Leicester vs Atletico Madrid: Preview & Prediction
This Tuesday, it will be the fire in Leicester for this quarter-final return of the Champions League since the reigning English Champion can dream of a place in the last square.
All the lights are green for Leicester and yet, the English were beaten 1-0 to the go, to Vicente Calderon. It is a defeat, but it is promising because since the change of coach, the Foxes have regained their firepower.
Indeed, Leicester was in trouble with Claudio Ranieri and since the dismissal of the Italian, the Foxes have lined up many victories in the Premier League. Now in the soft belly of the Championship, they can concentrate on the Champions League.
Beware, this formation can surprise in this competition, because Leicester is unbeaten on its lands. Several European “cadors” were beaten at the King Power Stadium, like FC Porto in the group stage (1-0) or Sevilla FC in the second round (2-0).
In the previous round, Leicester had been beaten 2-1 in Spain and the Foxes were able to reverse the home victory. With the Mahrez, Vardy, Slimani or Okazaki, everything is possible for the Foxes.
The Atlético Madrid will have to be strong to pass a lap and to climb in the last square. The solidity is usually the niche of the formation of Diego Simeone and besides, in their last 9 matches, all competitions combined, the Colchoneros have conceded only two goals.
In the Spanish Championship, Atlético Madrid are still well on the 3rd step following their victory last Saturday in front of the red lantern Osasuna (3-0).
Now Atletico Madrid must confirm in the Champions League and especially, the Madrid must confirm their solidity interview far from their bases since the last defeat goes back to December 12, 2016, it was in Villarreal (0-3).
In the Champions League this season, Atlético Madrid fell only once, it was in Munich in front of Bayern (0-1).
Leicester vs Atletico Madrid: Direct Matches
The mission of the Colchoneros is not impossible, but a short defeat is not to exclude. Will it be sufficient to qualify?
Leicester City, K. Schmeichel, C. Fuchs, Y. Benalouane, W. Ndidi, D. Simpson, D. Drinkwater, M. Albrighton, D. Amartey, A. King, R. Mahrez, J. Vardy.
Atlético Madrid: J. Oblak, Filipe Luis, S. Savic, D. Godin, Juanfran, Saul, Y. Carrasco, Koke, Gabi, A. Griezmann, F. Torres.
Leicester vs Atletico Madrid: Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid win – Odds: 2.10
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.30