Wednesday 11 March: 8pm KO
Live on BT Sport
Liverpool go into the second leg of this Champions League game, knowing only a win will take them into the quarter finals. The holders lost the away leg against Atletico Madrid 1-0 and will be hoping for another classic European night at Anfield.
Liverpool are on the verge of winning the Premier League but won’t want to lose their European crown. That could well happen on Wednesday evening unless Liverpool can turn this tie around. You can get 4/7 (1.57) at William Hill on the Reds winning this game.
There are odds of on them beating Atletico in this game. They will want to avoid conceding a goal. Doing so would mean Liverpool having to score three times in 90 minutes to have any chance of progressing.
At least they will have their raucous fans cheering them on. Liverpool last lost a home Champions League match in 2014 and have played 17 games since then. They are 10/11 (1.91) at BetVictor to qualify for the last eight.
Atletico Madrid took an early lead in the first leg but were unable to score again. At least they avoided conceding an away goal but it’s their own away form that is a worry. They go into this game 4/5 (1.8) at Ladbrokes to reach the quarter finals.
They have no wins in their last six away matches. Their last two games have both ended level. A draw would see them into the last eight and the odds on that happening are 11/4 (4.75) if your bet is placed with Paddy Power.
Form in the Champions League is a struggle too with only two wins in their last 12 away games. Three of the last four have been lost and another loss looks on the cards here. 888sport will give you odds of 6/1 (7.0) on them winning this match.
Head to Head
Liverpool have only won one of their previous five games against Atletico Madrid. That was a home win in 2010. Four of the past meetings have had under 2.5 goals scored in them. It’s 4/5 (1.8) at Betfred on that stat coming up in this game.
Liverpool will be without goalkeeper Alisson with Adrian replacing him. Jordan Henderson is also a doubt for this game. Thomas Lemar could miss this game for Atletico.
Liverpool are no strangers to having to win home second legs to progress. They only trail 1-0 but will be keen to keep a clean sheet. Atletico struggle on their travels and a bet on Liverpool to win with over 1.5 goals in the game has odds of 8/5 (2.6) at Betway.