Leicester City can consider themselves fortunate to have left the Vicente Calderon Stadium with just a single-goal deficit last week, however we expect the Foxes to be placed under much greater pressure when they welcome Atletico Madrid to the King Power Stadium for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash tonight.
Atletico were by far the dominant side in the first leg clash but some resolute defending by Craig Shakespeare’s men kept the scoreline at a respectable level. Can the Foxes claw their way back into contention in front of their own fans tonight or will they collapse under the expected pressure?
In all honesty, we expect a defeat for the home side but not by a huge margin. Leicester City surprised many by fighting back against Sevilla in the last round of the competition to dump the Spaniards out of the competition despite losing the first leg. We’re not expecting similar heroics this time around but they can give Atletico a bloody nose and could even manage to hold them to a draw.
This clearly wouldn’t be enough to see the Foxes through to the next stage however and Atletico should have little difficulty in qualifying for the semi-finals of the competition, a fact reflected in the odds of 1/18 for them to reach the last four. You can land yourself a massive 5/1 on Atletico to qualify however just by opening a new Paddy Power account today.
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