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Leicester City vs Atletico Madrid - Champions League Preview and Odds


Published on: 18/04/2017

Atlético with one goal advantage from first leg

The football world was stunned by Leicester City`s Premier League win back in May of last year but still no one is expecting them to go all the way in this year’s Champions League. However, having restricted Atletico Madrid to a 1-0 win in Spain last week, the English club now have a great chance to progress to the semi-finals of Europe`s elite tournament.

The Foxes will be boosted by the fact that they have a 100% win record at home in this competition, although they do come into this game with some injury concerns.

Meanwhile, Diego Simeone`s side have put most of their injury woes behind them and should be able to field a strong squad for this second leg clash.

Team news

The home side will have to make to without Robert Huth (suspended), Nampalys Mendy (ankle) and Molla Wague (dislocated shoulder), while Islam Slimani (groin), Yohan Benalouane (cramp) and Wes Morgan (back) are all doubtful.

Meanwhile, Gabi, Sime Vrsalijko and Augusto Fernandez are the only injury concerns for the visitors.

Recent form (All competitions)

Leicester City: DLLWW

Atletico Madrid: WWDWW

Betting odds and tips

Despite only have a one goal lead, Atletico Madrid will have been relieved to have kept a clean sheet in the first leg. If they can score at any time, Leicester will need to score three to progress. As a result, they away side might be content to sit back and defend their lead and attempt to strike on the counter-attack.

Atletico have lost four of their last six away matches in the Champions League knockout stages, indicating that they do not always travel well at this stage. What`s more, they also conceded at least one goal in each of those games.

You can back Over 2.5 Goals at Evens with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 18/04/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (18/04/2017 16:01:45) but are subject to change.