Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips & Predictions
Liverpool have been here before. Last season, Barcelona arrived at Anfield with a three-goal advantage after the semi-final first leg encounter, although a typically famous night on Merseyside saw the Reds overturn the deficit and reach the Champions League final which they went on to win.
Now Jurgen Klopp’s side have a different kind of assignment against an Atletico Madrid team who are likely to be more robust than their Spanish counterparts, with Diego Simeone’s side landing an early goal at the Wanda Metropolitano before making sure that Liverpool didn’t find the net.
The bookies make Atleti marginal favourites to go through on the night, with a draw or a scoring defeat such as 2-1 or 3-2 being enough for the visitors to qualify on away goals.
However, one only has to look at Liverpool’s home form this season to see that the English champions-elect are an absolute machine in front of their own supporters and they have to be backed to reach the last eight stage of the competition.
While they were thwarted in the first leg, the Reds boast a 100% record in the Premier League at Anfield and also accounted for Red Bull Salzburg and Genk in Europe, even if Napoli did come away with a 1-1 draw.
Atletico Madrid are currently fifth in the Spanish league table and actually have a negative goal difference on the road domestically, with the team losing three times on the road and drawing on six occasions.
They were beaten away to Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus during the group stage and we just think that Liverpool have enough experience of this situation to forge a way past a team who aren’t quite the force of old, with Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann having previously played a big part in European campaigns.
Liverpool to qualify @ 2.05 /21/20) with bet365
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s
Liverpool Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation
Atletico Madrid Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation
13San Miguel del Castillo Adrian
04Virgil Van Dijk
- Liverpool Substitutes
- 27: Divock Origi
- 18: Takumi Minamino
- 20: Adam Lallana
- 07: James Milner
- 03: Fabinho
- 32: Joel Matip
- 22: Andy Lonergan
Atletico Madrid Formation4-4-2
- Atletico Madrid Substitutes
- 11: Thomas Lemar
- 09: Álvaro Morata
- 21: Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco
- 14: Marcos Llorente
- 02: José Giménez
- 24: Sime Vrsaljko
- 01: Antonio Adan