Leicester City vs Atletico Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Leicester City vs Atletico Madrid Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Leicester City host Atletico Madrid at the King Power Stadium on 18/04/17 in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie. Leicester ended a two-match losing streak after they drew 2-2 away to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. Atletico picked up three points last time out, beating Osasuna 3-0 at home. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is an incredible opportunity for a Leicester side whose fairytale would be completed with a further prolonged run in the Champions League. However, they face an extremely experienced and astute side in Atletico Madrid, and I’m expecting the Spanish side to be too great a hurdle for Leicester to overcome and can see them progressing to the last four.

Draw - 12/5

Draw and under 2.5 match goals - 3/1

Leicester Preview

Leicester City let slip a two-goal lead last time out as Crystal Palace came from behind to draw 2-2 with the Foxes at Selhurst Park. Robert Huth headed Leicester in front just six minutes into the contest, with Jamie Vardy’s clinical finish from Riyad Mahrez’s pass putting them two goals to the good. However, it took just two minutes for Palace to respond, as Jeff Schlupp’s scuffed cross found Yohan Cabaye who converted in the area. Christian Benteke then headed in Andros Townsend’s hanging cross at the far post as Craig Shakespeare’s side were forced to settle for a point. Losing 1-0 in the first leg, Leicester still have a very good chance of making it through to the semi-finals, although they face a side in Atletico who are extremely experienced at this level of competition. They will be looking to continue a six-game winning streak at the King Power Stadium this Tuesday, last tasting defeat at home on February 5. Three of those most recent victories came via a 2-0 scoreline, with a repeat of that result here being enough to see them through to the last four of the competition. It is set to be a raucous atmosphere in Leicester on Tuesday night as they look to add a second Spanish scalp in European competition to their names this season, defeating Sevilla 3-2 on aggregate.

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Atletico Madrid Preview

Atletico Madrid solidified their place in the top four of La Liga last time out, comfortably beating bottom-of-the-table Osasuna 3-0 at home where they were even afforded the chance to rest players. Yannick Carrasco retained his place in the side, scoring in each half as the Belgian helped his team secure a comfortable two-goal lead. Filipe Luis added a third on the hour mark but time still remained for Atletico to miss two penalties in the final two minutes. Both Carrasco and Thomas Partey missed spot kicks in the 89th and 90th minute respectively, as they comfortably saw the game out. Diego Simeone took this game as an opportunity to rest the likes of Gabi, Saul, Koke and Antoine Griezmann, all of whom will be fresh and ready to take on the challenge of Leicester. Reaching the final in two of the last three seasons, this is the fourth successive season in which they’ve reached the last eight of the competition and know the pressures that come with it. Away from home, they’ve performed well in the competition so far, winning three of their four games on the road in Europe to date. Simeone’s side are renowned as one of the most defensively stubborn in Europe, and with just a draw all they need to progress here, they will be looking to draw upon their experience to get across the line here.

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Leicester Team News

Molla Wague (shoulder) is out until the end of the season. Yohan Benalouane (muscle), Nampalys Mendy (ankle) and Islam Slimani (knock) will all be assessed, with Wes Morgan (back) returning to training.

Atletico Madrid Team News

Miguel Angel Moya (thigh), Sime Vrsaljko (knee) and Augusto Fernandez (cruciate ligament) are set to miss out here, although Kevin Gameiro (groin) could return. The rested Gabi, Saul, Koke and Antoine Griezmann should all return after having the weekend off.

Leicester City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Leicester City have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Atletico Madrid have conceeded only 1 goals in their last 2 games against Leicester City

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Leicester City Form Guide

Leicester City Team Logo

Leicester City

Won

6

Draw

0

Lost

4
L A

10-08-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

01-09-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-09-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-10-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Atletico Madrid Form Guide

Atletico Madrid Team Logo

Atletico Madrid

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
D A

20-08-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

25-08-2018

Primera Division

Rayo Vallecano Team Logo Rayo Vallecano

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

15-09-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

18-09-2018

Champions League Grp. A

Monaco Team Logo Monaco

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

22-09-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

25-09-2018

Primera Division

SD Huesca Team Logo SD Huesca

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

29-09-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-10-2018

Champions League Grp. A

Club Brugge Team Logo Club Brugge

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

07-10-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Leicester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Atletico Madrid Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leicester City vs Atletico Madrid Sidelined Players

Leicester City
18 Molla Wague Injured
24 Nampalys Mendy Injured
6 Robert Huth Suspended
Atletico Madrid
12 Augusto Fernandez Injured
16 Sime Vrsaljko Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kasper Schmeichel 189 89
28 RB Christian Fuchs 187 84
5 CD Wes Morgan 186 93
17 LB Danny Simpson 176 78
29 CD Yohan Benalouane 185 85
20 AM Shinji Okazaki 174 76
11 RM Marc Albrighton 175 67
4 CM Danny Drinkwater 178 70
25 CM Onyinye Ndidi 183 80
26 LM Riyad Mahrez 179 61
9 CF Jamie Vardy 179 74
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Jan Oblak 189 84
3 RB Filipe Luis 182 73
15 CD Stefan Savic 186 79
2 CD Diego Godin 185 73
20 LB Juanfran 180 72
6 RM Koke 176 73
24 CM Jose Gimenez 185 77
14 CM Gabi 182 75
8 LM Saul Niguez 183 76
10 CF Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco 180 67
7 CF Antoine Griezmann 174 72