Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Predictions, Preview and Live Streaming 2021

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Predictions, Preview and Live Streaming 2021

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews in the Champions League. Liverpool have been in fine form on their travels but Atleti haven’t lost at home since February.

Banned Atletico defender Stefan Savic - who is injured anyway - still has two more games to serve on the naughty step, while midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia will sit out the trip to Anfield if he is booked here but may be needed at centre-back.

The hosts have also reportedly been handed a triple injury boost with Jose Gimenez, Matheus Cunha and Marcos Llorente, all of whom may be able to feature this week.

Luis Suarez will need no added incentive to get one over his former club this week, while Rodrigo de Paul and Thomas Lemar should both start in the middle if Kondogbia is drafted into the back three.

Liverpool duo Alisson Becker and Fabinho flew straight to Madrid following their late returns from international duty and are primed to replace Caoimhin Kelleher and James Milner in the first XI here.

Diogo Jota and Trent Alexander-Arnold were also both passed fit for the win at Vicarage Road, but Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott remain out.

Jota was named on the bench at Vicarage Road with this game in mind after an injury scare with Portugal, but the attacker will have a hard time displacing Firmino following his hat-trick at the weekend.

Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Felipe, Kondogbia, Hermoso; Trippier, De Paul, Koke, Lemar, Carrasco; Suarez, Griezmann

Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane

  • Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in their last 12 games at home in a run stretching back to February (W8, D4).
  • Atleti beat Liverpool the last time these two sides met in Madrid in February 2020.
  • Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has four goals in his last four games for the Spanish champions.
Liverpool face Madrid test
Liverpool have made a perfect start in the Champions League with two wins from two games ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Atletico Madrid.

Atleti have four points from their first two games, having been held to a 0-0 draw at home by Porto before claiming a 2-1 win at AC Milan.

The Reds thrashed Watford 5-0 at the weekend and were without first choice keeper Alisson and midfielder Fabinho but both are set to return on Tuesday. This will be Los Colchoneros’ first fixture since the international break after their request to postpone their game against Granada, scheduled for Sunday, was granted as they had a number of players on international duty in South America over the international break.

Atleti boast impressive home record
Atletico Madrid are yet to be beaten at home this season with two wins and three draws in all competitions and haven’t lost at the Wanda Metropolitano since a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the Champions League in February, a run stretching 12 games (W8, D4).

Liverpool have been in devastating form on their travels with five wins in six away games, with one draw. However, all three of their Premier League away wins have come against teams currently in the bottom five and this trip to Madrid is their toughest away assignment so far this season by some distance.

An Atletico or draw result in the double chance market has some appeal here but at a big price it could be worth going for the straightforward home win here. Atleti have won their last two games against quality opponents having won at AC Milan in the last round of European games before beating Barcelona 2-0 at home before the international break. The extra few days off also works in their favour and they also beat Liverpool the last time these two teams met in the Spanish capital, claiming a 1-0 win in February 2020 before going on to win that two-legged tie.

Suarez can haunt Reds
Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been in fine form for Atleti with four goals in his last four games for the Spanish champions, including a strike in each of his last two appearances. The forward was also on target during the international break, scoring for Uruguay in a 4-1 defeat against Brazil. An anytime Suarez goal looks the pick in the scorer market here.

A 2-1 win for Atletico is my pick in the correct score market as it is hard to see Liverpool failing to get on the scoresheet as they have scored 22 goals in five away games so far, but Atleti’s fearsome home record indicates they can come out on top regardless and the Spanish side have also scored exactly two goals in six of their 10 matches this term.

Our Prediction

Atletico Madrid and Liverpool to Draw
The current Spanish champions had their game for the weekend postponed, so their players had a few extra days of rest ahead of this duel. On the other hand, Liverpool demolished Watford to keep their great run going. These two teams were similar in quality and they are both in form, so this should be a very exciting game. Two of the previous three meetings between them ended in draws in regular time, so we expect another draw in their upcoming duel.

Atletico Madrid and Liverpool to Draw at Half Time
Since we expect this game to end in a draw, we also expect the teams to be even at half time. After all, that's how most of the games that end in draws go. Other than that, we don't really have any stats to support our prediction here – it is mostly based on pure logic and our gut feeling for this match.

Both Teams to Score – Yes
Both teams have scored in two of the previous three head-to-head duels between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid, so we expect to see another match where both teams will score. After all, both teams have scored in both Champions League matches played by Liverpool and one of the two Atletico Madrid games in the group.

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