What are Liverpool’s odds to beat Atletico Madrid?

Liverpool FC were beaten 1-0 away to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champiosn League Round of 16 tie.

The English Premier League leaders had been favourites to defend their European trophy heading into their trip to the Spanish capital.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were unable to produce a single shot on target at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Tuesday 18 February as they were beaten by an early goal.

However, fans will remain confident of progressing from the tie as the Spanish side currently sit 5th in La Liga and looking far short of the side that have reached two finals over the past six years.

Anfield has proven to be a fortress for the Reds under their current head coach, and they have won an incredible 26 of their 27 Premier League games this season, drawing the other.

Fans’ optimism heading into the second leg on Wednesday 11 March are matched by the bookmakers, who have Liverpool as the 1/2 favourites to win in 90 minutes. However, it’s very close between who will progress from this time, with bookmakers splitting 4/5 in one side’s favour and 1/1 for the other.

Defeat in the first leg has seen Manchester City become the bookmakers’ 3/1 favourites to win this season’s Champions League, following their 2-1 win away to Real Madrid in their first leg. Pep Guardiola’s side are closely followed by German Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich, who won 3-0 away to Chelsea in their tie.