Leicester welcome Porto for their second Champions League group game, but their first ever at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday (27 September). It will be a historic moment for the Foxes and a win will take them one step closer to qualifying for the knockout phase of the competition.

Where to watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport 2 and 2 HD. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5Live.

Overview

It will be a momentous occasion when the official Champions League anthem rings out at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night as it will be their first ever European fixture at the home of the reigning Premier League champions. The Foxes are making their first appearance in Europe's elite club competition and have already registered their first win after beating Club Brugge 3-0 away from home in their first encounter.

Claudio Ranieri's team are not having the best of runs in the Premier League and are coming off a 4-1 loss to Manchester United, but a win against seasoned European campaigners Porto could see them edge closer to a place in the knockout phase of the competition. Islam Slimani, who joined Leicester this summer, was with Porto's rivals Sporting Lisbon for three seasons between 2013 and 2016 and has a good record against their opponents having scored five goals in three games.

Islam Slimani
Leicester City striker Islam Slimani has scored five goals in three games against Porto during his time with Sporting Lisbon Getty

Nuno Espirito Santo's side have a poor record against English opposition having never won in their last 16 fixtures while away from home in England. The manager is hoping his side can overturn their poor record when they face Leicester, who are inexperienced when it comes to playing in Europe, but have lost just two of their last 20 home games.

Porto drew their opening group game against FC Copenhagen and will be looking to get all three points and get their Champions League campaign underway. They are, however, coming into the game on the back of a 3-1 win over Boavista in the Portuguese league.

What Managers Say

Claudio Ranieri: It is fantastic for our fans. A lot of them came to Bruges to hear the music. Tomorrow a lot more can hear it. It will be fantastic to continue the fairy tale and we hope to produce good football and a victory.

[Islam] Slimani has scored a lot against Porto [while at Sporting CP] and I'm sure he'll be a threat to them. [He and Riyad Mahrez] know each other and play in every international together. I've seen them in matches and in training and they have a very good relationship.

Nuno Santo: History tells us that Porto have never managed to win in England but these records —they are there to be broken. We didn't play well against København but the team have improved since then.

Leicester are champions of the Premier League, which is one of most competitive leagues in the world with very good squads and fantastic teams. What Leicester did last year is remarkable and we must respect it. The only way to control [Leicester] is to be balanced and control the game as a team. We are a team that like to play and control the ball and we will try to do it here.

Betting Odds (Betfair)

  • Leicester City Win: 5/4
  • Draw: 11/5
  • Porto Win: 23/10

Team News

Leicester City

Possible XI: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Amartey, Albrighton; Slimani, Vardy.

Porto

Possible XI: Casillas; Layún, Marcano, Felipe, Alex Telles; Danilo, Óliver Torres, Herrera, Otávio; André Silva, Adrián López.