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Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool 02/18/2020 Soccer Preview, Predictions and Betting Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool 02/18/2020 – The Champions League is back after a long break for the start of the knockout stages. The first leg of the Round of 16 starts with Atletico Madrid hosting the defending champions Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano. According to Online Sportsbook, Liverpool is slightly favored to get the win against Atletico Madrid and have the advantage of heading back to Anfield for the second leg.
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool 02/18/2020
Atletico Madrid is having a tough season scoring goals in all competitions. Their defense is still great but they have trouble scoring and it is usually their downfall. They are facing a Liverpool side that is great on both offense and defense. Atletico finished the group stages in second place in Group D behind Juventus. They had three wins, one draw and two defeats. They are just coming off a 2-2 draw in La Liga against Valencia. Atletico had the lead twice but they allowed Valencia to come back, equalize and take two points away from them. Nevertheless, it should be noted that Atletico and Liverpool have only played four times in European competitions head-to-head with one win each and two draws.
Players to Watch: Alvaro Morata (2 goals), Joao Felix (2 G), Thomas Partey (1 G, 1 assist), Jan Oblak (3 clean sheets).
The defending champions have already qualified for next season’s Champions League even though it is still February. Liverpool is having one of the greatest seasons in football history. They are currently undefeated in the English Premier League after 26 matches with only one draw. Liverpool is 25 points ahead of Manchester City and they are expected to win their first-ever EPL championship. On the other hand, they finished the Champions League group stages in first place ahead of Napoli, RB Salzburg and Genk. Liverpool had four wins, one draw and one loss, which came against Napoli at the very first matchday. This game against Atletico will be the first time Liverpool are facing them in the knockout stages of the Champions League. They previously played against each other in the group stages of the 2009 Champions League and semifinals of the 2010 Europa League, which Atletico won.
Players to Watch: Mohamed Salah (4 G, 2 A), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (3 G), Roberto Firmino (3 A), Sadio Mane (2 G, 2 A), Alisson (1 CS).
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Betting Numbers
The first leg of the Round of 16 starts off with Liverpool visiting Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano. Atletico is not having one of their best seasons as they struggling to score while Liverpool is still undefeated in the English Premier League. Some are even considering Liverpool the best team in the world right now. It is the reason why the Best Sports Betting Websites have them favored to defeat Atletico Madrid in the first leg.
Moneyline: The moneyline for Liverpool is +140 so they are the safer option to bet on. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid has a moneyline of +188 while a draw has a moneyline of +230.
Score Prediction: Liverpool continues to roll with a close 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid.