Leicester will once again welcome the distraction of Champions League action this evening as they know that a point will secure their progression into the Round of 16. But Claudio Ranieri won’t just want to stop there as the possibility of a win and securing top spot in the group is a definite possibility.
Tonight they play host to Belgian outfit Club Brugge and will look to repeat the success of the opening match day when their Champions League debut resulted in an impressive 3-0 win in Belgium. Club Brugge like Leicester aren’t quite having the best of times domestically but at least they only sit 5th in the Belgian Pro League in comparison to the current domestic plight of The Foxes.
That plight was not helped on Saturday when they once again failed to win on the road, this time it was a trip to Vicarage Road which saw them come away empty handed. They went down to the worst possible start as Etienne Capoue scored after just 33 seconds and were 2-0 down within the first 15 minutes.
A Riyad Marez penalty clawed them back into the game before the break but it was a 5th defeat from 6 matches away from home this season and there must be some concern that the defending champions currently find themselves 14th in the league and just two points from safety.
For all their impressive European exploits they still have to a job to do on a domestic front but domestic woes will be one side tonight with victory against Club Brugge being the sole focus. Although they won comfortably in Belgium they certainly cannot take their opposition for granted.
Although the Belgian side are yet to register a point their performances should have seen some sort of reward and they will look to finally get off the mark Tonight when they travel to the King Power Stadium. Although this Leicester side are very much Jekyll and Hyde there is no doubting that they do come alive for European nights.
And with them being stronger at home I see no reason why they won’t make it three wins from three at home in the Champions League. More importantly it will get them over the line in terms of qualification for the knockout rounds and continue their European adventure into the new year. A Leicester win for me.