The prediction of Liverpool and Real Madrid comes before the match of the eighth-finals of the Champions League. This game will be played on February 21st at Anfield, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Match Preview and Team News
Liverpool will approach this game like they do any other, which means they’ll line up with a back four, three in the central midfield positions, and their usual trio of forwards. There are a couple of question marks over what the player availability might be for this game, though. Virgil Van Dijk is the big one; he has been out for a while owing to a hamstring issue. The latest word is that he’ll be fit, but how close to 100% he’ll remain to be seen. The Reds are enduring a pretty horrid season by their own high standards, and just one win in their last four suggests the tide isn’t turning any time soon. Fabinho has excellent ball control, he can play in several positions, and every team needs such a player. Gakpo is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his performance.
Real Madrid won’t be intimidated by the cauldron of noise that awaits at Anfield, with big and hostile crowds just part and parcel of playing for Los Blancos, and, as such, we don’t see them making drastic alterations to their style of play to combat what Liverpool might throw at them. Instead, they’ll look to hurt the Reds. That will likely see Vinicius Junior lineup against Trent Alexander-Arnold. The midfield blend that Carlo Ancelotti selects is perhaps the area of most intrigue. Real Madrid, by contrast, is showing signs of life despite facing their own domestic challenges, having won three games on the bounce. Five of the last six head-to-head games have been won by Real Madrid, with Liverpool failing to win any of those meetings. Vinicius Junior plays excellently, he is fast in the one-on-one game, and he is unstoppable. Aurelien Tchouameni is an experienced midfielder, he is strong, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from him.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Predicted Lineups
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Henderson, Thiago, Elliott, Nunez, Salah, Diaz.
Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Alaba, Militao, Mendy, Kroos, Valverde, Tchouameni, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, Benzema.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Betting Tips and Predictions
There are no favorites in this match, and we won’t be surprised if this clash could end in a draw.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams. Football fans should enjoy this match and see at least a goal in each net.
Draw @ 3.65
BTTS Yes @ 1.60
Correct score 1:1 @ 7.80