Atletico Madrid vs Leicester City - facing each other for first time in UCL 2016-17 in Estadio Vicente Calderón, home to Atletico. Read about Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews.
The hosts Atletico Madrid have won 6 out of 8 UEFA champions matches this season. On the contrary, Leicester City has lost the last two games while on the road. But, both the teams have seen a minimum of 2.5 goals scored in their last 9 away (for the Foxes) and home(for the Red & Whites) matches.
The Red and White team has appeared thrice in the UCL finals but have not won any. They definitely would want to turn the tables this time. Estadio Vicente Calderón will see a tough fight between Atletico and Leicester. The latter has progressed very well and would surely want to see themselves in the finals.
Atletico Madrid Predicted Starting Line-up
Quite a number of players would not be seen for this clash. Their names are viz. Miguel Moya, Sime Vrsaljko, Nico Gaitán, Augusto Fernandez, Kevin Gameiro.
Antoine Griezmann is Atletico’s great hope as he has scored 22 times in all competitions so far. Jan Oblak is another key player to look for.
Atletico Madrid might not be performing so very well on domestic front but it surely knows how to appear in UCLs. They are at 3rd rank in La Liga this season. The Atletico men will be looking forward to reserve a seat in the semis and finals both.
Leicester City Predicted Starting Line-up
Shakespeare has decided for the following men of his team to not play this match : Nampalys Mendy, Wilfred Ndidi, Molla Wague. While the fate of Wes Morgan is yet to be decided.
Foxes have a weak defence, so all hopes lie on Kasper Schmeichel, their goal keeper.
This season Leicester City has not been able to maintain the same levels at domestic front with Premier League, as it did in the last season. They are struggling though, but would want to see themselves enter the UCL finals ultimately. They need to work hard on their defence too.
Atletico Madrid VS Leicester City Head-to-Head Stats
Both the teams will be facing each other for the first time this season. Their previous encounters have resulted in 3 defeats for Leicester foxes out of 4 matches played. This would be their fifth meet over all in the UCL.
Atletico Madrid VS Leicester City Predictions
It is going to be a great match between the two teams and one could expect a high scoring game. We predict a safe victory for Atletico Madrid with odds 1.30 with bet365.
Atletico Madrid VS Leicester City Betting Odds & Tips
- Atletico Madrid - 1.30
- Leicester City - 13.00
- Both team to score - 11/8
- Correct Score - Atletico to win @ 3-1 goals - 11/1
- Home Win - 3/10
- Away win - 12/1
- Draw - 9/2