LEICESTER’S Champions League dream is likely to be shattered on Wednesday as they face the might of Atletico Madrid.
The Foxes shocked Sevilla in this previous round but could struggle against a side that’s reached two finals in three years.
Diego Simone’s side can’t lift La Liga this season so will be fully focused on this tie – as is Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare who fielded a weakened team as he suffered a first defeat at Everton.
I can’t see City containing the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres although Kevin Gameiro’s absence is a blow.
Atletico are no bigger than 4-17 to qualify and 3-10 with McBookie to win tonight’s home leg.
Sevilla battered the Foxes at home but two missed penalties in the ties cost them dear. Atletico will be more clinical and look good at 20-23 with boylesports to win by two or more.
On thing Leicester have is pace and Jamie Vardy netted their vital away goal in Sevilla. He is 5-1 at 888sport to score again but Atletico won’t concede easily and are more likely to win to nil at 10-11 with Paddy Power.
The other tie between Bayern and Real Madrid should be a cracker. Bayern have won 16 CL games in a row at home but are a short at a best 5-6 with Betfair. Real are 15-4 at boylesports with the draw 3-1 at McBookie.
Both sides are in good form and with so many star attackers on show – Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema – on show there should be goals.
I’m adding what I wrote about the Dortmund v Monaco match that was postponed on Tuesday. I hope shocking incident with the Dortmund bus has no affect on the game and we get the open, goal-laden tie we anticipated.
Dortmund could react two ways – they could be in shock or could feel they’ve got a cause to play for.
Coaches Thomas Tuchel and Leonardo Jardim reckon attack’s the best form of defence – Man City 5, Monaco 3 was a brilliant game and this could be something similar.
Monaco’s 12 matches in the Champions League fixtures have totalled 39 goals and there have been 35 in Dortmund’s eight.
Dortmund are missing Mario Gotze and Marco Reus and have doubts over several others so will hope Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on top form. He is first-scorer favourite at 3-1 with Betfred and 5-6 with Stan James to net.
Monaco are underdogs to qualify but having recovered from two down to KO City I fancy them at 6-4 with Skybet. Dortmund are too short at 8-15 with McBookie and are also odds on at Marathonbet to win tonight.
Atletico Madrid -1
Griezmann to score first
Bayern v Real over 2.5 goals
Lewandowski to score
Falcao to score
Dortmund v Monaco over 3.5 goals
Monaco to score
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