Our football match prediction:
Against all odds, Liverpool rolled over Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena in the 2017 Audi Cup semi-final. Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp obviously knows Bayern footballers very well and that is probably the main reason why the Reds set up a meeting with Atletico Madrid in the title game. Summer signing Mohamed Salah found the net in the 3-0 win over Bayern Munich and the pacey winger is likely to prove a handful for Atletico Madrid defenders in Wednesday’s football match. Los Rojiblancos did well to beat Napoli in the Audi Cup semis, with Fernando Torres and Luciano Vietto scoring for Diego Simeone’s troops. Atletico Madrid and Liverpool meet for the first time since 2010, when they met in the Europa League knockout stages and seeing that the two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, we predict that they will play out a draw in the regular time.
Highlighted Player (Filipe Luis):
Filipe Luis is not just a household name in Brazil; he needs no introduction in Spain and England where he played for various clubs. The left back is known for his tireless approach to the game and an unflinching attitude to protect his goal. Luis started his career with Brazilian club Figueirense and moved across clubs. It was only when he moved to Deportivo La Coruna in 2008 that he came into limelight. After a successful stint with Deportivo, he was snapped up by Atletico Madrid where he won several trophies including La Liga. He was a key member of Diego Simeone’s team that reached the finals of 2014 Champions League. Filipe Luis then joined Chelsea in 2014 but returned to Atletico only a year later. He made his national debut in 2009 and has so far earned 22 caps. Having already won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 30-year-old defender is an important player for Brazil.
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1892, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby. The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title. Liverpool won their last Champions League trophy in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched five European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs. The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.