Predictions

Upset brewing?

Leicester City head to Atletico Madrid looking to continue their fairytale run in Europe.

 

Team News

 

Leicester captain, Wes Morgan has travelled with the squad despite being ruled out of the first leg.

 

Several players including Riyad Mahrez, Christian Fuchs and Danny Simpson could return to the starting eleven after being rested on Sunday.

 

Atletico will have to make do without several first team stars including Kevin Gameiro and Tiago.

 

History points to Spain 

 

These sides have met four times across a pair of two legged ties with the Foxes losing three whilst drawing the other. Atletico have progressed on both occasions.

 

La Liga sides have won 20 of the last 23 European meetings with English sides. This stat might see fearsome but Leicester have often punched above their weight against adversary.

 

Prediction

 

Both teams like to have as little possession of the ball as they possibly can making this tough to call.

 

The Champions League has often been bright points for Kasper Schmichael and Mahrez this season. With the return leg to come, they will be keen to ensure that the tie is still alive for next Tuesday at the King Power Stadium.

 

Leicester however have the least number of goals amongst this season’s quarter finalists. With several players fresh from being rested at Everton, scoring goals shouldn’t be much a problem here.

 

Their only away win in Europe this season came at Club Brugge meaning that a victory here is unlikely.

 

A draw won’t be bad here because Leicester will get an away goal to take into the return fixture. Their home record since Claudio Ranieri’s exit is spotless so would make them favourites to reach the last four, if can take something from this.

 

Prediction: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Leicester City

Result: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Leicester City

 

 

 

 

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