Kick-off: 2000, 03/11/2021
TV: BT Sport
Liverpool’s recent 3-2 Champions League win over Atletico Madrid in Spain was an action-packed affair full of drama at both ends.
In fact, the Reds have been involved in three entertaining Group B fixtures but have found a way to come out on top on each occasion.
Let’s go for that trend to continue by taking 11/8 for a home win and over 2.5 goals for our first Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid prediction.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool were edged out in extra-time after a couple of close encounters with Atletico at the last-16 stage a couple of years ago.
Memories of a late Anfield collapse should spur them on here, with the added incentive of putting a perennial European powerhouse under pressure to qualify.
At Wanda Metropolitano two weeks ago, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita put the Reds in control early on before Antoine Griezmann’s double levelled things up.
A second-half red card for the France forward then allowed Liverpool to get back on top and Salah struck a spot-kick decider on 78 minutes.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had previously edged out AC Milan here in another 3-2 thriller, prior to a 5-1 romp away to Porto.
Klopp will now call on his team to bounce back from Saturday’s sloppy 2-2 Premier League draw with Brighton on Merseyside, which undid much of the good work done in a 5-0 thrashing of Manchester United.
“In the dressing room, it feels like a defeat,” admitted Andy Robertson. “Being 2-0 up and giving away a lead, it’s never nice. There’s frustration.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better start, we scored two great goals but we let Brighton do what they are good at.
“When we’re playing at Anfield and we’re 2-0 up, we expect to come away with three points and we’ve not done that and that’s why it’s so frustrating.”
Let’s go for the Reds to be fully focused from start to finish here and try 6/4 for them to lead at half-time and full-time from the Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid odds.
A Look At Atletico Madrid’s Betting Odds
Atletico kicked off their Group B campaign with a goalless stalemate at home to Porto but then earned a last-gasp success at AC Milan.
Rafael Leao put the Rossoneri ahead on 20 minutes but Franck Kessie’s dismissal soon after was a crucial incident.
It wasn’t until the 84th minute when Griezmann equalised but relief turned to jubilation as Luis Suarez grabbed a decider from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time.
The La Liga title holders haven’t really been convincing either in this competition or on the domestic front this season, though.
Beating Real Betis on Sunday was a much-needed boost following 2-2 draws with Real Sociedad and Levante while there have been other stalemates against Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao, plus a loss to Alaves.
With Griezmann suspended and Marcos Llorente and Thomas Lemar injured, we feel this is a game Liverpool should win.
Let’s finish off our Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid betting tips by taking 17/5 for the hosts to oblige 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 from the multiple correct score market.
Additional UCL stats
Join bwin today and receive up to £20 money back as a FreeBet if your first wager (3+ selections at odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater) is a loser! Terms and conditions apply.