PSV Eindhoven plays host to Leicester City in their Europa Conference League quarter-final with the aggregate scoreline locked at 0-0 after last week’s encounter at King Power Stadium.
Brendan Rodgers’ side will be hoping to reach their first European club semi-finals for the first time in history and to get the job done in enemy territory as they aim to lift the inaugural Europa Conference League title at the end of the season.
PSV have been impressive and head into Thursday’s encounter on the back of a 2-0 victory against RKC Waalwijk, while Leicester City had an impressive 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday.
PSV coach Roger Schmidt welcomes back Mexico international Erick Gutierrez after the served a one-match ban for the fixture at the King Power Stadium, while Nigerian descent Noni Madueke, German forward Mario Gotze, Cody Gakpo, and Eran Zahavi all return to the starting lineups having their legs saved over the weekend in the Eredivisie.
Leicester City will miss Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and Boubakary Soumare are another long-term absentee, while the club’s top scorer Jamie Vardy remains on the recovery path from injury and is a doubt for the game.
Ryan Bertrand and Nampalys Mendy who have been Leicester’s go-to Ndidi replacement in recent months as both pairs unregistered for the competition but Spanish star Ayoze Perez is a doubt after suffering from illness recently.
Head to Head
The sides have only met once before and that was in last week’s goalless draw at the King Power.
PSV are in good former having won four and drawn two of the last six previous fixtures in all competition, while Leicester is inconsistent this season after winning two, drawing two, and losing the same number of matches from their six games.
PSV Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Mvogo; Junior, Teze, Ramalho, Max; Gutierrez, Sangare; Madueke, Gotze, Gakpo; Zahavi
Leicester Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Pereira, Fofana, Evans, Castagne; Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Iheanacho
Our expert tipster partners at MonieBet are predicting an away win for the Premier League team or both sides to score but another possible outcome is over 2.5 goals in the encounter on Thursday evening.
PSV Eindhoven 1-2 Leicester City (Leicester to win 2-1 on aggregate)