With the final rounds in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 already half over, we are left with only afew matches to be played in the group stages of the tournament. And one such encounter is going to be the FC Porto vs Leicester City match where there will be no lack of actions. As we build up to this match between FC Porto and Leicester City, we bring forward the TV guide and live streaming details. Also, we are providing the preview of the match alongside the news that has come out regarding the first eleven that the teams might field.
FC Porto vs Leicester City: Match Preview
The upcoming encounter between FC Porto and Leicester City is definitely going to be a tricky as far as the teams in the Group G in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 are concerned. Leicester City have already made their qualification confirm with the unbeaten run they have maintained. This is also incidentally the first time that Leicester City are participating in the Champions League and keeping that mind in mind it can be said that the champions of England have been extremely phenomenal with their show in the pan-European tournament although their run in the domestic tournament hasn’t been up to mark this season.
FC Porto, on the other hand, is still not sure of their second round berth. Their fate in this edition of the Champions is hanging by their own hand. A win in this match against Leicester City will ensure a qualification for them, but a defeat might just make things tricky for them. A draw might not just become enough to see them through. If FC Copenhagen manage to win and that too by a big margin against Club Brugge, things might not turn out to be easy for the hosts. So it is definitely going to be a tricky encounter for the Portuguese team tonight against the defending champions of the English Premier League.
In the first leg encounter between Leicester City and FC Porto, the English team edged past FC Porto by a 1-0 margin. Things were that close in that, and we can be in for a real close match yet again when the FC Porto vs Leicester City match kicks off at the Estadio de Dragao in Portugal.
Leicester City vs FC Porto: Team News
The news that has come regarding the line-up of Leicester City in the upcoming Leicester City vs FC Porto encounter is that all the big names in the attacking line have been left behind. Jamie Vardy, Ryad Mahrez and Islam Slimani have stayed back in England and clearly, will not feature in the last group stage encounter in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17. Andy King and Robert Huth are also left behind in England alongside Kasper Schmeichel who had broken his hand in the match against FC Copenhagen. So we are in line to see a much younger and inexperienced eleven playing for Leicester City in this match.
For FC Porto, the biggest concern has been the goalscoring. They haven’t conceded much in their last few matches, but the Portuguese team lacked a cutting edge that could have seen them already in the second of the UEFA Champions League 2016-17. One of the news that has come in regarding the team selection of FC Porto for the Leicester City vs FC Porto encounter is that Miguel Lyan might just make a comeback into the first team after a few weeks. And could happen at the expense of Alex Telles.
FC Porto (probable line-up): (4-4-2) Casillas, Pereira, Marcano, Layun, Felipe, Corona, Pereira, Torres, Otavinho, Jota, Silva
Leicester City (probable line-up): (4-4-2) Zieler, Simpson, Morgan, Hernandez, Fuchs, Drinkwater, Kapustka, Amartey, Albrighton, Okazaki, Ulloa
Leicester City vs FC Porto: Match Prediction
With the previous encounter ending with the scoreline of 1-0 in favour of the English team, this match is also bound to be a great one. A close fight is predicted, and we can expect the home team to win this match for it’s a sort of a do-or-die situation. Hence, we predict that the unbeaten run of the English champions might just get halted in Portugal and the home might clinch the tie with a scoreline of 2-1. Also the fact that Leicester City will be without the services of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy has made a considerable contribution to such a prediction.
FC Porto vs Leicester City: Match Details
Date: December 7, 2016
Time: 01:15 AM IST (next day), 07:45 PM GMT
Venue: Estadio do Dragao
Leicester City vs FC Porto: TV Guide and Online Streaming Details
TV Listings: The live telecast of the FC Porto vs Leicester City encounter will be available on Ten 3 in India. The match will be shown live in the UK on BT Sport 3 and in the USA on different channels on the Fox Sports Network.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the UEFA Champions League encounter between FC Porto vs Leicester City will be available on Ten Sports Live in India and the BT Sport Live in the UK.
Hope this preview of the match Leicester City vs FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17, TV guide and live streaming details help you tracking of all the details related to the match. Also, don’t forget to let us know what do you think about the final scoreline of the match and the probable starting eleven. We will be eager to hear it from you as well.