This Wednesday, Liverpool receives Atletico Madrid on behalf of the 1 / 8th final return of the Champions League. The two teams want to continue their European journey.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Free Betting Tips
Reigning European champion, Liverpool has had an exceptional season this season and is positioning itself as a serious candidate for its own succession in the Champions League. During the group stage, the Mersey club upheld the hierarchy by winning 1st place in group E, ahead of Napoli, Salzburg and Genk. On the other hand, the Reds lost their disputed 8th final in the lair of Atletico Madrid (1-0). Unable to frame the slightest shot, they will need the unwavering support of Anfiled to reverse the trend in this double confrontation, like what they achieved against Barcelona last year. Since this setback, the men of Jürgen Klopp, who are racing towards the title of champion of England, appear less convincing and they have lost 2 of their 4 games played in all competitions. After losing to Watford in the league (3-0) and Chelsea in the FA Cup (2-0), they reacted by winning at home against Bournemouth in the Premier League (2-1).
Atletico Madrid rather lived up to expectations by finishing in 2nd place in Group D of the Champions League, behind Juventus but ahead of Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow. Opposed to the main favorite of this 2019/2020 edition of C1, the Colchoneros created a little surprise by winning in front of their supporters. Despite the Reds’ attacking potential, they managed to keep their clean sheet, which is very important in these knockout games. On the national scene, the Madrid team is currently 5th in Liga but still struggling for a qualification in C1 (1 point behind on the Top 4). Undefeated in the last 5 days, Saul’s teammates still remain on 2 draws conceded in the lair of Espanyol (1-1) and against Sevilla FC last weekend (2-2).
The staff for Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
For Liverpool, only the substitutes Clyne and Shaqiri are unavailable for this return match, injured. The starting 11 for the Reds has been well established since the start of the season with the very offensive side Alexander-Arnold and Robertson and forwards Salah, Mané and Roberto Firmino.
Atletico Madrid must only deal with the replacement Poveda package. Note all the same the uncertainties surrounding the participation of the French international Lemar, released on injury during the first leg. The offensive duo should be made up of Correa and Morata.
The compositions for Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
The likely composition of Liverpool:
Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson – Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum – Salah, Firmino, Mané.
Absent: Clyne, Shaqiri (injured).
The planned tactical arrangement (4-3-3):
Alexander-Arnold – Gomez – van Dijk – Robertson
Henderson – Fabinho – Wijnaldum
Salah – Firmino – Mané
The probable composition of Atletico Madrid:
Oblak – Vrsaljko, Savic, Felipe, Renan Lodi – Koke, Saul, Partey, Lemar – Correa, Morata.
Absent: Poveda (injured).
The planned tactical arrangement (4-4-2):
Vrsaljko – Savic – Felipe – Renan Lodi
Koke – Saul – Partey – Lemar
Correa – Morata
The history of confrontations Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
In 2008, the two teams neutralized each other during the group stage of the Champions League (1-1 each time). In 2010, the Reds defeated the Colchoneros in the Europa League semifinals (1-0 away defeat and 2-1 victory after extra time at home).
Key points for the match Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
– Irresistible all season, Liverpool seems less consistent for a few weeks (3 defeats in the last 5 games).
– Atletico Madrid have lost none of their last 6 games in all competitions.
– These two teams have no shortage of European experience, but Liverpool have nevertheless played the last 2 finals of this Champions League.
Free Betting Tips Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
Sure of his strength, Liverpool has the experience and the talent to win, at Anfield, against Atletico Madrid in this return match.
Betting Tips: Liverpool victory