PSG Test the Leicester Miracle in the ICCPublished July 31, 2016 by Florin P
Leicester takes on first tough opponent after winning the Premier League (04:30 a.m UK Time).
Leicester is the team that everyone talks about in England and they are still a big thing in Europe. Nobody gave them a chance at the beginning of the regular season, but they managed to win the championship. For this season, they have lower expectations, but the recent triumph brought them in the spotlight. That’s how they were invited to play in the International Champions Cup and take on PSG.
PSG Can't Rely on Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Savvy punters and pundits say that class is permanent while form is temporary. This idea will be put to the test when Leicester plays against PSG, the multiple French champions. They lost a couple of players during the season break, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but still have plenty of options up front. Nobody doubts their ability to win the domestic championship once again even without their star.
Against Leicester, PSG will have to play it smart because the English champions are deadly on counterattacks. Scoring an early goal would tip the balance in their favor, as Leicester has a hard time coming from behind. Their game is simply not built on exercising constant pressure, especially against a team of this caliber.
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Even after they won the Premier League, Leicester didn’t take the food off gas and managed to extend its invincible run. Truth be told, none of their opponents so far were as good as PSG, or as motivated as the French outfit. Splitting points wouldn’t be a tragedy for the English team and Ranieri will be aiming for such a result. He knows that his team is the underdog in this match and will play accordingly.
PSG is the team to trust in this fixture, despite the recent performance of Leicester. The odds are surprisingly high at the time of writing, revolving around 9/10 at bet365 Sports.