On October 20, the match of the third round of the Europa League group stage will take place, in which Russian Spartak will play at home with English Leicester. The forecast for this match is given by the famous commentator of Match TV Timur Zhuravel.
Spartak last weekend gave out an amazing outburst of emotions derby with Dynamo (2:2), in which they pulled out a draw in the last minutes, thanks to the goals of their central defenders. With Leicester, of course, it will be much more difficult to pull off such a scenario, because the English club is much stronger than the current Dynamo. And it is very problematic to repeat success at the expense of emotions alone after only three days, and there are a lot of game problems for the "red-white".
Leicester will be extremely motivated in Moscow, as they found themselves in an unpleasant tournament situation, having only one point scored. Last weekend, the Foxes proved that they remain a very serious team capable of solving big tasks, beating Manchester United with a score of 4:2 in their home walls. Muscovites should not count on a strong rotation of the squad here – for Leicester, reaching the playoffs of the Euro tournament is quite an important task for the season.
Timur Zhuravel believes that Spartak has very few chances against such a motivated and strong Leicester. In addition, the British have a fairly large clip, and even if Brendan Rodgers uses rotation, the team will not lose too much in the level. If Jamie Vardy comes out at the Opening Arena, it will be a signal that Leicester are determined to fight really seriously. The expert bets on the victory of the guests through a large total, calling Spartak unprincipled and loose, capable of playing one emotional segment, which will not be enough against a representative of the Premier League.