Liverpool and Atlético de Madrid face at Anfield, in a match for the 2 nd leg of the UEFA Champions League (Round of 16), after the victory at home by Atlético de Madrid by (1‑0) in the first leg. The recent head ‑ to ‑ head record favors the visiting team, who have won 1 and tied 1. In the last 2 matches, the home factor may play a decisive role, as Atlético de Madrid has shown differences in performance in their home matches and how Visitor.
The home team comes to this 2nd leg with a disadvantage of 1 goal, in addition to the disadvantage of not having scored goals away in the first leg. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches they have registered 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 17 conceded, against 13 wins and 2 draws at home, with 31 goals scored and 9 conceded. The team arrives at this match after a home win against Bournemouth by (2‑1). Liverpool have won 10 of their last 10 home matches for all competitions. The team has conceded goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this opponent, for which reason it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have managed to score in 5 of the last 7 games in this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 31 of the last 35 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 matches, they have only conceded 1 comeback in the 4 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
The Liverpool team heads into this game with a 2-1 win, receiving Bournemouth, putting an end to the two consecutive defeats in official matches. We recall that the English lost to Atlético de Madrid, by 1-0, in a game counting for the first match of the round of 16 of the Champions League. Now, in this match against their fans, coach Jürgen Klopp should draw his team in 4-3-3 benefiting the ball possession and the attacks organized mainly by the runners: Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino must compose the wards of the English. Egyptian Mohamed Salah is Liverpool's top scorer in official competition with 20 goals scored. Out of this game are Henderson, Clyne, Shaqiri and Robertson, all with physical problems.
The away team comes to this 2nd leg match with an advantage of 1
goal, but has conceded 0 goals at home in the first leg. This is a team
affected by the home factor, which is stronger when they play with the
support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 2
wins, 9 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with a total of 13 goals scored
and 16 conceded. At home, he won 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss, with a
total of 20 goals scored and 7 conceded. In their last match, for the
Primera Division, they tied with Sevilla at home by (2‑2). In the last
10 away matches Atlético de Madrid have won 2, drawn 3 and lost 5. Their
attack has scored regularly, since they have managed to score in 6 of
the last 7 games in this competition. In 15 matches, they have only
conceded 1 comeback in the 4 matches in which they suffered the first
goal. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 20 matches played
as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 7 of his 20 goals between
the minutes (46' ‑ 60 ').
Atletico Madrid's team starts this match with a 2-2 draw, receiving Sevilla, adding in this way the second consecutive game without winning in the Spanish league: Morata and João Félix scored the goals of the team. It is important to note that the Madrid beat Liverpool in the first match of this tie. In this match against the mighty Liverpool, the title champion, the coach Diego Simeone must maintain the usual 4-4-2, benefiting the organization of his defensive block and the counterattacks on the flanks. Spaniard Álvaro Morata is the highlight of Atletico Madrid with 11 goals scored. Out of this game are Lemar and Romera, both with physical problems.