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Champions League – Liverpool vs Atletico: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

It has been an impressive tournament so far for Liverpool, who aim to continue progressing to the qualification round of the UEFA Champions League this season. With 4 wins and just 1 defeat in their past 6 Champions League matches, few teams fancy going up against the Reds. Atletico Madrid will have to put effort if they wish to outclass Mohamed Salah and his team.

Diego Simeone’s side will however hope to gain some advantage over Porto who are trailing right behind with equal points in Group B. Porto will face Milan tonight, while Los Colchoneros aim for a better result against their opponents. Beating Liverpool at Anfield will be an ultimate test for Atletico this evening, but not entirely an impossible one.

Season facts for Liverpool and Atletico Madrid.

Facts are calculated for Champions League

  • Liverpool has won the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Liverpool unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
  • Liverpool unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
  • Liverpool scored in the last 12 of 14 matches.
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Atletico Madrid’s last 7 of 9 matches;
  • Atletico Madrid conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches.

Lineup Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid

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Current form — Liverpool v. Atletico Madrid

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Liverpool to pick up the pieces

Liverpool go into this encounter high on confidence following 4 wins in the last 6 matches. Liverpool look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gain 7 points. They ran out 5-0 and 2-0 against Manchester United and Preston respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Brighton, who claimed a point in a 2-2 draw in the Premier League.

Atletico Madrid target a win this night

Atletico Madrid will be out to get all the three this night at Anfield having drawn twice in their last three games in La Liga. They tied with Real Sociedad by 2-2 followed by a draw away from home with Levante by 2-2 again. Their last game, though, was a successful one where they beat Betis at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium by 3-0.

Liverpool v. Atletico Madrid — fixture history

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Atletico Madrid have historical advantage

Atletico Madrid got rolled over when The Reds took a 3-2 win in their latest Champions League encounter. It served as payback for the 3-2 defeat which Atletico Madrid handed out in the reverse match. Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 4 times in the past 8 matches between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid. Both teams found the back of the net 6 times in those 8 matches. Atletico Madrid go into the match with a 4-2-2 advantage against Liverpool in the Champions League.

Full Time Betting

Liverpool are considered favourites to win by most observers of the game. The best price you will find on a home win is 1.67, as bookies predict Liverpool to have a 60% chance of beating Atletico Madrid. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 4.00 on offer, while an away win for Atletico Madrid pays out at 5.00. Liverpool won 6 of their previous 10 home league games. In contrast, Atletico Madrid lost 5 of their last 10 away league games.

BTTS

BTTS 1.73 vs 2.10 The last 10 home league games for Liverpool averaged 2.9 goals per game with BTTS paying out 5 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Atletico Madrid, the average total goals were 2.7 with 5 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

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Over/Under Betting

The bookies seem to think this match will see plenty of goals and betting on over 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.75. A price that equals a 57% chance of this match seeing a minimum of 3 goals. Should you prefer a low scoring bet your best odds are 2.20 for under 2.5 goals. The last 10 home league games of Liverpool had an average of 2.9 goals per match. Of their last 10 home matches, 5 went over 2.5 goals. Atletico Madrid’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.7 goals per game. Meanwhile, 8 of Atletico Madrid’s last 10 away matches offered over 2.5 goals.

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