Liverpool Cannot Afford to Drop Points Against Spartak Moscow
There is still plenty to be decided in the Champions League, with many of the groups going right down to the wire. Liverpool sit top of Group E with just one game remaining and they must secure all three points against Spartak Moscow to ensure they earn themselves a favourable draw for the knock-out stages.
The Reds have been in excellent form recently across all competitions and were ruthless when taking on Brighton on December 2. They’ve collected nine points from their first five matches following their return to the competition but they mustn’t become complacent against Spartak Moscow. There was a sense of disappointment following Jurgen Klopp’s side 1-1 draw in the Russian capital but they will be confident of securing all three points back at Anfield. Here at BettingTop10, we’ve compiled a list of the top Irish bookmakers, including Boylesports, who have a huge number of Champions League markets available and offer 4/6 on Liverpool to winning at both halftime and fulltime.
Elsewhere, Manchester United are hoping to finish top of Group A but will be without Eric Bailly, Nemanja Matic and Marouane Fellaini. Jose Mourinho is also opting to rest Zlatan Ibrahimovic for this tie ahead of a potentially decisive Manchester derby at the weekend. A point would be enough for the Red Devils, although at 4/9, many punters will be expecting them to take all three against CSKA Moscow.
Chelsea have the toughest looking assignment against a resurgent Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s side got off to an extremely slow start this season but have shown gradual improvement and they could still qualify for the knock-out stages if they can topple the Blues and Roma slip up against Qarabag. A win for Antonio Conte’s side at Stamford Bridge would guarantee them top spot.