Liverpool FC v Real Madrid: Champions League prediction, TV channel, team news, live stream, h2h results, odds

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Alex Young
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Liverpool have a huge mountain to climb against Real Madrid tonight if they are to reach the Champions League semi-finals.

Los Blancos are currently enjoying their best form of the season, comfortably beating the Reds 3-1 in the first leg before completing a Clasico double over Barcelona at the weekend.

With no fans allowed inside Anfield, Liverpool's players need all the confidence they can muster. Registering a first win — and first open-play goals — at home in 2021 could not have come at a better time in the Premier League victory over Aston Villa on Saturday.

With the soon-to-be-dethroned Premier League champions three points off the top-four pace, lifting the Champions League trophy in May could be their only ticket back into the competition next season.

A semi-final against Chelsea is up for grabs, and the prospect of an all-English last-four tie could just spur Liverpool on to another memorable European comeback.

Date, time and venue

Liverpool vs Real Madrid is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off tonight - Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Anfield due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

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How to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 7pm.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

Team news and lineups

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum; Mane, Salah, Firmino

Subs: Adrian, H. Davies, Thiago, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jota, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, B. Davies, Williams, Cain, Clarkson

Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Valverde, Eder Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Junior

Subs: Marcelo, Lunin, Odriozola, Isco, Mariano, Rodrygo, Altube, Park, Arribas, Chust

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers

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Prediction: Liverpool 1-2 Real Madrid

Liverpool looked slightly back to their former selves against Aston Villa but still not a match for Real Madrid. An early goal will be key for them, but I can see the visitors killing the tie with an away goal.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Liverpool wins: 3

  • Draws: 0

  • Real Madrid wins: 4

Betting odds and tips (subject to change)

  • Liverpool to qualify: 7/2

  • Real Madrid to qualify: 1/4

  • Liverpool to qualify on penalties: 50/1

Odds via Betfair Exchange. Click here to find out more.

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