Leicester City vs Atletico Madrid Betting Preview, UEFA Champions League Betting Tips

Leicester City vs Atletico Madrid Odds – Tuesday 18th April 2017 – 19:45 – BT Sport

Leicester are 14/5 with the draw at 9/4 and Atletico are 1/1

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Leicester City welcome Atletico Madrid to the King Power Stadium this Tuesday, with the Foxes looking to overcome huge odds.

The Foxes come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, ending a run of successive defeats.

It was a rapid start for the visitors, with defender Robert Huth giving the Foxes the lead early in the match (6).

Jamie Vardy (52) gave the Foxes a deserved two-goal lead early in the second half, with Vardy continuing his excellent record.

Yohan Cabaye (54) scored his second goal in as many matches, halving the advantage for Allardyce’s side.

Christian Benteke (70) equalised for the hosts, scoring a header that gave Palace another excellent result.

Foxes Struggling

Leicester have been in excellent form of late, but they are winless in their last three matches now.

Two defeats against Atletico and Everton, coupled with this damaging draw against Palace means they are struggling.

Leicester have already beaten a Spanish side in the form of Sevilla, but they will have to ensure that Atletico don’t score if they are to progress.

More Of The Same

The match against Atletico sees Leicester emerge as underdogs, despite enjoying home advantage.

A win will be one of the biggest in the clubs history, they have never made it to the Champions League Semi-Finals before.

Leicester will be looking to overcome last week’s result, where an Antoine Griezmann penalty settled the first leg.

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Atleti In Excellent Form

Diego Simeone’s side come into this match on the back of a 3-0 win against Osasuna at the weekend.

Simeone opted to rest Griezmann ahead of the crucial Leicester tie, a decision that paid dividends.

Yannick Carrasco (30) scored Atletico’s first goal, sweeping the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the penalty area.

The Belgian scored his second of the match (47) shortly after the interval, converting Nicolas Gaitan’s cross.

Felipe Luis (61) made it three just after the hour mark, with the left back converting from the left-hand side of the box.

Atletico should have made it more, missing two penalties in the final two minutes, with goalkeeper Sirigu performing valiantly.

Atleti In Good Form

It was an excellent result for Atletico, backing up the midweek win against Leicester in the Champions League.

That result means they extend their unbeaten run to seven matches, they have won five and drawn two during that run.

The win against Osasuna means they move up to third, four points clear of Sevilla, who have a game in hand.

Atleti have had a fine Champions League campaign, they have lost just one fixture throughout the campaign.

Visitors Favourites

The visitors come into this match as the favourites, with their excellent record informing the odds.

This will be a tough match for Simeone and his side, with Leicester enjoying home advantage this time around.

Atletico will be looking to make it two wins from two against Leicester, they registered a 1-0 win in the first leg.

 

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Both teams are 10/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Leicester are Jamie Vardy at 11/2 with Islam Slimani at 13/2. For Atletico Madrid, Antoine Griezmann is at 7/2 with Kevin Gameiro and Fernando Torres at 5/1.

The first leg of this tie saw Atletico narrowly register a 1-0 win, the odds of the same result are 5/1.

Leicester City vs Atletico Madrid Odds

Tip 1 – Griezmann to score first @ 5/1

Tip 2 – Leicester to win 2-1 @ 12/1