Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Match Prediction: November 3, 2021
November 3, 2021 8:00 pm
Match Predictions and Betting Odds
In their previous Group B fixture of the UEFA Champions League, Liverpool resoundingly beat FC Porto 5-1 a performance which would have boosted the morale of the team. Atletico Madrid on the other hand were involved in a frantic 2-1 win over AC Milan thanks to Luis Suarez scoring a penalty in the 97th minute of the game.
Unbeaten in their last 20 games across all competitions and scoring 27 goals in their last 8 matches, stopping the attacking trio of Liverpool will be a monumentous task for Atletico Madrid as successive defeats to Liverpool in the round of 16 stage of the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League will be playing on the minds of the players.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid: Team News, Probable XI
Atletico Madrid will be without the services of Stefan Savic who is sidelined due to injury concerns while the return of Jose Gimenez, Matheus Cunha and Marcos Llorente will strengthen their squad.
While Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott are yet to return to the squad for selection, the inclusion of Diogo Jota and Trent Alexander-Arnold to the squad will provide Jurgen Klopp more tactical options in terms of team selection.
Atletico Madrid (Probable XI): Oblak, Felipe, Kondogbia, Hermoso, Trippier, De Paul, Koke, Lemar, Carrasco, Suarez, Griezmann
Liverpool (Probable XI): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Luis Suarez has been phenomenal for Atletico Madrid after joining the side from Barcelona and has scored critical goals for the team. In the La Liga season 2021/22, Suarez has scored 6 goals in the 6 matches that he’s been a part of and also has 1 assist. Atletico Madrid will be hoping for him to score against Liverpool in this fixture.
Given the ruthless form that Mohammad Salah, Firmino, and Jota are in, it will not be a surprise if Liverpool break through the defences of Diego Simeone’s side and walk away with the 3 points.