Leicester City are favored to advance from their group in the Champions League after Tuesday’s win over FC Porto at the King Power Stadium
The Foxes took a giant step towards qualifying for the knockout stage of the Champions League with their narrow victory over FC Porto. The win gives Leicester City six points from their first two matches and in pole position for the next round.
Last season, the average point total for a group winner in the Champions League was 13.75 with Real Madrid topping that list with 16 and Wolfsburg and Manchester City bringing up the rear with 12. If 13.75 is the goal then Leicester are just under halfway there and have already beaten the best team in the group, although it was on home turf in England.
However as we all know, clubs do not need to win the groups to advance to the next round and that is where things look even better for the Foxes. Last season, the average point total for group runners-up was just 10 points, an average brought down slightly by the fact that Roma somehow advanced with just six points.
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This of course means that Leicester City could simply draw their next four matches in the group and likely still advance to the next stage as the runner-up.
Even that is unlikely as they will still face a poor Club Brugge side at the King Power, a club that they defeated soundly in Belgium and are still yet to welcome second place FC Copenhagen there as well.
The Foxes still face tough trips to Portugal and Denmark but they could have the group sewn up before the trip to Portugal in December if they beat Copenhagen and Brugge in England.
This would be quite the remarkable achievement for a club making its debut in the competition.
The Premier League repeat dream may be on its last legs but the dream of lifting a Champions League trophy, or at least coming very close to doing so, is very much alive.
They already defied the odds once last season so why not one more time in Europe’s premier club competition?