Liverpool vs. Real Madrid Betting Tips: Back Vinicius Junior to turn provider at Anfield
Live on BT Sport, Liverpool host European Champions Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 stage at Anfield this Tuesday. We’ve got Tipster Wizard on hand with his best bets for the game including a 9/2 poke.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Odds
The hosts have turned their form around with two consecutive wins without conceding a goal against Newcastle and Everton after a three game winless run in all competitions.
Despite struggling in the premier league this season, Klopp’s men are having a strong UCL campaign having amassed 15 points in the group stages, missing out on top spot due to the head to head record against Napoli.
The visitors Real Madrid are coming off the back of four consecutive wins in all competitions, winning the Club World Cup in that run. Ancelotti’s men topped their Champions League group with 13 points and will face Liverpool for the third consecutive season in this competition. The Spanish giants have had the upper hand over their English opponents in recent seasons, winning five of their last six head to head meetings against Liverpool and another positive result here will help their chances of progressing to the quarterfinals in the hope of defending their title.
A mouth-watering Champions League clash awaits us, and as usual I have you covered with 2 of my best betting angles below:
Luis Diaz & Arthur are out for Liverpool while Darwin Nunez is doubtful.
Ferland Mendy is out for Real Madrid while Benzema, Tchouameni & Toni Kroos are doubtful.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Bajcetic, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Gakpo, Nunez
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Ceballos, Camavinga, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Tips
- Over 1.5 offsides in the match for Real Madrid
- Over 0.5 shots in the match for Mohammed Salah
- Over 0.5 shots in the match for Vinicius Junior
Real Madrid will look to target Liverpool’s high defensive line with the help of Vinicius Junior. Liverpool’s opponents have been caught offside at least twice in five out of their six Champions League games this season. Madrid were flagged offside four times in their last meeting against Liverpool in the Champions League final too.
As for Salah, he is averaging 3.3 shots per game for Liverpool in the Champions League this season and has had a shot in all six games in the group stages.
Finally, Vinicius is averaging 4.2 shots per game in the Champions League this season and has also had at least one shot in all six games in the group stages. Combining these three selections gives us a solid bet builder @ 5/6 and I am happy to stake 1pt on that as our main bet for this game.
Vinicius is second for most key passes in the Madrid team (1.8 per game) and I expect him to trouble Trent Alexander-Arnold who will be wary of a suspension in case of picking up a yellow card. At 9/2, a Vinicius assist looks too big and so I am happy to take that as our second bet for this cracking Champions League clash with a small 0.25pt stake.