By News Team
Last Updated: 19th October 2021
The Champions League returns in full force as we head into matchday three of the competition. We take a look at the fixtures involving English sides on Tuesday.
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool
Tuesday evening sees two of Europe’s biggest names go head-to-head in Madrid as Jurgen Klopp’s in-form Liverpool side take on Atlético Madrid.
Atlético Madrid and Liverpool last met in the last 16 of the 2019-20 Champions League where Atlético shocked Klopp’s men by winning both legs. A stat that will worry Liverpool fans is that they have failed to win any of their four Champions League matches against Atlético Madrid. You can get Liverpool to win at 5/4. Mo Salah has scored in each of his last five away games for Liverpool in the Champions League which is the longest away scoring streak by a Liverpool player. The Egyptian King is 29/20 to score anytime on Tuesday evening.
Although Atlético Madrid have a great record against Liverpool, the Spanish side are winless in four home Champions League matches which is their joint longest run without a home win in the competition. Diego Simeone’s side are priced as 23/10 underdogs to come away with all three points this time round.
Club Brugge vs Man City
Tuesday evenings early kick-off in the Champions League sees Pep Guardiola’s Man City travel to Belgium as they get ready to take on Club Brugge.
This will be the first ever meeting between Club Brugge and Manchester City in European competition, but Brugge’s record against English sides is not the greatest. Since beating Chelsea 1-0 in the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1995, Brugge are winless in their last 12 attempts to defeat an English side. Brugge head into this fixture as 9/1 underdogs to defeat Pep Guardiola’s mighty Manchester City.
Man City have won five of their six European matches against Belgian opponents with their last victory coming in 2003. Riyad Mahrez made his Champions League debut against Club Brugge for Leicester City in 2016 where he scored twice for the Foxes. He then went on to score in the return leg also meaning that he has scored three times against Brugge making them the team he has scored the most against in the competition. The winger is 6/5 to score anytime.