Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips and Predictions
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool welcome Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid to Anfield on Wednesday night for the second leg of their Last 16 Champions League clash. Liverpool are trailing 0-1 on aggregate and will be hoping for another special Anfield European night but if any team can put on a defensive display against the Reds it’s Atletico Madrid. Can the Reds do it?
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips and Predictions: Liverpool
Crisis? What crisis? Since losing to Atletico around three weeks ago Liverpool have lost two of their four matches. In the first of those four they had to come from behind to beat West Ham at home. Then they somehow lost 3-0 away to Watford in a match where they looked absolutely bereft of ideas. They then lost 2-0 to Chelsea in the FA Cup, it wasn’t their usual starting XI but Klopp still put out a strong side. Last weekend they got back to winning ways, beating Bournemouth, again, coming from behind to win.
Even if we can call this a blip, Liverpool’s home record is bastion-like. They’ve not lost a home match this season, the last time they did lose at home was a 1-2 loss to Chelsea in the League Cup in September 2018. Of course, records are all eventually broken and Atletico don’t even need to win here, a draw will do and if they can get an away goal early in the match Liverpool are going to have to go all out to advance to the next round.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips and Predictions: Atletico Madrid
Atletico’s away record of late is pretty dire, they’ve not won one away match this year, unless you count the Super Cup that was played in Saudi Arabia, and no, we shouldn’t count that. Indeed, Atletico Madrid have won only one of their last 14 away matches. Their scoring record isn’t even great, they’ve failed to score in two of their last five on the road and with Liverpool keeping a fair amount of Clean Sheets at home of late, three out of their last five, maybe, just maybe, Both Teams to Score: No at 1.85 is a possibility.
Matches like this are so hard to call, overall Atletico haven’t lost since a 1-0 loss away to Real Madrid on February 1st, but their away form is just so bad, and as we saw last season when they went away to Juventus they threw away a 2-0 first leg lead, losing 2-3 on aggregate when they wilted against the Old Lady. However, they can certainly frustrate Liverpool here and as time ticks on, if Liverpool don’t get the goal they so badly need they’re going to leave themselves open to Atletico’s blistering attacks.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips and Predictions: Stats
Of Liverpool’s five most recent home matches, they’ve won 5/5. Over 2.5 goals has landed in 3/5, while BTTS has occurred in 2/5.
Of Atletico’s five most recent away matches, they’ve drawn three and lost two. Over 2.5 goals has occurred in 2/5, while BTTS has landed in 3/5.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips and Predictions: Goal Scorers
Mo Salah at 2.25 is the favourite to Score Anytime here. Followed closely by Sadio Mane at 2.30. Salah has 16 in 26 in the league, and four in seven in the Champions League. Mane has 14 in 26 in the league, and two in seven in the CL.
Alvaro Morata at 3.75 is the favourite for the visitors. He has eight goals in 23 league matches and two in six in the Champions League this season.