Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow – Champions League: Arriving at the final round in first place of this group E…
Liverpool still needs to win to advance in front. Spartak Moscow comes into this match with hopes of still being able to ensure their qualification for the round of 16, only needing to defeat the Reds to accomplish that.
I should remind you that the two teams have tied when they met in Moscow, which left the tiebreak completely open for this 2nd leg.
There will be a third passenger on this encounter, Sevilla, that plays in Slovenia against Maribor, with everything still possible.
A win would ensure the Spaniards qualification for the round of 16, while a defeat or a draw would leave them at risk of failing to qualify.
Group E forces us, this way, to follow both matches with a calculator in hand. But at Anfield Road, the expectation is that we will see Jurgen Klopp’s team to solve the situation very early.
Their attacking power is already on point, as they have shown this weekend by battering Brighton 5-1, after already having won 3-0 at Stoke during the week.
Liverpool’s offensive process was never a problem this season. They have several solutions and even when one of their elements are out, the team seems to always have the ability to find the path to goal.
Their fragilities are the way they expose themselves when they don’t have the ball, something that Spartak will have to exploit if they want to have a chance of advancing in the Champions League.
Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The Russian champions have only won 1 match, against Sevilla, but they also only lost one, against that same team.
The draws on the matches against Maribor will be their biggest regrets if we consider the fact that they could have already qualified in case they had been able to fulfil the expectations earlier.
Will they be able to counter the logic on the final match?