Leicester vs Rennes: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Leicester celebrate after their first leg victory over Randers in the previous round of the Europa Conference League
Leicester celebrate after their first leg victory over Randers in the previous round of the Europa Conference League / Matthew Lewis/GettyImages

With three victories on the spin, Leicester will be keen to continue their momentum when they welcome Rennes to the King Power Stadium in the first leg of their Europa Conference League last-16 clash.

The Foxes dispatched of Danish outfit Randers in the previous round in a 7-2 aggregate victory, following it up with successive wins over Burnley and Leeds in the Premier League.

Rennes are likely to offer a stiffer test with the French side currenty sitting 4th in Ligue 1 and boasting three victories in a row themselves after a 2-0 win over Angers last time out.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.

How to watch Leicester vs Rennes on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Thursday 10 March, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is it being played? King Power Stadium
What TV channel is it on? BT Sport ESPN (UK), Paramount+ (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube
Referee? Orel Grinfeeld (ISR)

Leicester team news

James Maddison
Maddison is likely to miss out through injury for Leicester / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

James Maddison's availability is still in doubt as the midfielder continues to wrestle with a problem in his lower back according to Brendan Rodgers.

Meanwhile, the Foxes injury problems have shown no signs of abating elsewhere, with Timothy Castagne, Jonny Evans, Ricardo Pereira all set to miss out.

However, James Justin has an outside chance of being available, as do Ryan Bertrand and Wesley Fofana.

Rennes team news

Bruno Genesio - affectionally named 'Pep Genesio' in France - is also contending with several injury issues, with the talented Croatian international Lovro Majer set to miss out with a hamstring problem.

Romain Salin and Loic Bade are similarly doubts for the French side, although Lesley Ugochukwu could make his return for the trip to Leicester. Jeremy Gelin will not feature.

Leicester vs Rennes score prediction

The return to form from Rodgers' side in recent weeks has been much welcomed by the Foxes faithful, although they rode their lucky massively in their 1-0 victory over Leeds at the weekend.

The potential absence of Maddison will be a significant blow for Leicester, although it could be offset by the recent return of Jamie Vardy from injury.

Given Leicester's vulnerability on the defensive front this campaign the game is likely to promise plenty goals.

Prediction: Leicester 2-2 Rennes