Is Leicester vs Slavia Prague on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Europa League fixture

Karl Matchett
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Leicester City need a win of any kind to see themselves through to the last-16 of the Europa League on Thursday, as they host Slavia Prague in the second leg of their tie.

A 0-0 draw in the first leg doesn’t quite tell the story of a game with plenty of scoring chances, but both teams lacked the clinical edge which will be required this time around. The Foxes will be hit by the absences of James Maddison and James Justin in particular, but have good squad depth and should still be the stronger side.

Slavia are unbeaten in the Czech top flight this season, hinting at their consistency, though they did only draw at the weekend while Leicester beat Aston Villa in the Premier League.

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That result leaves Brendan Rodgers’ side in third place in the table, looking good for Champions League football next season - but they’ll be aiming to try and claim silverware this season first, looking one of the teams capable of going all the way in Europe’s second competition.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the deciding leg of the clash.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 8pm on Thursday, 25 February.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport ESPN. Subscribers can stream the game via the BT Sport app and desktop website.

What is the team news?

Leicester remain without defenders Wes Morgan and Wesley Fofana, while James Justin is now out for the season. James Maddison and Ayoze Perez are injuries in the attacking line, while Kelechi Iheanacho is suspended. Dennis Praet is also out.

Slavia will miss David Hovorka and Petr Sevcik, while Tomas Holes and Stanislav Tecl both need fitness tests ahead of the game.

Predicted line-ups

LEI - Schmeichel; Amartey, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans; Albrighton, Under, Barnes; Vardy

SVP - Kolar; Bah, Kudela, Zima, Boril; Hromada, Provod; Sima, Stanciu, Olayinka; Kuchta

Odds

Leicester - 11/18

Draw - 31/10

Slavia Prague - 6/1

Prediction

Even with a number of key players injured, the Foxes have the form and attacking options to get through this 90 minutes with a win. Leicester 2-0 Slavia Prague.

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