Atletico will host city rivals Real Madrid in the derby this Sunday with the game having meaning just for the hosts.

Atletico Madrid will host Liverpool in matchday 3 of the UEFA Champions League seeking to maintain a perfect start in the European competition.

The reds go into the game top of Group B with 6 points after wins against Porto and AC Milan.

The La Liga champions are in second place with 4 points, after a victory against Milan and a goalless draw against Porto.

Liverpool remain the only unbeaten English team across all competitions and maintained such a start to 2021/22 this past weekend, cruising to a 5-0 win over Watford in the Premier League.

In the Spanish league, Atletico are in fourth place with 17 points, 3 behind surprise league leaders Real Sociedad.

Liverpool have scored 27 goals in their last l8 games and will be tested against an Atletico defense that does not let many goals in.

Play here to make your predictions for the mouthwatering encounter.

What time does Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool start?

The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool team news

The home side have no injury concerns ahead of the tie, so Diego Simeone has a fully fit squad to choose from.

Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez will form the strike partnership to provide the goals for Atletico.

Yannick Carrasco and Keiran Trippier will be deployed as wing backs to provide an additional attacking threat for the Spanish outfit.

For the visitors, Diogo Jota and Trent Alexander-Arnold were both declared fit and will be up for selection on the night.

Roberto Firmino is expected to start after banging a hat-trick over the weekend and will be supported by the usual African duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool head to head

The hosts boast a better record against their opponents, winning 4 out of the 8 matches played between them, including their two most recent meetings in 2020.

Liverpool have only been victorious once and another 3 have resulted in draws.

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool current form

Liverpool are unbeaten all season and have won three of their last 5 matches, sharing the spoils in the remaining two.

Atletico have also won 3 times in their last five outings but have lost a match in that run.

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool prediction

Both teams have the ability to score goals and despite Atletico’s tight defense, the reds have proved that they can score as they please. A draw could be the most likely outcome.

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