Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool
Date: Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
It has been nearly a decade since Atletico Madrid last clashed with Liverpool at home. Considering the exceptional form that the Reds are on, the hosts are likely to have their back against the wall this Tuesday.
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Liverpool pick up a 1-0 win.
- Three of their previous four games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their past five meetings.
- Two of their last five encounters have ended as a tie.
- Liverpool have registered the win just once in their previous five fixtures. (W-1, D-2, L-2)
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Match Preview
Atletico Madrid played second fiddle to Juventus in Group D, subsequently earning them a round of sixteen clash with the defending champions themselves. The hosts stumbled twice, much to the dismay of their faithful, in the group stages, and finished six points behind the table-toppers.
It is also worth mentioning that the home team have not been coping well in their domestic campaign as of late. Miserably, Diego Simeone’s men have just one win to boast of from their past four LaLiga clashes on the trot.
On the other hand, Liverpool topped their respective group with a slender one-point advantage over nearest foes Napoli. The visitors are on course to making history, back in the Premier League as well, and are currently sporting a stellar seventeen match winning streak in England, as we speak.
With Jurgen Klopp’s side hardly showing any signs of slowing down, Atletico Madrid surely have their work cut for them this week.
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Prediction
Despite the poor run of form overall, it needs saying that Atletico Madrid have been showing promise in their recent clashes at home. In fact, the hosts have not been at the losing end in any of their past four games here.
Furthermore, the Spanish outfit were unbeaten in each of their group stage clashes at this stadium.
Be that as it may, they are up against a Liverpool side that has been a force to reckon with, even on the road. Impressively, the guests have picked up the win in ten of their past twelve outings in all competitions.
To make matters worse for the hosts, Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has returned to full fitness. The Senegalese striker even went on to score a goal in their most recent clash back in the Premier-League.
Taking into the blistering run that Liverpool are on, Atletico Madrid are the outright underdogs to come away with the win. However, the visitors have not secured the bragging rights in their past two meetings with this foe on the road.
Given that the hosts have also shared the spoils five times in their past thirteen games here, back a draw no bet, just to be on the safer side.
Additionally, Atletico Madrid have been tough to breach at home this season. The fact that they have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five games here certainly says it all.
Their foes for the week have been just as good, if not better, in the defensive third. They have conceded just thrice from their past six trips on the road.
Since their previous two h2h meetings here have also been low scoring affairs, expect fewer than 2.5 goals on the scorecards, by all means in this one too.
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Betting tips
Draw no bet: Atletico Madrid @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).