Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid predictions and football betting tips for today’s Audi Cup final in the Allianz Arena. See our football tipsters’ predictions and bets below.
The final of the Audi Cup takes place today at 7.30pm between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid. The best bets with reasoning are below.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Predictions
These two teams meet in the final after impressive victories on Tuesday. Liverpool really do look frightening going forward at the moment. The front four of Sadio Mane, Phillippe Coutinho, Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino have already been causing huge problems in pre-season and I can see that carrying on through the domestic league. A big plus for Liverpool was keeping Bayern Munich at bay and notching a clean sheet, something which will give Jurgen Klopp great confidence.
Atletico ground out a 2-1 victory over Napoli courtesy of two late goals. Diego Simeone’s side always give their all regardless of the occasion. This was proven by the fact his skipper Diego Godin was sent off in the last minute for two reckless challenges in the match against Napoli.
First Goalscorer Tips
Even though Atletico pride themselves on their defensive unit, it is hard to see Liverpool not getting on the scoresheet again. They came flying out of the traps against Bayern, scoring after just seven minutes. I expect this to be a regular occurrence in their games this season, so it was a case of choosing who will be first on the scoresheet. Sadio Mane is now back to full fitness, which is a huge plus for the Merseyside club. Jurgen Klopp was precautionary with the Senegalese international, bringing him off after 45 minutes in the previous game. He needs more minutes under his belt before the season starts, so I expect him to start the game here. That is why he gets the nod for the first goalscorer tip in our Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid predictions. Mane is 12/5 to get on the scoresheet anytime, however the fact I believe he will start the game points me to backing him to score first at much more appealing odds of 7/1 with Sky Bet.
Match Result and Over 2.5 Goals Tips
Although as I mentioned, I do think Liverpool will get on the scoresheet, I also believe the Spaniards will as well. With Antoine Griezmann in their ranks, along with Merseyside hero Fernando Torres, I expect Liverpool’s defence to be breached. Atletico won’t roll over like Bayern did, however the pace of Liverpool’s attack is sure to cause them problems. Even when Liverpool go 2-0 up against sides, it is not in their DNA to sit back and play out the win. They constantly attack. That is sometimes to their detriment as they have often let leads slip. On the other hand, they can always nick another goal on the counter. So it wouldn’t surprise me to see Liverpool lift the trophy courtesy of a 2-1, or even a 3-0 victory. They have faced top quality opposition in pre-season and are still unbeaten, so they get the nod for the second Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid betting tips in this match. Liverpool to win the match and over 2.5 goals is best priced 7/2 with Betway.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Mane to score first – 7/1 with Sky Bet.
Liverpool to win and over 2.5 goals – 7/2 with Betway.
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