Atl. Madrid – Liverpool Prediction & Picks (18.02.2020)

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Atl. Madrid – Liverpool SOCCER PICKS

Atlético Madrid and Liverpool meet at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals). There is only a record of 1 direct confrontation in the last 3 years between these two teams, in 02‑08-2017, which ended with the victory of Atlético Madrid by (4‑5), in the tiebreaker by penalties. Attention to the home factor, since Atlético Madrid usually conquers different results at home and abroad.

Atletico Madrid :

The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals) after finishing the group stage in the 2nd position of Group D, with 10 points won. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 3 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Valencia by (2-2). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Atlético Madrid won 7, drew 2 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 5 of the last 6 games for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.

Atlético de Madrid arrives at this match after a 2×2 draw against Valencia, thus adding the second consecutive game without losing, both for the Spanish championship: the team’s goals were scored by Thomas and Llorente. We remember that Madrid finished the group stage in the 2nd position, with 10 points, 6 less than the leader Liverpool. In this match against Liverpool, coach Diego Simeone must enter the field with a more cautious strategy, exploring only the counterattack: Correa is a very competent player in the offensive transition. On the other hand, Álvaro Morata is the top scorer of Atlético de Madrid, with 10 goals scored. For this game, the home team cannot count on Trippier, Romera, João Félix and Herrera, all with physical problems.

Liverpool :

The visiting team gained access to this phase of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals) after the 1st place won in Group E, with a total of 13 points. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss as a visitor; against 12 wins and 3 draws in his stadium. The team arrives at this match after a win away with Norwich City by (0-1). In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Liverpool won 8, drew 1 and lost 1. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 5 of the last 6 games, so he has not presented great defensive strength, but his Attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 5 of the last 6 games for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: he opened the scoring in 14 of his last 15 games, of these 14 he came to rest in advantage in 8 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 12. In the last 20 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 6 of his 17 goals between the minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).

Liverpool comes to this game with a win, 0-1, in the Norwich visit, adding the fourth consecutive victory in official matches: Sadio Mané scored the only goal of the game. To reach this stage of the Champions League, the English club won Group E, with 13 points added. In this match against Atlético de Madrid, coach Jürgen Klopp must play in 4-3-3, favoring possession of the ball and organized attacks: Henderson and Wijnaldum are the main organizers of the game, which have great pass quality and game vision The Egyptian Mohamed Salah is the top scorer of the visiting team, with 18 goals scored in official matches. For this game, the coach cannot count on Milner and Clyne, both due to injury.


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