Leicester Look to Beat Online Soccer Betting Odds
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
This year’s UEFA Championship has given us some wild and crazy moments, most notably FC Barcelona overcoming all online soccer betting odds in their second match against Juventus to beat a 5-0 aggregate. As we advance through the later stages of the tournament, sportsbook players can expect similar turnouts, and hope to be on the winning side of a prediction.
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We’ve made it to the quarterfinal round and so far it’s the usual suspects competing for a shot at international glory. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich are all household names in the UEFA Championship and Leicester City is making sure that the EPL is being well represented. However, facing a 1-nil aggregate, Leicester is on the brink of being sent home. Can they pull it together in Game 2 to ensure that the English survive another round?
Atletico Madrid vs. Leicester City – Tuesday, April 18th
When: 2:45 pm ET
Where: King Power Stadium, Leicester
TV: Fox Sports 2
Aggregate: Atletico leads 1-0
Online Soccer Betting Line:
Atletico Madrid -½ (-106) 2 ½ (+104) -106
Leicester City +½ (-114) 2 ½ (-124) +315
Atletico Madrid/Leicester City Draw +255
Madrid got their victory over Leicester City due to a contentious penalty call that allowed Antoine Griezmann to walk away with the match’s only goal of the night. Atletico will be looking for a similar result Tuesday, and it would seem that history is on their side since 67.7% of teams who won their Champions League first leg 1-0 at home went on to advance to the next round. Additionally, this is the third time these two clubs meet. The first was in the 1961-62 Cup Winners Cup and the second was in the 1997-98 UEFA Cup. Madrid went on to advance past Leicester in both those occasions.
Madrid should enter this game will rested since Kevin Gameiro, a French striker who missed Atletico’s five most recent contests due to a groin injury, is back in the lineup. Likewise Koke, Saul Niguez, Gabi and Griezmann were all rested in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Osasuna in La Liga.
Considering their less than stellar ranking in the English Premiere League, seeing Leicester make it this deep in a top European tournament is a bit of a shocker. An appearance in the UEFA semi-finals is something to hang your hat on, but first city must overcome a 1-0 deficit against one of the Spanish’s online soccer betting favorites.
As if overcoming a 1-0 aggregate wasn’t enough, Leicester will likely have to contend without their captain, Wes Morgan. Morgan has missed the Foxes’ last six contests due to a nerve problem in his back. The captain is expected to have a late fitness test before Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final match to determine if he will be able to compete against Madrid.