Real Madrid and Liverpool face each other today to kick off an exciting UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie. Two of Europe's winningest teams are going to clash aiming to continue progressing in their continental dream. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about the game, such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
The reigning La Liga champions are hoping to improve their performance in this year's UCL, after being knocked out in the Round of 16 in 2020. Zinedine Zidane has already tasted success in this competition in charge of Real Madrid and while his team fights for the local league, 'Los Blancos' expect him to deliver another good finish in Europe's major prize.
'The Reds', on the other hand, had a serious downhill slide this season, after becoming an unstoppable side in Premier League 2019/20. Jurgen Klopp's team, however, started to bounce back in the last rounds and in the Champions League things worked out better for them. This tie will be a huge test for both, who are always two mighty sides in Europe.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time: 3 PM (ET)
Location: Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium, Madrid
Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Time by State in the US
ET: 3 PM
CT: 2 PM
MT: 1 PM
PT: 12 PM
Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Storylines
These two European forces will clash in what will probably be a season-defining tie. For both, getting into the next round will mean more than just a good result. Their hopes for lifting a trophy this season mostly rely on this tournament, which would be an amazing achievement. Being kicked out at this stage would be a huge blow for any of the two.
Real Madrid are still on the hunt for the local title, though, in a tough battle against Atlético Madrid and Barcelona. However, the 'Merengues' are expected to claim the Champions League trophy every season, and now even more after having a poor performance last year. It is a high goal, and a very challenging one as well, but those are the demands for the winningest team in Europe.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have been struggling in the current Premier League, after clinching the title in great fashion last season. The Reds suffered with injuries and bad form from their best players, and their hopes for a back-to-back championship were over. That's why the Champions League remains their biggest task this season, but their upcoming opponent is a strong one.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool: UEFA Champions League 2020/21 Top Scorers
Real Madrid: Karim Benzema (5)
Liverpool: Mohamed Salah (5)
How to watch or live stream Real Madrid vs Liverpool in the US
The game to be played between Real Madrid and Liverpool in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals will be broadcasted in the US by Univision NOW, TUDN App, ZonaFutbol, TUDN Radio, Paramount+, TUDN.com, Univision, and TUDN USA.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have placed their bets, which show this one looks like an evenly matched duel. FanDuel has given odds of +160 to Liverpool, while Real Madrid has +165, and a tie would result in a +240 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.