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Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool: Draw may suit Group B pacesetters

Kick-off: 2000, 19/10/2021

Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano

TV: BT Sport

Liverpool are sitting pretty at the top of Champions League Group B but now face a tricky double-header versus Atletico Madrid.

Los Colchoneros beat the Reds twice at the last-16 stage two seasons ago and have since signed former Anfield favourite Luis Suarez.

The Spanish outfit are also well placed to progress from this pool, so we reckon both teams may settle for a share of the spoils here.

Punters can get 23/10 for a draw at Wanda Metropolitano and that is our first Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool prediction.

A Look At Atletico Madrid’s Betting Odds

Suarez helped Atletico to La Liga title glory last term and has already made his mark in this competition this season.

Having drawn 0-0 at home to Porto on Matchday 1, Los Colchoneros looked in a bit of trouble when going 1-0 behind at AC Milan.

However, the dismissal of Franck Kessie allowed them to fight back for a dramatic 2-1 triumph at the San Siro.

Antoine Griezmann volleyed in a sweet left-foot leveller on 84 minutes and then Suarez coolly slotted home a stoppage-time penalty.

Diego Simeone’s side haven’t been overly-convincing on the domestic front, but a 2-0 defeat of Barcelona before the international break featured another Suarez goal.

This has all the makings of a close encounter and 19/5 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time takes the eye from the Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool odds.

A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds

Liverpool staged their own gutsy comeback when rallying from 2-1 down to beat Milan 3-2 on Merseyside, with Jordan Henderson grabbing the decider.

The Reds enjoyed a much smoother success when continuing their hoodoo over Porto, romping to a 5-1 victory at Estadio do Dragao.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both hit doubles in Portugal and Sadio Mane was the other scorer.

Academy graduate Curtis Jones earned rave reviews for his performance that night, too, highlighting how Liverpool now have more strength in depth than they are given credit for.

“Curtis played a good game,” said Jurgen Klopp. “He was everywhere, he was involved in everything. A lot of things I liked a lot about his performance.”

This game comes in between Premier League trips to Watford and Manchester United, though, so the Reds will need to be wary of running out of steam.

Let’s finish off our Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool betting tips by taking 11/2 for a steady 1-1 stalemate in the Spanish capital.

Additional stats

Last Champions League result:

AC Milan 1-2 ATLETICO MADRID – Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez (pen)

Porto 1-5 LIVERPOOL – Mohamed Salah (2), Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino (2)

Head-to-head: Liverpool 2-3 Atletico M, Atletico M 1-0 Liverpool, Liverpool 2-1 Atletico M, Atletico M 1-0 Liverpool

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