UCL: Real Madrid vs Liverpool preview, stats, and prediction

It’s a repeat of the 2017/2018 UCL final as Real Madrid lock horns with Liverpool on Tuesday.

Ramos and Salah contesting a ball in the 2017/2018 UCL final


Gareth Bale’s double late in the game helped the Los Blancos to a 3-1 win over the Reds at the National Sports Complex “Olympiyskiy”, Kyiv, Ukraine when they last met.
But Jurgen Kloop’s men could argue that the result may have been different if Salah played the entirety of the match.
Both teams are basking in the euphoria of scooping all three points against in their domestic leagues this past weekend.
They also got the bonus of keeping a clean sheet alongside grabbing maximum points.
For Real Madrid, they defeated Eibar 2nil to narrow the gap between them and Atletico Madrid to three points.
Liverpool whooped Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates, but it might not be enough to earn them a top-four finish.
The Reds may need to win UCL to ensure their place in the competition next season.
First, they need to outshine Real Madrid, the most successful team in the competition and
The Los Blancos have picked form in the last couple of games dropping just two points in the last 11 games.
Liverpool has won their last three games without conceding; it looks like they’re starting to turn the corner.
The Reds have won their last four away matches to nil, they’ve scored at least twice in four of those games.
It is almost inevitable that they will get an away goal at the Bernebeu.
Real Madrid is strong on home turf; they are unbeaten in 6 home games [5W, 1D].
There has been no draw in games between these two sides.
Zidane’s men hold a slim head-to-head record against Tuesday’s opponents though.
They’ve won three of the five meetings between them, losing the other two.
It is important to note that all three wins have come from the last 3 fixtures.
Verdict
Liverpool look like they’re slowly getting into their own but this Real Madrid is favourites in this game.
I am not certain they will qualify for the semis, but I fancy them to get a good result in the first leg.

Prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Liverpool

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