This Tuesday, February 18, Atlético Madrid welcomes Liverpool on behalf of the 1/8 round of first leg of the Champions League. Both teams will want to win in order to take an option on the qualification.
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Free Betting Tips
Present in Group D of the Champions League, Atletico Madrid won 2nd place in the ranking. The Colchoneros won against Lokomotiv Moscow (0-2 away and 2-0 at home) and against Leverkusen (1-0), for 2 losses conceded to Leverkusen (2-1) and in the lair Juventus (1-0) and 1 home game draw against Juve (2-2). Without really shining, the team met expectations by qualifying for the knockout matches. In La Liga, the players of the capital skate. 4th with 39 points, Atlético is outdistanced by two rivals: Barcelona (49 points) and Real Madrid (52 points) despite a victory against Granada (1-0). Friday, they got a draw in Valencia (2-2). In the King’s Cup, the modest Cultural Leonesa team knocked down the Simeone band (1-2) in the 16th finals.
Author of a remarkable season, Liverpool appears as one of the big favorites to his own succession in this Champions League. During the group stage, the Reds started off badly by being surprised in Naples on the 1st day (2-0). They then aligned 5 games without backhand (4 wins and 1 draw) to finish in 1st place in group E, ahead of Naples, Salzburg and Genk. Holding the title of the Cup with the big ears, the club of Mersey won, last December, the world championship of the clubs. With 22 points ahead of Manchester City in the league, Liverpool is heading straight for the title of champion of England. Prematurely eliminated from the League Cup, the English qualified for the 5th round of the FA Cup following their victory against Schrewsbury Town (1-0). On Saturday, they just won in Norwich (0-1).
The staff for Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool
Atlético could record the absences of attackers Diego Costa and Joao Felix as well as important Trippier and Herrera who are all in the infirmary.
As for Liverpool, only the substitutes Shaqiri and Clyne should miss this match. After being slightly injured, Mané replayed on Saturday and scored.
The compositions for Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool
The probable composition of Atlético:
Oblak – Arias, Felipe, Savic, Renan Lodi – Llorente, Partey, Saul, Koker – Correa, Morata.
Uncertain: Joao Felix, Herrera, Gimenez, Costa
The planned tactical arrangement (4-4-2):
Arias – Felipe – Savic – Renan Lodi
Llorente – Partey – Saul – Koke
Correa – Morata
The likely composition of Liverpool:
Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson – Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum – Salah, Firmino, Mané.
The planned tactical arrangement (4-3-3):
Alexander-Arnold – Gomez – van Dijk – Robertson
Henderson – Fabinho – Wijnaldum
Salah – Firmino – Mané
The history of confrontations Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool
Since 2008, the two teams have met 4 times in official competition. The two clubs are tied with one success each and two draws
Free Betting Tips Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool
Unstoppable this season, Liverpool can take an option on qualifying by winning in Colchoneros less solid than in previous years.
Betting Tips: Liverpool victory