Wednesday sees the second batch of Champions League Quarter finals with the champions of England, Leicester pitted against Spanish side Atletico Madrid and a match up fit for a final with Bayern Munich hosting Real Madrid.
Atletico Madrid vs Leicester City
Leicester have found a great deal of form since the departure of their very own, ‘Tinkerman’, with 6 wins from Shakespeare’s first 7 wins and that only defeat coming against Everton on Sunday. On top of this, Jamie Vardy has finally found the form he displayed for much of Leicester’s title winning season last year. Another stat that should not take a miss is Craig Shakespeare’s ability to generate goals from his team. In all of Leicester’s games under their interim manager, they have managed to score at least 2 goals and of course that includes their only defeat coming in at 4-2.
Atletico will be able to hold their heads up high coming into this fixture having turned in a very respectable 1-1 draw in the Madrid derby with hot topic Antoine Griezmann bagging himself a late goal. The Madrid side in question are on some sort of defensive run having only conceded 3 goals in 8 games. In my honest this is likely to boost odds that contradict Atletico continuing this. All this culminates in my first punt being Atletico Madrid – No Clean Sheet at 11/10 which if you don’t mind me saying looks very overpriced.
Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid
Bayern are also a team fresh of a derby result having beaten rivals Dortmund 4-1 in Der Klassiker. Their home form is nothing to take lightly either with the Munich side having not lost at the Allianz Arena all season. However Bayern or draw only sits at 1/5 currently and is not worth the risk. It’s not been all song and dance for Bayern with a recent result seeing them slip to a 1-0 away defeat in the league to 3rd placed Hoffenheim. Bayern have a habit of scoring a lot of goals at home with 26 goals in their last 5 home games in all competitions.
Real Madrid’s defence record at the moment is far from perfect with just 1 clean sheet in their last 10 games. Adding this to a frightening Bayern Attack and we are very likely to witness goals come Wednesday Evening. In terms of attacking statistics Real have scored 16 goals away from home in the last 5 games. So if you ask me this games spells a nasty evening for the keepers and so my punt on this one is Bayern Win and Over 3.5 Goals.
Due to the postponement of the game in Dortmund after Tuesday night’s horrible events in Germany, don’t forget to check out my tip for that game which you can find my twitter @TomBetTips or on my homepage!