Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid: betting predictions, tips, and odds
Liverpool will be looking to overturn a one-goal deficit when they welcome Atletico Madrid at the Anfield on Wednesday night for the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 ties. The game will be broadcast live by BT Sport in the United Kingdom.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid betting preview and match odds
Although many people were surprised by Liverpool’s 1-0 loss against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano three weeks ago, we should mention that the Spaniards have been a powerful side in European football over the past few years, so it wasn’t such a huge surprise. Unfortunately, it seems that this loss kicked off a bad run for the Reds, as they have struggled since then. They did well to beat West Ham 3-2 at home in the Premier League soon after their loss in Madrid, but then suffered back-to-back defeats against Watford and Chelsea. The loss against Watford wasn’t that important as they still sit comfortably at the top of the league table, but the defeat against Chelsea has seen them exit the FA Cup competition.
However, the Reds set up a new Premier League record this weekend as they have now won 22 league games in a row at Anfield after beating Bournemouth 2-1. Liverpool is now focusing only on the remaining games in the Premier League and Champions League. Regarding this huge clash with Atletico Madrid, Liverpool is playing much better football at Anfield and we can see this by checking their recent home results in the Champions League. Liverpool is unbeaten in nine games at Anfield in the Champions League while winning seven. They have managed some excellent results during this run, including victories over Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona, plus a draw against Bayern Munich. Actually, they are unbeaten in 20 home games across all competitions this season.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid hasn’t been at their best over the past two months but somehow managed to put some results together recently. Diego Simeone’s men have failed to win a single game in the last three weeks of January, but they’re now on a five-game unbeaten streak across all competitions. They have played pragmatically in the first leg and honestly, it was the best possible scenario for Simeone as his team scored a fast goal and conserved the result.
They did well to follow this up with a solid 3-1 home victory against Villarreal but weren’t able to replicate that performance at Espanyol and had to settle for a 1-1 draw. At the weekend, Atletico Madrid only managed a 2-2 home draw against Sevilla despite fighting back from one-goal down. Even if they have this one-goal advantage over Liverpool, things aren’t great for Simone’s boys as their away record in the Champions League over the past few years has been poor. Los Colchoneros have only won twice in their last nine trips in the Champions League. In addition, they only managed to win against Lokomotiv Moscow on the road this season and suffered back-to-back defeats at Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus. In addition, Atletico has only scored three goals in their last six away games in the Champions League.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid match stats
Liverpool is unbeaten in their last 20 home games across all competitions.
Liverpool has won each of their last ten competitive home fixtures.
Liverpool has kept a clean sheet in seven of their last eight home games across all competitions.
Atletico Madrid has won just two of their last 15 away games across all competitions.
Atletico Madrid has scored just three goals in their last six away games in the Champions League.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Atletico’s last six matches in the Champions League.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid betting predictions and tips
Diego Simeone will definitely try to defend the first-leg result, but Liverpool’s record at Anfield is outstanding. Jurgen Klopp’s men have been playing phenomenally on home soil this season and the atmosphere at the Anfield can be scary for any team in the world. We all remember what happened when Liverpool played Barcelona on home soil last season after losing 3-0 at Camp Nou in the first leg. We don’t expect too many goals because of Simeone’s well-known defensive tactics, but we think that Liverpool can find a way to break the fortress.
Here are our betting tips and predictions for this Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid:
Liverpool to win at odds of 1/2 with William Hill
Under 2.5 goals at odds of 4/5 with BetVictor
Liverpool to qualify at odds of 10/11 with TonyBet