Atletico Madrid will host Liverpool
It’s going to be fun at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday when Atletico Madrid will host Liverpool in a first 1/8-finals game from the Champions League. That’s a perfect moment for us to give you our Champions League predictions.
Atletico Madrid continue to perform in the typical way since the arrival of Diego Simeone – they don’t score a lot of goals, but they also barely concede any. Even if they are not as good as they were in their peak moments, according to the pundits, they remain a team which is really tough to beat.
The hosts’ manager Diego Simeone is having a little headache because of some problems with injuries in his squad. He still can’t use his most profilic striker Diego Costa, while his most expensive signing ever Joao Felix is also struggling with injury. When we add Kieran Trippier and Hector Herrera to the injury list, we see that Cholo can’t use some really important players at the moment.
In the same time Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp welcomed back one of his most important players Sadio Mane. The Senegalese star returned on the pitch against Norwich City on Saturday, scoring the winning goal in the game. Mane is one of Liverpool’s best players since his arrival at the club.
Liverpool are on their way to record the best season in the history of the Premier League. The Reds have won 25 of their 26 matches in the league so far, didn’t losing even once. This phenomenal performance is making them favourites against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League as well.
In our Champions League predictions we won’t surprise you by telling you that we consider Liverpool the better team in this tie. But in same time don’t forget that Atletico Madrid are rarely losing games at the Wanda Metropolitano. We won’t be surprised if this match ends with a draw and everything remains to be decided at the Anfield.