Tip Atletico Madrid - Liverpool
Prediction published on October 16, 2021 at 10:17 PM - Modified on October 19, 2021 at 2:33 PM
Atletico Madrid had a free weekend after their La Liga game was postponed and should be well rested when they host Liverpool in the Champions League. The two are drawn in Group B, with Liverpool in the lead on six points, while Atletico have four. In their last game, Atletico Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 with former Liverpool forward Luis Suarez scoring on and assisting another. The Uruguayan will for sure be fired up for this game as well, having also scored on international duty. In their last Champions League game, Atletico came from down to beat AC Milan away from home and going to this game they have just one loss in their opening 10 matches of the season. They’ve however kept just four clean sheets in the 10 matches and facing a side in great scoring form as Liverpool will be tough. They’ve done well at home though, keeping four clean sheets in the last five matches, with four of the five home matches ending in under 2.5 goals. Atletico have two straight wins over Liverpool and in their last six matches competitively, they’ve won three and lost one.
Liverpool carry to this game a great run; they are unbeaten in their last 20 matches, and in the 11 they’ve played this season, they have eight wins. They go to this game straight from a 5-0 win over Watford in the Premier League, and they carry a very serious attacking threat. The Reds have scored 18 goals in their last five matches and in the 11 they’ve played this season, they have scored two or more goals in 10. Mo Salah, Robrto Firmino and Sadio Mane are in red hot form; they’ve scored 13 goals in just the last four matches. Salah has been the most consistent of them, with nine goals in the 11 matches this season. He has scored in both opening Champions League matches, a total of three goals. Liverpool have lost just two of their last 12 Champions League matches and have failed to score in only three of the last 15.
Key points Atletico Madrid - Liverpool
Liverpool have scored in 12 of their last 15 Champions League matches.
Mo Salah has scored nine goals in Liverpool’s 11 matches this season.
Salah has scored in the last four Liverpool fixtures.
Salah has scored three goals in his two Champions League games this season.
Atletico have two straight wins over Liverpool.
Conclusion Atletico Madrid - Liverpool
Two very strong sides face off here, and they both have impressive runs. Atletico are normally good at home and they will be motivated to beat one of the Champions League favorites. That will call for a lot, and in the teams’ form, it can be hard separating them but one thing that stands out is Liverpool’s goal scoring run. Mo Salah has been quite crucial on this front and in his form, we are backing him to score in this game.