If the Champions League were to end today, we would have still seen enough drama and excitement to make this season’s version one for the ages. It’s going to be tough to top Barcelona’s amazing 6-1 comeback win against PSG last week, but reigning English champions Leicester City will be looking to spring a surprise of their own when they host Sevilla in the second leg of the Round of 16. It was all Sevilla in the first leg, and it looked for a while as though they were going to run up the score, but a late goal from Jamie Vardy has left this tie wide open. That away goal may prove to be vital against a Sevilla side that looks to be running out of steam as the season heads into its final stages. As for Leicester, they appear to have discovered a new lease on life without Claudio Ranieri at the helm, and a win here would be something that no-one would have expected just a few short weeks ago. It’ll be all to play for on Tuesday night in Leicester. Find out more about the latest soccer betting point spreads here.
Here’s A Closer Look At Leicester City vs. Sevilla Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info
When: Tuesday, March 14 at 2:45 PM EST Where: King Power Stadium, Leicester TV: FS1 Live Stream:FOX Sports GO UEFA Odds: TBA
Why bet on Leicester City
There were a lot of people who were less than pleased when Claudio Ranieri was relieved of his duties as boss at Leicester, but you cannot argue that the controversial move has produced instant results. Since Craig Shakespeare took over, City have picked up back to back wins, and are once again starting to look like the team that stunned the world by winning the English Premier League last season. Many of their star players appear to have rediscovered their form, but none more than Jamie Vardy, with the striker scoring 5 goals in his last 3 games. It was his vital away goal that had given Leicester a legitimate lifeline in this tie.
Why bet on the Sevilla
In the early part of the season, Sevilla were arguably one of the one of the more entertaining teams in Europe, but they are starting to look like a team that has run out of gas. They were keeping pace with Real Madrid and Barcelona atop La Liga, but back to back disappointing ties against Alaves and Leganes has seen their championship bid grind to a halt. This may well be a bad news/good news scenario for Sevilla, as dropping out of the title race will mean that they can now focus all their attention on the Champions League. Given the current form of Leicester, you feel that Sevilla are going to need an away goal on Tuesday night, and they certainly have the firepower to get it.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I think we are in for a real treat with this one, especially since that away goal for Leicester has this tie hanging in the balance. I think Leicester will give Sevilla all they’ve got, but it will be the Spaniards who do just enough to move on.