Atlético Madrid vs. Liverpool Prediction and Odds

Liverpool and Madrid face off in Group B action this week. Can Liverpool hold onto their top spot or will they be dethroned by Madrid?
Liverpool and Madrid face off in Group B action this week. Can Liverpool hold onto their top spot or will they be dethroned by Madrid? / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

A terrific matchup between Liverpool and Atlético Madrid highlights Group B of the UEFA Champions League this week.

Atlético Madrid enters this game with a chance to gain control of the group. The team might have a little rust, however, after playing a single game in October, a 2-0 win against Barcelona. 

Meanwhile, Liverpool has been busy taking on all-comers in the EPL and Champions League and has yet to lose a match in either. Can they keep their unbeaten streak going on Tuesday on the road? Will the home team fall after taking a few weeks off from competition? 

Liverpool is the current favorite to win, according to odds from WynnBET, with odds at +130 compared to Atlético Madrid at +220. A draw would return +238. 

Here are the odds for their matchup via WynnBET.

Atlético Madrid vs. Liverpool Odds, Over/Under

3-Way Moneyline: 

  • Liverpool: +130
  • Atlético Madrid: +220
  • Draw: +238

Over/Under: 2.5 (Over: -+105/Under: -130)

Atlético Madrid vs. Liverpool Prediction and Pick

This is a crucial game for each team within Group B of the UEFA Champions League. Liverpool looks to remain unbeaten while Atlético Madrid is looking to do the same after opening the season with a draw against Porto, The lone blemish on Atlético Madrid’s record after beating AC Milan 2-1 in late September. 

Despite the draw, the team, in general, has looked much stronger since Diego Simeone took over and has been thrust into contention within the Champions League. 

Liverpool has to be hungry to avenge their title loss to Manchester City last year in the Premier League and has been playing like a team on a mission over the first couple of games. Not only have they won their first 2 games, but Liverpool has outscored their opponents 8 to 3. Atlético Madrid has just 2 goals for and 1 against this year. So, against the same two teams, Liverpool scored 6 more goals than Madrid. 

While Liverpool does appear to be a better team, Atlético Madrid doe have a strong record against their Group B rivals, winning three of their last six matches together. Liverpool has just one victory against Atlético Madrid in those games and will be looking to turn this series around in their favor. Both games played by these teams in 2020 ended in wins for Atlético Madrid 3-2. 

While Liverpool is a better team on paper, and one that is arguably playing better now, Athletico has had their number in the past, and not enough has changed for me to ignore that. Atletico is also very good at home but not good enough for me to trust them to come on top. Therefore I will be betting this game to end in a low-scoring draw as Liverpool continues to struggle to beat Madrid. 

Prediction: Draw +238

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