Atletico Madrid take on Leicester in the 1st leg of their Uefa Champions League quarter final at the Vicente Calderon stadium on Wednesday night. Who will win? This article contains our Atletico Madrid v Leicester betting preview with predictions, betting tips, starting line-ups, team news, best odds, exclusive bonuses and no deposit bonuses on this clash.
ATLETICO MADRID v LEICESTER BETTING PREVIEW
Atletico Madrid have lost only one of their last 14 competitive fixtures and enter this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu last time out. The Colchonerso sealed their place in the UCL quarter finals with a 4-2 aggregate win over Bayer Leverkusen - the return match ended in a goalless draw. Diego Simeone's side have lost just one of their last 21 Champions League home games and have kept 17 clean sheets in 17 of that process.
No changes are expected from the side that earned a point in the Madrid Derby last Saturday. This means that Fernando Torres will spearhead the attack alongside Antoine Griezmann. Goalkeeper Miguel Moya, defender Sime Vrsaljko, midfielders Nico Gaitan, Tiago, and Augusto Fernandez, and striker Kevin Gameiro are expected to miss out through injury.
Leicester's perfect run under Craig Shakespeare was brought to a shuddering halt by the 4-2 defeat at Everton this past weekend. Anyway, their fortunes in the Premier League have improved significantly in recent weeks and they are no longer in danger of being relegated. In the previous Champions League round, the Foxes were beaten 2-1 in the first leg in Sevilla but then ran out 2-0 winners in the 2nd leg eand knocked out the team that has won the Europa League in each of the past three seasons.
Influential skipper Wes Morgan will almost certainly miss out with a back injury. Hence, Yohan Benalouane will therefore continue to partner Robert Huth despite a shaky performance last time out. Danny Simpson, Christian Fuchs, Wilfred Ndidi and Riyad Mahrez were allo rested at Goodison Park and are expected to be restored in the starting XI. Up front, Islam Slimani and Shinji Okazaki are in contention to partner Jamie Vardy, with Ahmed Musa providing a further option.
ATLETICO MADRID v LEICESTER PROBABLE LINEUPS
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Savic, Filipe Luis; Carrasco, Saul Niguez, Gabi, Koke; Griezmann, Torres
Leicester City (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Benalouane, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez, Ndidi, Drinkwater, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy
ATLETICO MADRID v LEICESTER ODDS
|ATLETICO MADRID||11.00 with||Bet £10, win £110.00|
|THE DRAW||5.80 with||Bet £10, win £58.00|
|LEICESTER||67.00 with||Bet £10, win £670.00|
ATLETICO MADRID v LEICESTER PREDICTIONS
|OUR PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|Atletico Madrid to win||11.00|
|Over 2.5 goals||1.91|
|3-1 Correct Score||14.00|
|Saul Niguez anytime goalscorer||5.00|
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