Real Madrid vs Liverpool
February 20, 2023 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Liverpool +130 / Real Madrid +200 // Total: 2.5
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Liverpool and Real Madrid face off on Tuesday in Leg 1 of the Round of 16 UEFA Champions League at Anfield.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Odds
Liverpool currently sits as the favorite sitting at +130 while Real Madrid sits as the underdog sitting at +200. The total in this game sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out -145 if it hits. Make sure to check out the preview for Tuesday’s game between Eintracht Frankfurt and Napoli.
Liverpool Betting Preview
Liverpool finished in second place in the standings having picked up 15 points. On Saturday against Newcastle, Liverpool played a good game, and they ended up winning 2-0. Darwin Nunez scored in the 10th minute and Cody Gakpo scored in the 17th place, Liverpool had 63 percent of the possession and seven shots on target. Darwin Nunez suffered a shoulder injury against Newcastle and it looked bad when it happened. A few days later though, and there is a chance that he could be able to go in this game, it just depends on how much pain he’s able to go through. Luis Diaz, Ibrahima Konate, Thiago Alcantara and Calvin Ramsay are all dealing with injuries and they aren’t going to be able to go in this game.
Real Madrid Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Real Madrid who finished in 1st place in Group F picking up 13 points. On Saturday Real Madrid faced off against Osasuna and they scored two goals on the way to victory. Federico Valverde scored in the 78th minute and Marco Asensio scored in the 92nd minute. Real Madrid had 53 percent of the possession and six shots on target. Karim Benzema is dealing with some muscle injuries and he had to miss the last game. It’s unclear heading into this game if he’s going to be able to go, but if he can’t go that is going to be a big loss.
Shane’s Free Pick
Even if Nunez isn’t able to go for Liverpool, I still trust them to find success in this game. Benzema isn’t going to be 100 percent if he does play, and Real Madrid isn’t going to have as many quality scoring chances as they would like. Look for Liverpool to score two or three goals here and that is going to be enough to get the job done. Back Liverpool on the money line to cash.