The Champions League returns for the penultimate round of fixtures. The first of the Champions League previews sees Leicester take on Club Brugge at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes are still reeling from another dreadful away performance this season, it has seen them take just one point on the road this season. The Champions League has been a welcome retreat for them, a win here should see them top the group and secure progression to the next round.

Brugge have struggled in the Champions League, they have yet to win a game or gain a point, their goal difference is the worst in the competition.

Leicester vs Club Brugge – Tuesday 22nd November 2016 – 19:45 - BT Sport 


Leicester welcome Club Brugge to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday evening, in the fifth round of matches from the Champions League group stages.

Claudio Ranieri's side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Watford at the weekend.

A first-minute goal from Etienne Capoue ensured the Foxes got off to the worst possible start.

Robert Pereyra doubled the advantage in the 12th minute, with a classy strike ensuring that Ranieri's side tasted another defeat on the road.

Foxes In Mixed Form

Riyad Mahrez ensured there was some respectability for the visitors, stepping up to score a 15th-minute penalty.

Leicester had gone into the weekend's fixtures in poor form, having lost back to back fixtures against West Brom and now Watford.

They have seemingly prioritised Champions League progression this season, with 10 points from their opening four matches.

A win will all but confirm their progression as group winners, they will fancy finishing the job having beaten Brugge 3-0 away from home on matchday one.

Leicester Underdogs

With their excellent record in the Champions League, the Foxes come into this match as heavy favourites.

They will be looking to register their fourth win of the competition, in the process ensuring their progression to the Champions League knockout stages.

Ranieri's side remain in the driving seat to top the group and another win will go a long way to ensuring they progress as group winners.

Leicester are 2/5 with Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani at 7/2 to open the scoring.


Visitors In Excellent Form

Brugge are making their first appearance in the group stage since the 2005/06 season and they are the current champions of Belgium.

Michel Preud'homme's side come into this match in a great run of form, having lost just one of their last six matches.

They come into this game on the back of a 1-0 win against Sint Truiden, a win that takes them up to fourth, in what is an incredibly competitive Belgian First League.

Mixed Defence So Far

Brugge find themselves six points off the leaders SV Zulte Waregem, who are on 33 points after the opening 15 matches.

They have had an excellent domestic record, with three wins, two draws and a defeat in their last six matches.

The two draws came against the league leaders away from home, with the other draw coming against Gent who are one place above them in third.

Response Needed From Brugge

The Champions League has failed to provide any welcome relief for the Belgian champions, they have yet to register a single point this campaign.

Brugge have had problems at both ends of the pitch, scoring just the one goal and conceding ten goals, they are comfortably the worst team in the competition.

This is the second time that the two sides have met in European competition, with Leicester comfortably winning the opening match against Brugge 3-0.

Club Brugge are 13/2 with Abdoulaye Diaby and Jelle Vossen at 9/1 to score first.


The second match in this preview sees Sevilla take on Juventus at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

Sevilla are in excellent form and find themselves third in La Liga, they also top their Champions League group. They have an excellent recent record against the Old Lady, having drawn and won their previous two games.

Juventus come into this match also in excellent form, with the Old Lady top of Serie A again, with their 3-0 win at the weekend giving them a five point lead. They are second in the Champions League group, just two points behind Sevilla, this will be an excellent match.

Sevilla vs Juventus – Tuesday 22nd November 2016 – 19:45 - BT Sport


Sevilla welcome Juventus to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, in the fifth round of matches from this season's Champions League group stage.

The Spaniard's have had an excellent start to the season, finding themselves third in La Liga after twelve matches.

Sevilla come into this match on the back of a 3-2 win against Deportivo La Coruna, with two goals in the final five minutes to secure the win.

Ryan Babel (1) and Andone (42) gave the home side the perfect start and a healthy 2-0 lead.

Goals from Steven N'Zonzi (44), Vitolo (87) and Mercado (90+2) ensured Sevilla completed a miraculous comeback, not for the first time this season.

European Progress The Target

They will be looking to progress in the Champions League this term, having been so dominant in the Europa League.

Having won three successive Europa Leagues, Sevilla will be hoping that they can translate that into Europe's premier club competition.

They finished last season with a win in the final of the Europa League, beating Liverpool 3-1 in Basle to cap their third successive Europa League crown.

Sevilla Underdogs

The Spaniards come into this match as slight favourites, with home advantage informing the bookmakers' decision.

They did manage to beat Juventus last season, with a 1-0 win in the home fixture enough to complicate matters for the Old Lady.

Sevilla will be looking to register their second competitive win against Juventus, hoping to secure their passage to the last 16.

Sevilla are 9/5 with Luciano Vietto at 11/2 to open the scoring.


First vs Second

Juventus come into this game on the back of an emphatic 3-0 win against Pescara at the weekend.

Goals from Sami Khedira (36), Mario Mandzukic (63) and Hernanes (69) completed another comfortable win for the Old Lady.

Massimiliano Allegri will be delighted with that result, with another home win and a healthy five-point lead at the top of Serie A.

The Old Lady have now won five of their last six matches, they are already looking good for a fifth successive league title.

Great Season So Far

Juventus have started the season in excellent fashion, with eleven wins in their opening thirteen matches.

They have suffered two defeats in their other two games, meaning it has been either feast or famine for the Italian Champions.

Their last defeat came against AC Milan just over a month ago, with four wins and a draw their last five results.

Juventus Dominant Again

Juventus come into this match as slight underdogs, with their last two results against Sevilla and home advantage informing those odds.

The Old Lady are second in the group with 8 points from their opening four matches, they have yet to be beaten in this season's competition.

Juventus will again be one of the sides to beat in the Champions League, they will also be keen to progress much further than the last 16.

Juventus are 13/8 with Gonzalo Higuain at 7/2 to score first.



Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Slimani to score first @ 7/2 and Leicester to win 3-1 @ 11/1

Tip 2 – Higuain to score first @ 7/2 and Juventus to win 2-1 @ 9/1


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