English sides have a terrible recent record away to Spanish teams in the Champions League
Craig Shakespeare’s charmed start to life at Leicester City’s helm ended with a bump on Sunday, when they suffered a 4-2 loss at Goodison Park despite leading the Toffees 2-1 at half time. It marked the end of a run of three clean sheets in four across all competitions, and they must now brace themselves for a visit to Atletico Madrid, who eased past Gladbach in the last round and secured a draw at the Bernabeu this weekend in the Madrid Derby.
The bad news for Leicester is that English teams have a dreadful record in Spain in the Champions League. Since 2009/10 English teams have gone W3-D6-L11 at Spanish sides. Given that Leicester have gone winless in their last three on the road in Europe and won only once away in the league this term, they are likely to struggle against a side undefeated in eight across all competition – indeed, the only team to beat them since 11 January has been Barcelona.
Atletico start as strong favourites, and they’re odds-on to win to nil. We think, however, that while Atletico are strong at home defensively, Leicester have looked much improved in front of goal away from home following Shakespeare’s accession – they’ve scored six in their last three on the road. With that in mind, Atletico and Both Teams to Score has potential.
Tip: Atletico and Both Teams to Score – Best Odds : 2.8 ONLY at 1xBet