The second half of the Champions League quarter finals has thrown up two interesting games. English Champions Leicester City travel to Atletico Madrid while their city rivals Real Madrid are playing away at Bayern Munich. Here’s my Champions League tips and analysis for these games.
Champions League Tips: Atletico Madrid v Leicester City
When watching the draw for the quarter-finals I thought that Atletico Madrid represented one of the best chances for Leicester City to progress in this competition, so I will admit to being excited by this game.
Atletico have been in good form and are chasing hard on the top two in La Liga. They’re unbeaten since the end of February and were convincing winners in their round of 16 games away from home against another struggling side, Bayer Leverkusen.
Craig Shakespeare experienced his first defeat as Leicester manager at the weekend away to Everton, but four successive wins in the Premier League has elevated the Foxes away from the relegation scrap. Leicester were beaten away in Spain in the round of 16 but not convincingly – and they present a tough challenge to Diego Simeone’s men.
Champions League Tips: Bayern Munich v Real Madrid
La Liga leaders Real Madrid travel to all conquering Bayern Munich in what is probably the toughest match-up in this round. Bayern are in hot form at the moment having won four of their last five games in the Bundesliga, scoring 17 goals although they did suffer a 1-0 reverse to Hoffenheim. Their round of 16 tie against Arsenal was incredibly one-sided, smashing 10 goals past the London side across two legs.
Real Madrid come into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw with city rivals Atletico but their five preceding games in La Liga were all victories for Los Merengues. Their round of 16 game saw them beat Napoli convincingly 3-1 home and away but the trip to Bavaria is a step up in class.
I don’t think Real Madrid are the force they once were and I think Bayern will show their class once again in European competition. My Champions League tips for this game is Bayern to win at 1.75.
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