Champions League Betting: Second leg early odds update

Jamie Vardy (above) will need to be at his best against Atletico
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Following this week's results, all four Champions League quarter-final ties are set up for thrilling second leg contests. With only a few days to go before the teams meet again, Max Liu weighs up the odds...

"Real are bidding to become the first team to retain the Champions League and, as [3.25] tournament favourites, bettors think that's going to happen."

When it comes to the latter stages of the Champions League, there's no rest for Europe's top clubs. Only six days after they were unlucky to lose 1-0 in the Spanish capital, Leicester City host Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in what could be a thrilling second leg.

The Premier League champions are [6.0] to qualify and [3.75] to win the second leg, with Atletico trading at [2.14] and [1.19] respectively.

Can Leicester do it? If they play with the fearlessness and panache which they displayed in the second leg of the last round then they have a chance. In the round of 16, Leicester lost the first leg 2-1 to Sevilla then defeated the Spaniards 2-0 in the second leg at the King Power Stadium.

Diego Simeone's men will provide a sterner test, that much we can be confident about. They needed a controversial penalty to win the first leg but, having not conceded an away goal, they will fancy their chances of sitting back and hitting Leicester on the counter-attack. To break down Atletico, the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez will need to be more clinical up front than they were on Wednesday.

This Tuesday's other contest is the heavy-weight tie of the round. Bayern Munich surrendered a one goal lead to lose 2-1 at home to Real Madrid on Wednesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo netting a brace which included his 100th Champions League goal.

Real are bidding to become the first team to retain the Champions League and, as [3.25] tournament favourites, bettors think that's going to happen. They're [1.29] to qualify for the semi-final and [2.46] to win the second leg which might be the bet of the round.

As for the Wednesday matches, whatever happens in the second leg, the Borussia Dortmund v Monaco has been overshadowed by the bomb attack on that meant this week's first leg was postponed by 24 hours. Monaco won the match 3-2, and it was strange to see such a thrilling contest played in a subdued atmosphere, and the French side are [1.31] favourites to qualify, with the Germans [4.1].

Monaco average two goals per game in this competition this season, and Dortmund average three, so we should see goals in the second leg. Interestingly, bettors fancy Dortmund [2.4] - just - over the home side [2.88].

If there's one tie that looks done and dusted then it's Barcelona v Juventus, after the Italian champions defeated their Spanish counterparts 3-0 on Tuesday. However, if there's one team that can turn that kind of deficit around it's Barcelona.

As you know, Luis Enrique's men lost the first leg 4-0 to Paris Saint German in the previous round, then thumped the French side 6-1 at Camp Nou. Can Neymar et al rally themselves for another stunning comeback? The Italians are no fools, certainly not as brittle or naive as PSG, and the likes of Leonardo Bonucci and Gianluigi Buffon should prove more adept at helping their team shut out the Spanish side.

Still, nobody in their right mind ever writes off Barcelona. Three goals down, they're only [6.6] to qualify - although Juventus are [1.17] - and the hosts are [1.52] favourites to win the second leg.

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