Atletico Madrid vs Leicester by MarcLonsain
Atletico Madrid will face Leicester City tonight. Leicester has been shocking everyone in the Champions League this season but that CL dream will be over tonight. Leicester is getting some good results after sacking Ranieri but Atletico is something different. Atletico is a very strong team defensively and they are not conceding that many goals. The last 10 games they only lost one, and that was against Barcelona. In these 10 matches they conceded 7 goals including goals against Barcelona and Real Madrid. Atletico will miss one important player in the name of Gameiro, but most likely Gaitan will be available as are the other important players. Also playing at home should be an advantage for Atletico Madrid as they know that a clean sheet at home is very important in the Champions League.
Leicester is doing great these days under the lead of Shakespeare, but if you look closer at the results you can see that they are not very strong away from home. In the last 5 away games, Leicester managed to win only one and it wasn't really a convincing one. They one 2-3 over West-Ham, who are having a terrible season. Besides Leicester will miss their keyplayer and captain Wes Morgan this game and that will surely have an effect on their team. Also Mendy is still not available. Leicester love to play on the counter but that tactic will not be as effective as it was against Sevilla because Atletico are so strong in defense.
- Leicester missing Wes Morgen
- Leicester lost 4 of their 5 away games
- Atletico only one defeat in 10 games
- Home advantage Atletico
- Counter team Leicester against defensively strong Atletico
Atletico know the importance of a clean sheet at home and they simply have more individual qualities in their squad. With Leicester their style of playing and the injury of Wes Morgan i expect an easy win for Atletico Madrid at home today.
My pick is Atletico Madrid -1 Handicap.
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