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

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
The two sides played out a cracker on Matchday 3
The two sides played out a cracker on Matchday 3 / Francesco Pecoraro & Visionhaus - Getty Images

Leicester vs Spartak Moscow has plenty to live up to on Thursday night with the reverse fixture two weeks ago treating us to seven goals.

The Foxes came back from two goals down to triumph 4-3 in that game and with their Europa League future far from certain, Brendan Rodgers will be desperate for his side to experience a more comfortable night here.

Leicester will also be motivated to bounce back after their mini-revival was halted by a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal at the weekend. Their opponents, meanwhile, come into this in poor form, losing 7-1 to Zenit St Petersburg before slipping to a 1-1 draw with FC Rostov in the Russian Premier League since facing the east Midlands side.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the clash...

How to watch Leicester vs Spartak Moscow on TV/live stream

What time is kick off? Thursday 4 November, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is it being played? King Power Stadium
TV channel? BT Sport (UK), Paramount+ (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? BT Sport (UK), official BT Sport YouTube channels
Referee? Halil Umut Meler
VAR? Abdulkadir Bitigen

Leicester team news

James Maddison
Maddison is a doubt / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Leicester were dealt a significant blow in the lead up to this one with a sickness bug spreading through their ranks. Both James Maddison and Harvey Barnes are afflicted, with the illness keeping them out of training in recent days.

In better news both Wilfred Ndidi and Ricardo Pereira should be back in the fold, though Rodgers did hint that a return at the weekend was more likely.

Elsewhere, long-term absentees Wesley Fofana and James Justin are out, as is Marc Albrighton who was on the end of a sickening tackle in the reverse fixture.

Spartak Moscow team news

Spartak boss Rui Vitoria has two major absences to contend with in the form of Georgi Melkadze and Pavel Maslov.

However, Maximiliano Caufriez is back in the fold after missing the reverse game through suspension.

Leicester vs Spartak Moscow predicted lineups

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Amartey, Evans, Vestergaard; Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Bertrand; Perez, Barnes; Daka

Spartak Moscow: Maksimenko; Dzhikiya, Gigot, Caufriez; Moses, Zobnin, Bakaev, Litvinov, Ayrton; Promes, Sobolev

Leicester vs Spartak Moscow head-to-head record

Unsurprisingly, considering Leicester's only-recent ascension to European football, this will be only the second time the two teams have met.

The other being the reverse fixture last month, of course.

Leicester vs Spartak Moscow score prediction

With Group C delicately poised after three games, both sides will be desperate to get a result at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester's injury list is a worry but the Premier League side should still have enough to get over the line without too many problems.

Making sure the free-scoring Daka gets plenty of service is vital if the Foxes are to secure an important three points.

Prediction: Leicester 3-1 Spartak Moscow

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