Fourth round of Champions League group stage, and some big teams could start to hurt themselves. The spotlight is on Liverpool-Atletico, with Reds that could seal the qualifying and Atleti that risk their neck. Intriguing Atalanta-Manchester United and Leipzig-PSG
Liverpool vs. Atletico
Champions League, Round 4
Wednesday 03rd November 2021 – 04:00 PM EDT at Anfield Road
It is hard to believe that Atletico will be able to do at Anfield what they haven’t been able to at Wanda Metropolitano. Liverpool are 9 points out of 9, Atleti are at 4 tied with Porto, and will have to go to play in Portugal in last match day. This means that even if odds on Reds are relatively low considering the kind of opponents they have, still the colchoneros are compelled to give a performance at the level they are expected to. But the chance for Liverpool to seal their group stage is too big for not being picked, especially cause they are possibly with Bayern the team in best shape in Europe at the moment.
Won’t be any difference from it was seen already in Madrid: Klopp hammering with his style, Simeone defending and countering in his. But while the Atletico mechanism are far from being sharp, and Cunha is being disappointing, Liverpool instead seem back to the way they were 2 years ago when they conquered the world, and even if Salah is not the best player in the world, still the Egyptian has played in this Autumn as if actually he would be so.
Soccer Pick: Liverpool -150 to win at FanDuel
Leipzig vs. PSG
Champions League, Round 4
Wednesday 03rd November 2021 – 04:00 PM EDT at RedBull Arena
It is not surprising that PSG are leading the group after half of games, even though there is also Manchester City with them. But the first leg among them was in Paris so it makes sense to see PSG with 7 and City with 6 points. What is really shocking is that behind there is Bruges with 3 and Leipzig are at 0. They are having their worst season since they arrived in Bundesliga, but still actually they have played better in Champions than in league.
Always plenty of goals in their games (respectively 9, 3 and 5), and lost to Bruges and PSG by inches. Qualifying is already looking impossible, but they will play for their lives to get anything from PSG. Which will miss Verratti and Paredes in the middle, but can line up the magic three up front. Hard to see them losing, surely there will be entertainment.
Soccer Picks: Double Chance Draw/PSG to win -250 at FanDuel and Both Teams To Score -215 at FanDuel
Atalanta vs. Manchester United
Champions League Round 4
Tuesday 2nd November 2021 – 04:00 PM EDT at Gewiss Stadium
Could very well be the most entertaining game to watch on Tuesday night. It was already 2 weeks ago, as Atalanta are perfectly fitting with their dynamic style into Manchester United, that got quality always and pace sometimes, but often leave space in between the lines, therefore when an opponent is fielding a team able to stay tight but not backtracking, the Solskjaer’s guys are always in trouble. The tactical plan will be repeated and doubled, with the difference with game in Manchester that this time around United won’t have the support from Old Trafford to achieve the late comeback. Atalanta can really get out of this undefeated, and the home ground will surely help.
Soccer Picks: Double Chance Atalanta to win/Draw -170 at FanDuel and Both Teams To Score at -210 at FanDuel