Atletico Madrid vs. Leicester City: Champions League Quarter-Final First Leg – Match Preview

Leicester City’s fairy-tale Champions League campaign takes them to the Vicente del Calderon and Atletico Madrid at the Quarter-Final stages.

Atletico Madrid held their city rivals Real to a 1-1 draw on the weekend, cementing their position in the top four.

Diego Simeone’s men eased past Bayer Leverkusen in the previous round, with their 4-2 away success key to qualification.

Leicester City stunned the Europa League holders Sevilla at the same stage, progressing through 3-2 on aggregate.

Craig Shakespeare suffered his first defeat as Leicester manager following a 4-2 defeat away at Everton on Sunday.

Enhanced match odds

Atletico Madrid 10/1 or Leicester City 66/1 with 888 Sport*

Champions League form: Atletico Madrid W3 D0 L2; Leicester City W2 D1 L2
Champions League top scorers
Atletico Madrid – Antoine Griezmann 4 goals
Leicester City – Riyad Mahrez 4 goals

Team news
Filipe Luis and Gabi missed the second leg with Leverkusen through suspension, however both are back here.

With Kevin Gameiro likely to miss out through injury, Fernando Torres is set to partner Antoine Griezmann up front.

Wes Morgan remains a major doubt for the visitors, with the captain missing Leicester’s last three games in the Premier League.

Leicester rotated their squad against Everton, but expect the likes of Christian Fuchs, Riyad Mahrez, Wilfried Ndidi and Shinji Okazaki to return.

Expected starting XI’s
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Savic, Felipe Luis; Carrasco, Saul, Gabi, Koke; Griezmann, Torres
Leicester City (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Benalouane, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez, Ndidi, Drinkwater, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy

Predictions

Result: Atletico Madrid (10/1 with 888 Sport)*

Correct Score: 2-0 (9/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Antoine Griezmann (9/10 with Winner)

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