The Scousers are coming to Madrid. Jürgen Klopp’s guys are close to winning the Championship of England and striving to defend the Champions League title. The team of Diego Simeone is primed for a decent performance in the Champions League playoffs, as in the Primera Atlético hasn’t been doing that well. Their 4th place is unlikely to turn into second, as it was in the previous two Championships of Spain.
The Mattress Makers got a tough opponent. The situation is complicated by the injuries of the team leaders. The participation of Morata, João Felix, Jimenez and Trippier is a big question, but Diego Costa, having fully recovered, can help the team out. In the last Champions League, Atlético did not go beyond the ⅛ finals. Then, in a confrontation with Juventus, Madrid won in the first match (2:0), but lost in the second (3: 0).
For Liverpool, last year’s playoffs became a road to triumph: 1 draw (0:0), 5 wins (including the final) and 1 loss (3:0). Undoubtedly, the team of Jürgen Klopp has every chance of defending the title, but it’s unlikely that a large number of goals will be scored. The Scousers aren’t always productive on the road. In the current Champions League, Liverpool didn’t manage to score in Naples (2:0), and in the last tournament – also Naples (1:0), Belgrade (2:0) and Barcelona (3:0).
Even 1-2 goals scored can be acceptable to each of the opponents – the Spaniards will get a chance to recoup in the second match, and the British will smoothly advance to the quarterfinals. Total under 2.5 with odds of 1.52 and Both to Score – No at 1.685 in 22Bet line.
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