The King Power Stadium will play host to a fascinating game between Leicester City and PSV Eindhoven in the first leg of their quarterfinal of the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday, April 7. You can pre-live and live-bet on the most important soccer leagues in the world by using our soccer predictions.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Europa Conference League for Leicester vs PSV. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Leicester: Rock-Solid on Home Soil
Leicester knocked out Rennes 3-2 on aggregate in the last round despite losing the second leg 2-1 on the road. This competition represents Leicester’s only chance of silverware after being dumped out of the FA Cup. They have won their last four home matches across all competitions and are also unbeaten in their last six home matches. This is Leicester’s first meeting with a Dutch opponent in a European competition.
Victory at home is crucial in any knockout fixture and Leicester will be going all out for the win but will miss the services of their talisman Jamie Vardy who is on the injury list. Wesley Fofana and Jonny Evans should be fine to resume their partnership on Thursday. They played together at the heart of Leicester’s defense in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Saturday, their first game in the same starting line-up since the FA Cup final last May.
The Foxes were expected to be top-four challengers in the Premier League this season but they have been well short of that standard, currently sitting down in the 10th spot in the standings. The injury crisis is the main reason for their poor performance this term. Still, they are one of the best home teams in their domestic league and European games.
Leicester is one of our favorite teams to bet on when they are playing at home and we will continue to do that so we recommend you start including them in your soccer picks and parlays.
PSV: Depleted Squad
PSV is fighting Ajax for the Eredivisie title but they dropped two crucial points at the weekend being kept to a 3-3 draw by Twente. They are now trailing the leaders by four points with six rounds to go till the end of the season.
They finished third in their Europa League group behind Monaco and Real Sociedad and they have two easy ties in the Conference League, beating Maccabi Tel Aviv 2-1 on aggregate and FC Copenhagen 8-4 on the aggregate in the most entertaining ECL double-legged fixture.
The trio of Mees Kreekels, Shurandy Sambo, and Ryan Thomas are all sidelined with knee injuries and will not play any part in PSV’s clash. Forward Cody Gakpo is a major doubt for this midweek’s game after he missed his side’s last outing through a muscle injury. Andre Ramalho has not been featured since the turn of the year due to an ankle problem, but the Brazilian is nearing a return to action. PSV is basically missing almost half of their starters. Domestically, PSV is a team to bet on but if you’re soccer betting, don’t trust them in the European games, especially on the road against such a good team like Leicester.
Leicester vs PSV Head-to-Head
This is the first competitive clash between the two sides, so we can’t say a lot about their head-to-head record. PSV have an excellent away record and are unbeaten in their last 10 matches across all competitions with eight wins and two draws. They have however conceded seven goals in their last two away matches. In five of Leicester’s last seven matches, there has been a maximum of two goals. The hosts have conceded just twice in their previous four home games. PSV are usually involved in entertaining games with seven of their last eight games across all competitions producing at least three goals on the scoresheet.
Leicester vs PSV Game Information
- Game: Leicester (5-2-3) vs PSV (4-4-2)
- Location: King Power Stadium (Leicester)
- Day/Time: Thursday, April 7th, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Leicester vs PSV Betting Lines
|Leicester City||-½ +115|| |
Leicester vs PSV Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as slight favorites being priced at +115 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal-line is set at 2½.
PSV have been involved in high-scoring matches away from home and will need their defense to be stronger otherwise the Foxes could have a field day. Leicester is better on paper and given the circumstances, we will go with the home win.
Leicester’s great home record combined with PSV’s injury issues and struggles to keep clean sheets should be enough for the Foxes to approach the second leg with a comfortable home win. On top of that, we expect at least three goals in the match at -130.