Liverpool Vs. Atletico Madrid Match Preview and Prediction
Wednesday, 11th March 2020
Time: 23:00 EAT
Liverpool will be ushering Atletico Madrid in its upcoming match. This match will be an important determinant for them to reach at the quarter finals after beating their guest, Madrid.
As it stands, there are now six more games remaining before the confirmation of the UEFA champions league quarter finals.
Liverpool managed to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League, and this was after topping group E, with Napoli following it closely.
The reds have become one of the most dreaded teams in Europe this season. However, since the end of winter, Liverpool has seen their form snap, and this was evident after it struggling to score consistently while losing three out of five games.
Madrid, on the other hand, became a runners up behind Juventus in group D to set up the round of 16 with Liverpool, the champions league holders.
The first leg saw Atletico Madrid win 1-0, with Saul Niguez scoring an early goal.
A general overview of Atletico Madrid shows that it just won twice in its 13 away games, and losing four times against the English Clubs, and are unbeaten in their last four visits.
An analysis of the two sides indicate that neither of the teams has been able to secure a win in the recent matches. This is despite the fact that the team managers and coaches have been doing their best to provide top cream players for the matches.
With a lucky win that was secured during the first leg, Atletico Madrid is hopeful that it will frustrate Liverpool in its grounds. However, Liverpool, on the other hand, are eyeing to score an early goal as it has always been its way of playing with the mentality of its opponents.
If Liverpool manages to score an early goal, there is an increased likelihood that they will be able to go through to the next round.
The challenge for Liverpool will be to break down the strong defense that Atletico Madrid has, as cracking this will increase its chances of becoming victorious in this upcoming match.
Liverpool could be crowned the Champions on the English Premier League before their next game in the premier league, and this is if Manchester City lose their next two games.
Since Klopp took over, Liverpool has been able to show outstanding performance by making it to the final every year, and this has happened 9 years straight, since they were last defeated by Chelsea in 2008/2009.
Head to Head:
The upcoming match marks the 16th meeting between the two sides, with Liverpool only managing to win one match of the previous matches, where it closed at 2-1 after extra time in the 2009/2010 semifinals of the Europa League.
Liverpool only had one home game with Madrid that ended in a draw 1-1. Otherwise, Liverpool have won four in their last six games against the Spanish visitors.
Liverpool to win.