The last time Atletico Madrid and Liverpool played in the Champions League; the Reds were the defending champions. Los Rojiblancos went to Anfield and knocked Liverpool out of the tournament just before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill. Now, almost two years later, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool meet in the Champions League group stage.

Atletico Madrid vs? Liverpool Match Preview

Liverpool lead Champions League Group B with six points from six. The Reds defeated AC Milan on matchday 1 by a 3-2 score before defeating Porto 5-1. Jurgen Klopp’s team has not lost this season and are unbeaten in 11 games. Atletico Madrid are second in Group B with four points from six on offer in the group. Los Rojiblancos drew nil-nil with Porto on matchday 1 before coming from behind on matchday 2 to defeat AC Milan 2-1.

Just one match has ended in defeat for Atletico Madrid his season. Diego Simeone’s team did not play at the weekend due to their match with Granada being postponed due to players from South America coming back late from international duty.

Atletico Madrid and Liverpool have played eight times in all competitions dating back to 2008. Atletico Madrid have posted a record of 3W-3D-2L against Liverpool during that time period.

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Betting Odds

 

 

Although Liverpool won the last match between these teams at full-time at Anfield, the Spanish club went through thanks scoring goals in extra-time. The Reds are winless in their last two trips to play Atletico Madrid in the Spanish capital. In 2019-20, Atletico Madrid claimed a 1-0 win thanks to a first-half Saul Niguez goal.

 

Atletico Madrid have posted a record of 2W-3D-0L at home this season. Simeone’s team has scored five goals at the Wanda Metropolitano while conceding twice. Four of Atletico Madrid’s home games finished with four clean sheets. Leading bookies’ best betting odds on Atletico Madrid to win are at 23/10.

Liverpool are coming off of a brilliant 5-0 win against Watford in the Premier League. The win was all the more special due to Klopp being without goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Curtis Jones, and Thiago Alcantara. Liverpool are unbeaten on the road this season posting a record of 5W-1D-0L. The Reds went to Porto and smashed the Portuguese club 5-1 last time out. Atletico Madrid will be a stronger defensive side than Porto were.

Leading bookies’ best betting odds on a Liverpool win at full-time are at 13/10. The last two games between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool in the Champions League, the games finished with under 2.5 goals and both teams not scoring. Bookies’ best odds on a draw at full-time are at 12/5.

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Team News

Simeone should have a fully rested set of players thanks to the team’s game being postponed at the weekend. The Atletico Madrid manager will be without banned defender Stefan Savic. He will miss the team’s next two Champions League matches. Central midfield Geoffrey Kondogbia could play in central defence for the missing Savic.

Brazilian attacking midfielder Matheus Cunha and defender Jose Gimenez will miss Tuesday's game through injury. Central midfielder Marcos Llorente is back in training and could play a part in the game. Luis Suarez will play against his ex-team for the first time since Liverpool’s insane come from behind Champions League aggregate win over Barcelona in 2018-19.

Liverpool duo Alisson and Fabinho flew to Madrid after the international break. Both players should start for Liverpool with Caoimhin Kelleher and James Milner dropping to the bench. Diogo Jota did not play against Watford at the weekend following slight injury picked up on international duty. Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold played most of the game following an injury and illness. Thiago and Harvey Elliott are both ruled out with injury.

Roberto Firmino scored a hat-trick at the weekend and should start in attack. Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk have been ever-present this season, but Klopp could rotate the centre-backs with Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez potentially coming into the side.

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool H2H

Atletico Madrid and Liverpool have played eight times in all competitions dating back to 2008. Atletico Madrid have posted a record of 3W-3D-2L against Liverpool during that time period. Although Liverpool won the last match between these teams at full-time at Anfield, the Spanish club went through thanks scoring goals in extra-time.

The Reds are winless in their last two trips to play Atletico Madrid in the Spanish capital. Marco Llorente scored twice – once in regular time and once in extra-time – against Liverpool when this teams last met.

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Prediction

Mohamed Salah to score anytime @ 29/20 - BET NOW

 

 

Mohamed Salah is in his best-ever form. Right now, Salah is the best in the world and is coming off of another stellar weekend in the Premier League. Salah has 10 goals in 10 games with three in two Champions League matches. He averages a goal every 87 minutes in all competitions. He has scored in six straight Premier League matches and tallied assists in the team’s last two league fixtures. Our betting tips prediction is for Salah to score anytime.

 

Liverpool to score first @ 17/20 - BET NOW

 

 

Tuesday night’s game at the Wanda Metropolitano is bound to be low-scoring. Although the Reds’ two Champions League games have finished with over 2.5 goals scored, our betting tips prediction is for Tuesday’s match to be lower scoring against a good Atletico defence. Still, the Reds should break down an Atletico defence that has conceded seven goals in 10 matches in all competitions.

 

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 4/5 - BET NOW

 

 

Seven of the eight games between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool have finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Atletico Madrid’s defence has been good and concede an average of 0.7 goals per game. Liverpool’s defence concedes an average of 0.82 goals per game in all competitions.

 

A win for Liverpool would put them in the driver’s seat to qualify for the round of 16. A loss to Atletico Madrid would make the group wide open. Our betting tips prediction is for Liverpool to claim a narrow win on the road.