Liverpool vs Real Madrid Prediction, 4/14/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liverpool vs Real Madrid
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Anfield in Liverpool, England
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Liverpool (-135) Real Madrid (+115)
Anfield is the site where Sadio Mane and Liverpool (6-1-2 in Champions League) will play Real Madrid (6-1-2 in Champions League) on Wednesday. The starting goaltenders will be Alisson for Liverpool and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. The line on this matchup has Liverpool priced at -135 and Real Madrid are at +115. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Liverpool took the field against Real Madrid in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 3-1. In the passing game, they earned a 86.0% rate by completing 557 of the 648 passing attempts in their last match. Liverpool tried 25 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 14 of the tries for a percentage of 56.0%. Concerning shot accuracy, Liverpool wrapped this game up at a 14.3% clip by hitting 1 shot on target of 7 total shots. Liverpool has an average of 1.60 goals per 90 minutes (48 total goals) and have accounted for 30 assists in all matches this season.
Sadio Mane is a player who should be able to impact this game for Liverpool. He has accounted for 58 assists while earning 43 yellow cards in his career. Mane has been in the starting lineup in 270 games during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.47 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Senegal has totaled 123 goals in 23,339 minutes. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Mohamed Salah, the forward representing Egypt. He has assisted on a goal 59 times in his career while he has scored 137 goals. Salah has been on the pitch for 20,694 mins during 232 career starts and has been given 9 yellow cards. He scores 0.60 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Liverpool is Alisson. Alisson has seen the field for a total of 14,889 mins and has accumulated 297 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.77 (99 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 76.7. The goalie representing Liverpool has faced 391 shots attempted at him in 167 career starts. Alisson (106-33-28 record in his career) has earned 76 shutouts, which gives him a 45.5% clean sheet percentage.
In their win over Real Madrid, Liverpool wrapped up this outing by converting 446 out of their 532 passing tries for a percentage of 83.8%. Real Madrid had a 53.8% successful dribble rate by connecting on 7 of the 13 dribbles they attempted. Real Madrid landed 6 SoT out of 16 shots attempted which gave them a 37.5% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 48 goals and 40 assists in all their matches, Real Madrid has an average of 1.66 goals and 1.38 assists per 90 minutes.
Toni Kroos should provide a spark for Real Madrid. He scores 0.12 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 331 games so far in his career. The midfielder from Germany has 29,008 mins and he has scored 40 goals. He has totaled 52 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 84 times. You should also watch out for Karim Benzema, the forward who is from Real Madrid. He has earned 230 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 100 different times. Benzema has been given 11 yellow card cautions in 33,653 minutes played (393 career starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.62.
Thibaut Courtois is expected to look after the net for Real Madrid. So far in his career, Courtois has given up 335 goals and has earned 845 saves in 368 starts. He has allowed 0.92 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 221-77-67. He is the owner of a save % of 72.6 and his shutout rate is currently at 43.5%. Courtois has racked up 160 clean sheets and has defended 1,165 shots attempted against him in 32,934 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Real Madrid (+115) and under 2.5 goals
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