PSV v Leicester betting tips: All square as Foxes go Dutch
Preview, odds and PSV v Leicester betting tips
Leicester could not find a way past PSV Eindhoven last week and their Europa Conference League quarter-final is still goalless heading into the second leg.
The Foxes missed the chance to take control of the tie at the King Power Stadium and are now the 31/20 underdogs to get through.
They will still fancy their chances on Thursday, though, as they head to the Philips Stadion, where the match kicks off at 5.45pm and is live on BT Sport, as we pick out some PSV v Leicester betting tips.
First-leg frustration for Foxes
Leicester would have hoped to secure a lead to take to the Netherlands but the tie is still 0-0 following an even and competitive first leg.
Harvey Barnes hit the crossbar and Kelechi Iheanacho missed a golden first-half chance to give Leicester crucial breathing space.
PSV had their own moments and Kasper Schmeichel saved well from Mario Gotze before the Foxes escaped without punishment when Ricardo Pereira clipped Cody Gakpo in the area. Referee Ivan Kruzliak ignored the visitors’ penalty claims, with no VAR available.
Away form a worry
Leicester’s away results in the Premier League have been disappointing this season and another poor away performance will surely see them exit the competition.
Only three of their 11 wins have come away from the King Power Stadium and Leicester have conceded an average of two goals a game on the road. Leicester also lost 2-0 at Rennes in the previous round but a 2-1 home win saw them through.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers still believes his side have what it takes to progress, saying: “We have shown enough and seen enough to know we can go there and win.
“We showed our resilience defensively and we’ll go there with enough hope that they’ll probably open up a bit more, which will give us a bit more space.
“With a little bit more finesse and precision in our passing then we might have been able to open the scoring. We’re still in a good place.”
Europe the priority
Rodgers completely reshaped his team for Sunday’s league game against Crystal Palace and the seven changes he made suggest the Europa Conference League is now his priority.
His team made light of the reshuffle and the 2-1 win means Leicester have some momentum and confidence after just two defeats in their last 10 outings.
PSv were 2-0 winners at home to RKC Waalwijk on Sunday and are four points behind leaders Ajax but have looked shaky defensively at home.
In four matches against fellow top-five sides on home soil, PSV have suffered three defeats and conceded 10 goals so an open game would suit the visitors.
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