Real Madrid vs Liverpool Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Real Madrid vs Liverpool | Tuesday 4 November, 2014 | Santiago Bernabeu | 19:45
Liverpool travel to the Bernabeu on Tuesday for their next Champions League group clash against Real Madrid having lost at home to Carlo Ancelotti’s side just two weeks ago.
The Brendan Rodgers led Reds have won just one of their last four games in all competitions while Real have won their last 11 outings. The reigning champions have won all three of their group games in the competition so far and another would secure their place in the last 16.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men are virtually unstoppable this season, topping La Liga with 8 wins in ten games and looking a formidable proposition every time they’ve taken the field.
When these two teams met two weeks ago Madrid dominated at Anfield and the side now continue their campaign to become the first club in history to win the Champions League two years in a row. The current form Real are displaying makes it easy to believe they can achieve the unprecedented feat.
Iker Casillas is hopeful of their chances, commenting “We’re enjoying a great period and I hope that at the end of the season we pick major silverware like we did last year.
“We have good young players and more experienced guys who help the youngsters so that they know what Real Madrid is all about. We have the ingredients to win major trophies and make history, and I hope that’s the case,” he said.
“We know that important players have left, but other important players have joined and you have to gel. The new players are doing well and we’re getting positive results.”
Cristiano Ronaldo added to his impressive tally of achievements at the weekend when he became the first Madrid player to score in eight Liga games in a row. He has now scored 50 goals since January and will be looking to add to his tally against Liverpool on Tuesday.
The visitors head into the game after several disappointing games, both domestically and in Europe. Liverpool are already twelve points behind Chelsea at the top of the table in the Premier League after losing 1-0 to Newcastle at the weekend.
Having won only one of their Group B games so far, Liverpool sit at third in the table and will need to fight hard in their remaining three games to progress to the final 16.
“We worked very hard over a couple of years to get to this level and playing Real Madrid in the Bernabeu is a wonderful game for us and we are still in with a chance of qualifying,” Rodgers commented.
Daniel Sturridge travelled with the squad on Monday and could play a crucial role in Liverpool’s chances if he is fit enough after his thigh injury. Despite talk early last week about Steven Gerrard’s future at the club, he proved himself as a key player for Liverpool and is likely to feature heavily in Tuesday’s clash.
The hosts will be hoping to welcome back Gareth Bale as he recovers from a hip injury, while Dani Carvajal is still an unknown after suffering a hamstring problem over the weekend.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Real Madrid have won their last five Champions League games and are undefeated in over two months. Liverpool will put up a good fight as a loss here will seriously damage their chances of progressing in Europe but the hosts are firm favourites to win.