The defending champions of the Champions League are always a big scalp and Atletico Madrid will be hoping they are the team to claim that scalp this season. The Spanish club travel to Anfield on Wednesday the 11th of March for the second leg of the tie against Liverpool. This is going to be a special occasion as the home fans aim to create an intimidating atmosphere for the visiting players.
Atletico Madrid won the first leg 1-0 in Spain so not only do they have a lead to defend they also managed to prevent Liverpool from scoring an away goal. However, the Liverpool players and fans will look back to the Champions League semi-final last season when they overturned a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona to progress to the final.
This has the makings of being a very intriguing game. Which team will come out on top and progress to the quarter final of the Champions League? Read on to find out more in our Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid predictions and for the latest Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid betting odds.
1. Liverpool vs Atletico Preview
We begin our Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid preview by taking a look at the favourites to win the game. Despite losing the first leg, Liverpool's excellent home record means they come into this match as the favourites. The Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid betting odds have the hosts at just 4/9 with Bet365 to come out on top and 10/11 to qualify.
The Reds are undefeated in their last 17 home Champions League games which includes 12 victories. There have been some excellent wins over Manchester City, Roma, Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and the famous victory over Barcelona.
However, Liverpool were not overly convincing during the group stage of the competition at Anfield. They were held to a 1-1 draw by Napoli in the final group game and defeated Salzburg 4-3 and Genk 2-1. Although the latter results were both victories, Liverpool were unconvincing in both matches and will need to raise the level of their performance to win this game. That has not proved to be a problem in the past and that's why Liverpool are such huge favourites with the bookmakers.
Atletico vs Liverpool First Leg
|Venue||Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid)|
|Match result||Atletico 1:0 Liverpool (Saul 4')|
|Man of the Match||Renan Lodi (Atletico)|
Due to the coronavirus outbreak a lot of questions were asked about fans of both teams in attendance during second leg at Anfield. Latest info is that the match will be played with them supporting their teams in the stadium.
Now let's take a look at the chances of the away team as we continue our Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid betting tips.
2. Liverpool vs Atletico Betting Odds
It is fair to say that Atletico Madrid have not been at their best this season and the team is not up there compared to that of recent years under the guidance of Diego Simeone. However, they showed what they are capable of in the first leg of this tie and managed to get under the skin of the Liverpool manager and players.
It was clear following the final whistle how frustrated Liverpool were and they were quick to suggest how things were going to be different at Anfield. This sort of approach could play nicely into the hands of Atletico Madrid who are more than happy to get involved in a rowdy atmosphere. Any breaks in play will suit them so expect to find Atletico Madrid attempting to slow the game down whenever possible.
Unfortunately for Atletico Madrid they do not have a strong recent away record in the Champions League. They have won only one of their last 6 away games in the competition which came at Lokomotiv Moscow in the group stage earlier this season. In fact, Atletico Madrid have lost 3 of their last 4 away Champions League matches and therefore it is no surprise defined they are the outsiders in the betting for this game.
The Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid betting odds have the away side out at 8/1 with Bet365 to win the match. We continue our Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid preview below with more betting markets.
3. Liverpool vs Atletico Betting Tips
Liverpool like to score goals and they always seem to find the back of the net when playing at home in the Champions League. They have managed to score 2 or more goals in 4 of their last 5 home Champions League matches and you come back them to repeat that in this game at 8/13 with Bet365.
If Atletico Madrid are going to cause a shock and progress to the quarter-final, chances are they are going to need to score a goal. However, even a 2-1 defeat would be good enough to see the Spanish club progress and you can back that outcome at 15/2 with Bet365.
4. Liverpool vs Atletico Live Stream
Both teams are going to be really fired up for this game following what happened both on and off the pitch in the first leg. You do not want to miss out on any of the action and you can follow Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live streaming at 1xBet.