Champions League holders Liverpool face a tough test of their European credentials against Atletico Madrid. Jurgen Klopp’s men took another huge stride towards a long-awaited Premier League title over the weekend but are up against it here. The visitors hold a 1-0 lead from the first leg. They’re outsiders to progress from tie overall but have home advantage in this meeting. Paddy Power go 11/10 (2.10) that the English side progress. It’s 8/11 (1.73) that the La Liga outfit complete the job.
Our Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid preview will cover all the important betting angles from the match. They include the latest form, predicted line-ups and our best bet from Anfield.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid – Champions League 2019/20
Where to Watch
Kick Off Time: 20:00 GMT
TV Channel / Live Stream: The game will be shown live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate in the UK. Subscribers will also be able to see the action on the mobile app. The broadcast gets underway at 19:00 GMT, an hour before kick off.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid – The Form Guide
The Reds got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth last time out. Klopp’s side haven’t been at their fluent best lately though. Three of their last five matches in all competitions have ended defeat. They’ll certainly need to find another gear to progress to the quarter-finals.
The visitors have drawn twice and won their other game since the first leg. They’ve looked unusually suspect at the back too. Sevilla, Espanyol, and Villarreal have all found the back of the net. Overall, Simeone’s side have only kept three clean sheets in their previous 10 games across all competitions, albeit one did come against this opponent.
What is the Team News?
Adrian looks set to deputise in goal for Liverpool. Andrew Robertson was rested for the weekend win at Bournemouth but should slot back into the defence here. He could be joined by Jordan Henderson who is nearing fitness after getting injured in the first leg.
Atletico’s left-hand side should look different to the first leg in Madrid. Kieran Trippier is back fit and should slot into defence. Thomas Lemar has missed the last three matches with Koke deputising in the 4-4-2 formation against Sevilla over the weekend. Joao Felix has also returned to the first team since the first meeting.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Predicted line-ups
Liverpool Predicted Line-up: Adrian; Robertson, Van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Atletico Madrid Predicted Line-up: Oblak; Hermoso, Felipe, Savic, Trippier; Koke, Llorente, Saul, Correa; Joao Felix, Morata
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Latest Odds
Liverpool are general 4/7 (1.57) chance to win the game. However, if Atletico score a valuable away goal, the Reds will need to triumph by two clear goals in order to qualify. Unibet are a top price of 6/1 (7.0) on the visitors completing back-to-back wins. A draw would also be good enough for the Spaniards to progress. That’s a 3/1 (4.0) shot with Boylesports at the time of writing.
The bookies don’t expect a goal-fest at Anfield. Both teams to score is 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power. Given Atleti will likely set up to defend their narrow advantage, that price makes sense but there could be value in taking the odds-against quotes on BTTS.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Score Prediction
Going out of the competition on away goals is a real headache for Liverpool. A one-goal win where both teams score will see them crash out. While it’s not an ideal situation, scoring three times against a team like Atletico Madrid is no easy feat. As such, 15/2 (8.50) on a 2-1 home win at bet365 looks worth of some support.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip
The best bet here is the 11/10 (2.10) on both teams to score with Paddy Power. Liverpool will need to force the issue and that could leave them vulnerable at some stage. Atletico are well drilled in how to control matches but they possess plenty of firepower themselves. Alisson being out of action adds weight to backing goals at both ends. Klopp’s side have now conceded in each of their last five matches in all competitions.
The visitors don’t have a great record on the road in the Champions League. They lost two of their three group games this season (1-0 at Juventus and 2-1 in Leverkusen) so Liverpool should have few problems finding a breakthrough. Whether that’s enough to see them through though, remains to be seen.
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Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid – Frequently Asked Questions
⚡ Q. What time does the match start?
A. This game kicks off a 20:00 GMT
🥇 Q. Who is the referee for Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid?
A. Dutch official Danny Makkelie will be in charge of the game.
⭐ Q. Can the match go to extra time?
A. Yes, this game can go to extra time. However, that will only happen if Liverpool win 1-0, the exact opposite of the first leg. Any other Liverpool victory by a single goal margin will see Atletico progress thanks to the away goals rule.