Liverpool vs Atletico 2020 Champions League  Game Preview & Betting Odds

Liverpool vs Atletico 2020 Champions League  Game Preview & Betting Odds

Written by on March 10, 2020

Liverpool will look to get back on track in order to extract some revenge when they host  Atletico in the second leg of their Last of 16 clash on Tuesday. After picking up a stunning 1-0 win over the current title holders in the first leg, Atletico will now try to go back-to-back when they visit  Anfield on Wednesday for the decisive second leg. Now, let’s find out where the best value lies in this pairing. Let’s see how the Champions League odds will be for the Liverpool vs Atletico.

Liverpool vs Atletico 2020 Champions League  Game Preview & Betting Odds

  • When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM ET
  • Where: Anfield
Liverpool-1 (-108)-185Ov 2.5 (+104)
Atletico Madrid-1 (+108)+500Un 2.5 (-120)

Liverpool vs Atletico Latest Stats

4-1-22019-20 UCL Record4-1-2
1.9 (8th in UCL)Goals Scored Per Match1.3 (23rd in UCL)
606 (1st in UCL)Completed Passes Per Match382.9 (18th in UCL)
26-1-1 (1st in Premier League)Domestic Record11-11-4 (5th in La Liga)

Why Bet On Liverpool at -185

The reigning Champions League champs not only won it all a year ago, but they’ve been possibly even better this year in going an insane 27-1-1 in the English Premier League with a mind-boggling +45 goal differential margin. The Reds have also gone an impressive 4-1-1 in Champions League play while sitting at +5 in the goal differential department. Liverpool snapped a two-game skid by subduing Bournemouth 2-1 on Saturday as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane both found the back of the net.

The Reds lost to Atletico 1-0 in their first leg matchup on and they’ve also suffered losses against Watford, and Chelsea in the last couple of weeks. The Hornets stunned Jurgen Klopp’s squad 3-0 last weekend, handing Liverpool their first Premier League loss since January of 2019. Then just this past week, Chelsea knocked the Reds out of the FA Cup, beating them 2-0.

Salah has four goals in seven Champions League matches while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has three goals in four matches and Mane has a pair of goals in seven matches. Liverpool has gone 4-1-1 in their last six matches, including 2-1 at home, but 0-3 ATS in their last three at Anfield. The O/U is 1-2 in Liverpool’s last three home matches.

  • Possible Liverpool Lineup: Adrián; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané
  • Out: Alisson Becker (hip), Shaqiri (calf), Clyne (knee)
  • Misses next game if booked: Gomez, Mané, Robertson

Why Bet On Atletico at +500

Atletico Madrid has gone an uninspiring 11-12-4 in La Liga play this season, but they come into this match riding the wave of a six match unbeaten streak that includes a 2-2 draw against Sevilla FC on Saturday. Atleti is 3-1-2 in six Champions League matches including their 1-0 stunner over Liverpool in their first leg matchup on Feb. 18. Atletico has struggled to score in Champions League matches by averaging a modest 1.3 goals per match. Now, Madrid will look to snap Liverpool’s stupendous 54-match streak without a  loss that dates back to May of 2018.

Madrid controlled just 28 percent of the play in the first leg. Alvaron Morata and Joao Felix have both scored a pair of goals in six and four Champions League matches respectively, but no other player has scored more than one. Atleti is 3-1-2 in their last six matches including 1-0-2 in their last three road dates while going 1-2 ATS along the way. The O/U total is 1-1-1 in Madrid’s last three road dates.

  • Possible Atlético Lineup: Oblak; Trippier, Savić, Felipe, Renan Lodi; Saúl Ñíguez, Partey, Koke, Vitolo; João Félix, Correa
  • Doubtful: Lemar (thigh), Morata (thigh)
  • Misses next game if booked: Correa

Liverpool vs Atletico Expert Analysis and Prediction

While Atletico won the first meeting and have played some solid soccer in Champions League matches this season, Liverpool is playing at home with a ton riding on the line. More importantly, the Reds possess a pair of gifted world class front liners and a handful of other players that would likely be one of Madrid’s top goal scorers. I like Liverpool to get the win here to advance to the quarterfinals and get one step closer to repeating as European champions.

Pick: Liverpool 3 Atletico Madrid 1