Business end of things
Due to renovations at the Bernabéu, Real Madrid welcome Liverpool to their training ground, the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium on Tuesday night for the first leg of the pairs Champions League quarterfinal.
Los Blancos are coming off the back of some fine form having avoided defeat in their previous 11 outings, with 9 of them ending in victory. This run includes their recent demolition job of Atalanta, with Real winning 3-0 over two legs in an incredibly one-sided matchup.
Zidane's men kicked off the season in shaky fashion, which saw them trail leaders and city rivals Atletico by quite a bit, however, Real have since shaped up and have only lost 1 of their last 19 games in league play leaving them at 2nd, only 3 points behind Atletico.
Despite losing leader and talisman Ramos to injury, Real's squad is looking strong at the moment and could even potentially welcome back Eden Hazard as well. All in all, Real are in a good place at the moment and will be very ready come Tuesday.
The Reds are coming off the back of a very strong performance against Arsenal which saw them outplay the Gunners on every inch of the pitch and travel home with a 3-0 win.
Change in fortunes
The victory was a welcome sight for fans who have endured what has so far been, bar their victories over Leipzig, a very, very, torrid second half of the season. Klopp's men can be found down at 6th in the Prem, a whopping 25 points behind leaders Manchester City meaning that this season has definitely not gone to plan. However, all that can change given that they advance past Real here.
Liverpool's centre-back crisis is still in full swing, that much is certain, the fact that they are also missing captain Henderson is also worrying to say the least but otherwise, offensively, Liverpool are in a significantly better place than a month ago which could potentially go a long way in helping them knock out Real Madrid.
Both teams are in fine scoring form but are also no strangers to conceding this season which is why i will be backing Both teams to score at 1.65 with Betway.