Our football match prediction:
Atletico Madrid will be looking to defend their slim lead in the Champions League tie against Leicester City when the two teams face each other at King Power Stadium on Tuesday evening. Los Rojiblancos failed to impress in the first leg, but thanks to Antoine Griezmann’s goal from the penalty spot they recorded the 1-0 victory over the Premier League side. Diego Simeone’s men are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the return leg and we predict that they are going to defend their lead. The Foxes are a real force to be reckoned with at home, they did well to beat Sevilla in the Champions League last 16 on home soil, but defeating Atletico Madrid is easier said than done. The visitors are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Tuesday’s football match and, taking everything into account, a low-scoring affair appears on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later. The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite. Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy. Los Rojblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.