Real Madrid v Liverpool tips – can Reds run riot at the Bernabeu?

Both Real Madrid and Liverpool will be fairly pleased with the fact that they have drawn each other in this Champions League quarter final encounter. After all, not only have this pair avoided the dangerous sides who are Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, they are also in the opposite half of the draw of this trio.

The two teams have been recent winners of this competition and certainly have the pedigree to win it again, with Zinedine Zidane unlikely to steer Los Merengues to another La Liga success this season and the same applies to Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, meaning that the European Cup takes on a greater resonance than other seasons.

Can Real Madrid Rediscover their Winning Formula in Europe?

Since Real Madrid landed a consecutive hat-trick of Champions League titles in 2016, 2017 and 2018, they have struggled to make an impression in this competition although the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Karim Benzema have previously been instrumental in engineering European Cup successes.

If you compare the latest Champions League match odds, then you can get Real at football betting odds of 8/5 with one bookmaker and some will think there’s plenty of appeal at that price considering that Liverpool have experienced a pretty bumpy ride domestically to the point that they’re unlikely to qualify for this competition.

Real avoided a potential banana skin against Atalanta by overcoming their Italian opponents home and away, securing a 1-0 victory in Bergamo before kicking on and winning 3-1 on home soil, with Zidane now hoping his team can establish some kind of first leg advantage before heading to Anfield.

Liverpool Aiming to Regain their 2019 European Cup Title

It’s been a really tricky season for a Liverpool side whose wheels fell off domestically after Christmas although the Reds were able to regroup to get the better of RB Leipzig home and away at the last sixteen stage and they’ll be looking to go out in search of more away goals in the Spanish capital.

In a way, Jurgen Klopp will be pleased that he’s playing the first leg on the road where his team can be positive and the German will have noted the way in which Manchester City really bossed their clash at the Bernabeu last season when winning 2-1 to go through at the last sixteen phase.

Diogo Jota’s return from injury has been timely and you might be able to get Champions League betting odds of nearly 2/1 about a team who did walk the English Premier League last term, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane likely to be dangerous operators who will want to expose any gaps in the home team’s defence.

What Are the Best Bets for Real Madrid v Liverpool?

It’s tempting to think we could be in for a goalfest at the Bernabeu, although Real Madrid took a really cautious approach against Manchester City last season and perhaps it could be worth looking at the Unders betting option when it comes to the Total Goals market, with this priced up at evens if you compare some of the leading betting sites in search of the best odds.

Indeed, Real kept Atalanta tamed during their first leg encounter in the previous round and another 1-0 victory in favour of the Spanish champions is priced at 19/2 with one bookie and there’s something to be said for punting them to edge this clash and ensure that their opponents don’t get an away goal on the board.

Some punters will think that Liverpool will come away with a draw at the very least from this clash and that they’re often at their best when it comes to Champions League matches, with some bookies offering odds-against about the Reds off scratch on the Asian Handicap betting market.


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