaquin Correa Kasper Schmeichel Sevilla Leicester Champions League

All this will be music to the ears of Leicester fans and players alike who have had a full 10 days to prepare for this European showdown with the squad heading to Dubai for some warm weather training last week.

Since the first leg, Sevilla have played four games, while the Foxes have contested just two fixtures and perhaps they might be just a little fresher.

Certainly they will have renewed confidence after a controversial change of manager brought back-to-back league wins for the first time since last April, and Leicester are offered at 11/4 (3.75) by Betfair to qualify for the next round. To do so, the Premier League outfit will have to win in 90 minutes, something that is priced at 12/5 (3.40) while Sevilla are offered at 23/20 (2.15) for the win. 

The first leg of course saw goals at both ends and a repeat is offered at 4/6 (1.65). Since the turn of the year Sevilla have played 14 matches and kept just five clean sheets, yet they have only failed to score twice since the start of December.


Leicester for their part have recorded two successive 3-1 wins at home, with both teams to score paying out in eight of their last 12 games in all competitions at the King Power Stadium and look much more threatening going forward under Craig Shakespeare, who has just been appointed as manager unitl the end of the current season.

For higher odds the price of 3/1 (4.00) for both teams to score in the first half might appeal, while serious punters should certainly consider the price of 3/4 (1.75) for over 2.5 goals. In a game which looks set to deliver goals, backing at least three to be scored makes a great deal of sense and is backed up by both the game situation and the recent form both sides have shown.

Over 2.5 goals at 3/4 (1.75) for a 2.5pt stake with Betfair Sportsbook