Our expert made a prediction for the match 1/8 of League Champion between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool.
The Merseyside team played one of the worst matches this season at the Norwich – a two-week pause still affected the team’s actions. But as for the physical condition of the players, it did not suffer at all. Surprisingly, Klopp and his team trained the players that, from August last year to February doesn’t feel any fatigue. Even such pauses did not in any way affect the level of intensity of the game, pressure. The problems were psychological – somewhere lacked clarity, confidence, and effectiveness. The team looked far from the best but fortunately won thanks to Sadio Mane brilliant stoppage of the ball and a no less excellent hit. Liverpool returns to the stadium, where it won the Champions Cup. This is an extra pleasant moment that might help the team.
Difficult to say anything good about this team at the moment. If until recently it seemed that Atletico Madrid was the main team of the capital of Spain, now it is not even the second – Getafe and Real Madrid are higher in the standings. For the first time, people talk about a substitute for Diego Simeone, more and more dissatisfied fans. Rotation problems – if all three attacking players will play, none of them is in optimal condition.
Diego Costa has not played since November, Joao Felix also missed several matches, Morata has been experiencing problems all season. The only player who looks stable throughout the season is Oblak. The defense is not as reliable as we used to; the level of intensity and pressure of the team is inferior to better times.
The most reliable thing here would be to bet that Liverpool will not lose, and the total will be less than 2.5. I think that this is the safest thing you can rely on.
Our prediction: Total Under 2.5