Leicester City will try to jump the next hurdle as they take on Slavia Prague in the Europa League fixtures, the games will be played on the 18th of February (away), and 25th of February (home). This is the round of 32, and it should be a great chance of going through to the next round.Embed from Getty Images
So who are Slavia Prague and what will be coming when we will meet this team. They ended 2nd in their group going through with the winner Bayer Leverkusen, keeping Hapoel and Nice behind them in the table, and of course a team not to fault. They came from CL qualification where they lost their last hurdle for qualification against FC Midtjylland.
They are current leaders of their domestic league with a 35 points in 13 games, 11 wins and 2 draws so far, shows great dominance as they are clearly meaning business. They won the league in 2017 and 2019 and are on a run at the moment that would see them as favorites to clinch the title also this season.Embed from Getty Images
They have a number of very interesting players, mostly from the Czech Republic, but not to forget Senegal born 19 year old forward Abdallah Sima. This is a player that should be on bigger clubs radar as he scores goals for fun. Among their foreign stars are Nigerian midfielder Peter Olayinka is also one to watch. The tall 25 year old is still a bit in the shadow of Wilfred Ndidi, with only one cap for his country so far.
Slavia play their home games at Sinobo Stadium, a modern newly build arena taking 21.000 spectators and of course a special place for their home fans, and you would believe this to be a place to really enjoy a game of football.
The club was founded as far back as 1892, and has been among the dominant sides in their nations since then. They are previously also a team that has played in the Champions League group stages, doing so in 2008. In 2010 the club went through difficult times as heavy depth had to be paid, but has since rebuild and got new owners and again competing for the league title in every season.
They are playing in red and white, their main rival is Sparta Prague, and their manager is Jindrich Trpisovsky. He has gone through the leagues as manager and took charge of Slavia in 2017.