Leicester vs Atletico Madrid

Leicester
VS
Atletico-Madrid
In this Champions League second leg quarterfinal fixture Leicester City will host Atletico Madrid.

 

After a run of six straight wins, reality Leicester and they lost two and drew one in the last three outings. However, they have done all but secured survival, since they are nine points above relegation zone. In the last they game they visited reborn Crystal Palace and took a point. It started great for Leicester, with Huth scoring in 6th minute. That was the only goal in the first half, and quickly after the break, Vardy put Leicester 2:0 up with his goal in 52nd minute. However, hosts didn`t surrender and Cabaye answered just two minutes later. It was all Palace from that moment on, and they deservedly equalized in 70th minute via Benteke. In the end game finished 2:2, which was the fair outcome. For this game Leicester will miss injured Mendy and suspended Huth, while Morgan could return.

 

Atletico have been in good form lately, remaining unbeaten in the last ten outings. During that period they have been looking like the old Atletico we all knew, having kept their net untouched seven times, conceding only three goals in process. In the last game they beat Osasuna 3:0 at home, in a game which went exactly as expected, with Atletico having complete control. Osasuna haven`t had a single chance, and Atletico put the game beyond any doubt in 61st minute when Filipe Luis scored to make it 3:0, after Carrasco netted two. In 89th minute Carrasco had an opportunity to complete his hat-trick from the penalty, but Sirigu kept it out, as he did only minute later when Atletico were awarded another penalty. This time Partey stepped up, but the outcome was the same, leaving Sirigu with quite an achievement. Vrsaljko, Gameiro and Moya are out for this game.

 

Reverse fixture a week ago finished 1:0 for Atletico, with the only goal coming from the penalty which shouldn`t have been awarded in all honesty. Atletico did dominate, however, but Leicester were holding on, leaving with a good result. They will have a tough task here, even tougher than against Sevilla, as Atletico are a much more quality team, and also, even if Leicester wins Atletico could progress on away goal rule. Atletico failed to score on the road only once in the last thirteen games, and despite Leicester`s good home performances they will hardly manage to keep a clean sheet here. Especially with Leicseter being without Huth and Morgan noth being completely fit. On the other hand, despite Atletico`s stellar defensive record of late, motivated Foxes in need for goal should have enough to net at least one here. I don`t think that Leicester will lose here, but I can see that happening if they go all out attack at some point of the game. Atletico will surely be clinical in that kind of situation, and therefore I am not comfortable making that selection. Instead, I will go with both teams to score here, since I think it is likely to happen. The odds are pretty high, probably because bookies think that this game could go down to the wire with a 0:0 score, but I don`t think that will happen. I think that we will see standard Atletico and a slightly braver Leicester, which should bring us result around 1:1.

 

Good luck!

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Both Teams To Score 10bet 2.00 8 1-1 WON (+8 units)
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Comments (9)
Sam
Great tip again.
04/17/2017 - 20:52
Mike
Cite win
04/18/2017 - 01:09
Guardiolix
very good review. This match should be the copy of last year Bayern-Atletico.
I dont see it ending a draw. Btts&over 2.5 is fair.
04/18/2017 - 10:20
Alican5
Nice one mate.
04/18/2017 - 10:51
JakeSTAR91
Guardiolix, I disagree. I think Patrick is right and BTTS will score and end 1-1. I'm backing this and the under 2.5goals.

Athletico need to score atleast 1 away goal and I think they will most likely focus on defence. Leicester has no choice to attack and they definitely have a good chance of finding the net at home. But I don't they will do it twice against this defence.

BTTS and under 2.5goals is my bet
04/18/2017 - 12:36
Bannion
Well; I disagree. Leicester is the weakest team left into the competition. Maybe their outcome with Sevilla blurs people in here.
Atletico is one of the best teams in Europe, although this year hasn't been that great. Basically it is all the same if they face teams like Chelsea or Manchester United or City, they would most likely win. Now they will face Leicester, under middle table team from Premier. There is a huge cap in quality, and if Leicester opens their defenses as they need to do at some point, Tico will easily score.
On the other hand Tico could just take this game into their control and just kill Leicester on the field.
Just my two cents.
04/18/2017 - 12:52
Guardiolix
@jake i am more in Leicester winiing 2-1 than 1-2, but there will be open space at some times so Atlletico counter-attack could be terrible. Just like they didi to Leverkusen... 1-1 still good bet, i am just fine tuning...
04/18/2017 - 13:14
Breaz
If atletico want, they will win tonight. Much better team that Leicester in every part of the game. 0-2, 1-3 correct score.
04/18/2017 - 16:46
pantelija
Atletico goes into next round ..the question is can Leicester score??
04/18/2017 - 19:23
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