2021 UEFA Champions League odds, picks: Soccer expert reveals best bets for Real Madrid vs. Liverpool
The Champions League returns after four weeks as two of Europe’s most successful clubs clash when Liverpool meets Real Madrid in the first leg of the quarterfinals. The match will be a repeat of the 2018 final, which saw Real Madrid post a 3-1 victory. Real Madrid will be without Sergio Ramos, and that could be big trouble. When he is not in the lineup, Real Madrid has been eliminated in the last two seasons. Liverpool, meanwhile, has won seven of its past eight road matches.
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid. It can be streamed on Paramount+. William Hill Sportsbook lists Liverpool as the +130 (risk $100 to win $130) favorite, with Real Madrid going off at +195 in the Real Madrid vs. Liverpool odds. A draw would return +260 and the over-under for total goals is set at 2.5. Before making any Liverpool vs. Real Madrid picks, be sure to see the UEFA Champions League predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s soccer guru Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $18,200 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has set his sights on Real Madrid vs. Liverpool. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Here are several odds and trends for Liverpool vs. Real Madrid:
Real Madrid vs. Liverpool spread: Liverpool -0.5Real Madrid vs. Liverpool over-under: 2.5 goalsReal Madrid vs. Liverpool money line: Liverpool +130, Real Madrid +195, draw +260RM: Is averaging 1.66 goals per gameLIV: Has won 15 of its last 23 European fixtures
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Top Champions League predictions for Real Madrid vs. Liverpool
Green sees a tight match on Tuesday between Real Madrid and Liverpool with little scoring, so he is leaning under 2.5 goals. With the Liverpool defense keying on forward Karim Benzema, and Real Madrid overcoming several injuries, Casemiro and Marco Asensio will look to contribute. Casemiro is second on Real Madrid with five goals, while Asensio has four. Asensio has goals in each of Real Madrid’s past three matches.
Liverpool will look to turn around its fortunes against Spanish opposition after winning just two of its last 12 matches against them, suffering eight losses during that stretch. Forward Diogo Jota gives Liverpool some confidence after his red hot stretch, including two goals on Saturday in a 3-0 win over Arsenal. Playing for Portugal the last week of March, Jota scored two goals in a 2-2 draw with Serbia on March 27 and one goal in a 3-1 win over Luxembourg on March 30.
How to make picks for Liverpool vs. Real Madrid
Green has studied Liverpool vs. Real Madrid from every possible angle and locked in on a pair of best bets. Head to SportsLine to see his analysis and top picks.
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