Leicester hoping to overturn deficit against Atletico

Published on April 15th, 2017 2:39 pm EST
Written By: Cian Murray
Kasper Schmeichel - Leicester City FC goalkeeper - 2016/17 serason. There is little doubt that Leicester would have happily taken a one goal deficit heading into the second-leg of their Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid.

However, it could have been even better for the current Premier League champions - Atletico should have never had the penalty that led to their goal as the foul was clearly outside of the area.

That being said, it happened and although this Leicester side can do many unexpected things, they cannot turn back the hands of time.

Thus they head into the second-leg a goal down and needing to score to have any chance of making it into the tournament's final four. It is an incredible and utterly unbelievable achievement; in 2008 this team were playing in the third tier of English football.

Adding another glittering chapter to the story will require a magical performance, but if any club can do it, it's Leicester.

In that first-leg in Spain they did well and had several exceptional performers, with the likes of Kasper Schmeichel and Shinji Okazaki showing that the former minnows are not out of place at this level.

The Foxes outwitted Seville in the last round after losing the first-leg of the last round and we certainly wouldn't rule it out here. They are priced at 13/5 to get a win in the second-leg of this quarter-final.

That being said, Atletico are no pushovers. Diego Simeone and his team have been to this stage before and will not lie down to be willing participants in Leicester's fairy tale.

They know that a draw will see them progress and that result is priced at 11/5. If you think Atletico will go one better and win the away leg, you can back them at 23/20.

French international and all-round superstar, Antoine Griezmann, got the only goal in the last leg and he is priced at 7/2 to get the first goal here. Considering the fact that he takes most of the Spanish side's set-pieces, that appears to be a generous price.

Leicester will be hoping that their own superstar supplies the goods on Tuesday night and Jamie Vardy is priced at 11/2 to do just that and score the first goal. Other interesting players in this market are Kevin Gameiro, who is 5/1 and Islam Slimani, who is 8/1.

English fans will be well aware of the dangers of Fernando Torres. He had an incredible influence while at both Liverpool and Chelsea and will be opening to grab a goal against another Premier League side. He is priced at 6/1 to get the first.

Our money is on The Foxes to continue their amazing story and grab a 2-0 win. This is priced at 18/1.

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