In one of the meetings of the 3rd round of the Champions League group stage, the main forces of Atletico and Liverpool will clash. Which of the rivals will get the victory in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this meeting.
In 8 previous appearances in the group stage of the LCH, the Madrid team did not reach the playoffs only once. But in the last 3 seasons, the Indians have consistently occupied the 2nd place in their group. In the first round, the "matrasniki" from mid-September parted at home with Porto, and in the second round they snatched an away victory from Milan (2:1), scoring two goals at the end of the meeting. In the last match of the Examples on October 2, Atletico managed to defeat Barcelona (2-0) at home, and the game of the last round with Granada was postponed due to the absence of many players playing for their national teams in South America. After 8 meetings of the Spanish championship, the Indians are on the 4th line, with 17 points to their credit.
The Liverpool team remains the main contenders for victory in their quartet. The English team took the first place in the LCH group in 3 of the 4 previous seasons. It is worth noting the fact that the Reds started the tournament again with a minimal victory over Milan (3:2), after which they left no stone unturned by Porto. In the last meetings of the Premier League, Klopp's team shared points with Manchester City (2:2), and also dismantled the Watford defense brick by brick (5:0). After 8 rounds of the national championship, Liverpool is second, with 18 points to its credit.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Savic (red card) – Atletico Madrid.
- Alcantara (calf injury), Elliot (ankle) - both Liverpool.
- Under question:
- Jones (groin) – Liverpool.
Statistics and figures:
- The Reds are the favorites of the meeting;
- Atletico have won three times in 5 matches;
- Liverpool have a 15-match unbeaten streak;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a victory for Liverpool in regular time (1-0), but a defeat in extra time - 2:3.
I expect maximum performance from my opponents in this match. Surely each of the opponents will be able to score at least one goal, and the total in this meeting will exceed the value of 2.5 goals.