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Real Madrid vs Liverpool Predictions & Tips - Cagey Champions League quarter-final predicted

  • Real Madrid vs Liverpool predictions for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League match
  • The quarter-final first leg is being played at Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium (8.00pm BST)
  • Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 11 matches
  • Under 2.5 goals and a draw is predicted in Madrid
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the 2018 Champions League final (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 06 Apr 2021
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Real Madrid vs Liverpool Predictions


Real Madrid are on an 11-game unbeaten run including nine wins. Liverpool have been a much better side on the road with four away victories in a row.

A cagey first leg looks likely with a draw and under 2.5 goals predicted.

  • Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 11 matches (all competitions).
  • Real Madrid are undefeated in 6 of their last 7 matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Real Madrid have seen under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Liverpool are undefeated in 7 of their last 8 matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Liverpool are undefeated in their last 5 away matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Liverpool have seen under 2.5 goals in 11 of their last 12 matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Liverpool have seen under 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Real Madrid have won the last three matches against Liverpool, including most recently in the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final.

Real were 3-1 winners in Kiev as Karim Benzema and a Gareth Bale double sealed a third straight European title for Los Blancos. It was their 13th success in the competition.

Real Madrid were 3-0 and 1-0 winners over Liverpool in the group stages of the Champions League in 2014.

Real Madrid Form


Real Madrid extended their unbeaten run to 11 games with a 2-0 victory over Eibar in La Liga on Saturday.

Zinedine Zidane's side made it nine wins in the recent run as goals from Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema moved Los Blancos to within three points of leaders Atletico Madrid.

Real progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 4-1 aggregate win over Atalanta.

They scored a 1-0 win in Italy through Ferland Mendy's 86th minute winner against 10-man Atalanta. Benzema, Sergio Ramos (penalty) and Asensio scored in a 3-1 second leg win in Madrid.

Real Madrid Team News


Real Madrid must do without central defender Sergio Ramos who is injured and Raphaël Varane who tested positive for COVID-19.

Right back Dani Carvajal remains on the sidelines along with midfielder Federico Valverde and forward Eden Hazard.

Liverpool Form


Liverpool look to have put their early 2021 struggles behind them with the Reds winning three in a row either side of the international break.

A 2-0 win over RB Leipzig not only saw them end a six-game losing run at Anfield, but also sealed a spot in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. 

Jurgen Klopp's side had won the first leg 2-0 in Budapest.

Since progressing in the Champions League, Liverpool were were 1-0 winners at Wolves and defeated Arsenal 3-0 away from home on Saturday.

Substitute Diogo Jota got two at the Emirates Stadium and Mo Salah scored the other for the Reds.

Liverpool Team News


Forward Divock Origi has joined the injured ranks and won't be part of the Liverpool squad.

Defenders Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip and captain Jordan Henderson remain sidelined, and reserve goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher is also unavailable.

After his double from the bench against Arsenal, Diogo Jota is a certain starter. Georgino Wijnaldum is also expected to start in midfield. 

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Verdict

With so much at stake and both sides hard to beat, a draw is tipped in the first leg of this quarter-final. 

Real Madrid and Liverpool have been delivering for under 2.5 goals backers and that is the best bet.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @102.00 at Unibet - 2 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full-Time Result @255.00 at Unibet - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @550.00 at Unibet - 1 Unit

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