Real Madrid will be favourites against Liverpool in the Champions League Group B clash tonight. There’s no ways about it.
Defending European champions Madrid are one of the three strongest teams in Europe and have some of the best players in the world.
Despite the absence of winger Gareth Bale and defender Sergio Ramos tonight, Madrid will have a star-studded line-up that includes James Rodriguez, Karim Benzema, Lukas Modric and Toni Kroos.
There is also a certain Cristiano Ronaldo, who would be unanimously acknowledged as the best footballer on the planet had there been no Lionel Messi.
The Portugal international forward has been in sensational form so far this season and has completely recovered from the injuries that hampered him during the 2014 Wold Cup in Brazil in the summer.
Ronaldo has been in breathtaking form this campaign, and the stat below just sum up what a danger he will pose to a Liverpool side who are struggling defensively.
It’s not just Ronaldo; coach Ancelotti’s record as a Madrid coach in Europe is terrifying as well.
However, just because Madrid have stats in their favour does not mean that Liverpool should be written off. Although Brendan Rodgers’s side will head into the match as the underdogs, they have every chance to pick up a win at Anfield.
Liverpool have it in themselves to get a result tonight. If players like Mario Balotelli step up their game and Raheem Sterling plays his best football, then the Premier League outfit could be celebrating a famous win tonight.