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UEFA Champions League: Liverpool vs Real Madrid Match Preview

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Liverpool come into this match against Real Madrid hoping to get a victory at home before facing off against the competitions most successful team at their home stadium, the spectacular Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

Liverpool will need to be at their very best if they are to beat Carlo Ancelotti’s side on Tuesday with The Red’s winless in their previous six meetings with Real Madrid.

The previous meeting between the two clubs came in the 2022 Champions League final which ended in a 1-0 victory to Los Blancos thanks to a goal from Brazilian wonderkid Vinícius Jr.

Team News

Liverpool will be without some of their key players, Colombian winger Luis Diaz is still out with a long-term knee injury, with on loan midfielder Arthur Melo also out of action with a long-term injury (thigh).

Liverpool could potentially be without their £85m summer signing Darwin Nunez, the 23-year-old is a doubt after coming off with a shoulder injury in Liverpool’s 2-0 victory away at Newcastle last weekend.

Real Madrid will also be without some of their key players, defender and French international Ferland Mendy will be unavailable for selection tomorrow with the 27-year-old out of action since January with a thigh problem.

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Real Madrid could also be without French internationals Karim Benzema and Aurelien Tchouameni, with German midfielder Toni Kross also a doubt for tomorrow’s game.

All three players played no part in Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Osasuna on Saturday and will likely miss this one.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head

  • Liverpool have won none of their previous six meetings against Real Madrid.
  • Liverpool have failed to score in four of their previous six meetings.
  • The biggest scoreline between these two teams came in the 2008/09 season where Liverpool defeated Madrid 4-0 at home, thanks to a brace from Steven Gerrard.

Prediction (Liverpool 2:1 Real Madrid)

Liverpool will take the lead early on through Mo Salah, after sustaining a lot of Real Madrid pressure, Virgil van Dijk will double Liverpool’s lead just before half-time, following a great set piece by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Liverpool will go in at the break with a 2-0 scoreline, Madrid will grab one back just after halftime thanks to Vinícius Jr.

It will be a tight affair from that point onwards with both teams pushing to score that all important goal ready for the 2nd leg, I feel Liverpool will hold out and manage to grab the victory.

Betting Odds (Sky Bet)

Liverpool to win: 5/4

Draw: 13/5

Madrid to win: 2/1

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