Group B is one of the toughest in the 2021/2022 Champions League. The group includes teams that have already played in the final of the tournament and have a winning experience in the Champions League. In the match of the first round of the Champions League, a repetition of the Istanbul final will be held between Liverpool and Milan . The game will take place at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool.
The home team is approaching the match as a favorite. Promo code for 1xbet offers odds of 1.55 for Liverpool to win and 5.50 for Milan. The draw in the match is estimated with the odds of 4.40. The two teams are expected to play brightly in attack. On TB2.5, the coefficient is 1.61, and on TM2.5 – 2.30.
Liverpool secured a Champions League ticket at the last minute through the English Championship. In the summer, the club was joined by center-back Ibrahim Konate from RB Leipzig and winger Harvey Elliott from the youth squad. The main reinforcement of the team came from the infirmary. The injured Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joseph Gomez returned to the team.
In the new season of the Premier League, the Reds started off confidently. On the road, the Premier League newcomer Norwich was beaten 3: 0, and at home Burnley was beaten 2: 0. Match of the third round with “Chelsea” ended in a home draw 1: 1. In the standings, Jurgen Klopp’s wards are in fourth place with 7 points. Leading the Tottenham Championship with three wins in three rounds.
Midfielder Curtis Jones and defender Keno Williams will miss the Milan game due to injuries. James Milner, Roberto Firmino and Takumi Minamino may not play against Milan. The footballers have minor injuries.
Last season, Milan lacked the stability to maintain the lead in Serie A. As a result, Inter became the champion of Italy, and Milan were content with the money they would receive from playing in the main European competition. The red-blacks managed to keep the line-up, with the exception of the main goalkeeper Donnarummu. In addition, Milan spent 73 million euros on reinforcement. Goalkeeper Menyang, defender Tomori, midfielder Adli were bought.
In the new Serie A draw, Milan showed a 100% result at the start of the season. Cagliari 4: 1 was beaten at home, and Sampdoria 1: 0 away. In the standings, the red-blacks are in fourth place, as 5 Serie A clubs have won two out of two matches at once.
The game against Liverpool will be missed by newcomer Adli, who was given on loan, and also not declared for participation in the Champions League Samuel Castillejo. The appearance on the field of Olivier Giroud, Rage Krunich and Junior Messias is questionable.
Forecast for the match of the 1st round of the Champions League “Liverpool” – “Milan” 15 September 2021
The opposition Liverpool – Milan has already become a landmark for the Champions League. The teams played twice in the Champions League final and exchanged victories. In 2005, Liverpool won 3-2 on penalties, with regular time ending 3-3. In 2007 Milan took revenge and won 2-1 in regulation time. Two more matches were in the Champions Cup. Both games were won by Liverpool 2-0. Liverpool have had three wins and two draws in the last five official games, and Milan have the same statistics.
Forecast: Liverpool will win with odds of 1.59 on the line of 1xbet. The Reds failed last season, but this was due to injuries of the leading performers. At the start of the new season, Liverpool have no problems with injured. The composition of the English club is stronger than that of the opponent. Klopp has more experience than Pioli. We look forward to a landslide victory for Liverpool in the first round of the Champions League.