Simply mad about Leicester at 7-1

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"Never fall into the trap of trying to back the winner" is the value-seeking punter's mantra. In nominating Leicester to beat Atletico Madrid in Spain on Tuesday, most might say said trap is being circumnavigated with certifiable ease. However Leicester, who enter the Madrid cauldron fresh the from their comprehensive 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, are 7-1 (Coral and William Hill) while the Spanish side, who went down 1-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao are 1-3 (Coral).

Aston Villa are also underdogs but, after dispatching Barnsley 3-0 away, they also make appeal at 3-1 (William Hill) to beat Bordeaux away.

Celtic, who beat Motherwell 3-2 away, look a fair bet at 9-4 (Ladbrokes) to beat Liverpool, unimpressive in their 2-1 win at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

PAOK Salonika (11-4 Ladbrokes), are value to beat an Arsenal side who will be without Dennis Bergkamp and have much to prove in Europe, while Strasbourg (5-4 William Hill) may be too strong for Rangers, held 3-3 by Aberdeen.

On Wednesday, Manchester United (4-5 William Hill) can quell Kosice, but Newcastle, dismal 3-1 losers at home to Wimbledon, will struggle against Barcelona (5-4 Ladbrokes, who beat Deportivo 2-1.

Team C H L T

Atletico Madrid 1-3 2-7 3-10 3-10

Draw 3-1 7-2 10-3 7-2

Leicester 7-1 7-1 7-1 13-2

Bordeaux 4-5 8-11 5-6 4-5

Draw 12-5 12-5 12-5 12-5

Aston Villa 13-5 3-1 5-2 13-5

Celtic 12-5 2-1 9-4 11-5

Draw 9-4 2-1 11-5 9-4

Liverpool 10-11 6-5 Evens Evens

PAOK Salonika 5-2 2-1 11-4 11-5

Draw 12-5 2-1 11-5 9-4

Arsenal 5-6 6-5 5-6 Evens

Strasbourg 11-10 5-4 11-10 6-5

Draw 9-4 11-5 5-2 9-4

Rangers 15-8 7-4 7-4 7-4

Kosice 7-2 3-1 7-2 10-3

Draw 9-4 11-5 5-2 12-5

Manchester Utd 4-6 4-5 8-13 4-6

Newcastle 7-4 2-1 7-4 15-8

Draw 9-4 2-1 11-5 9-4

FC Barcelona 6-5 6-5 5-4 11-10

C - Coral, H - William Hill, L - Ladbrokes T - Tote

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