Real Madrid vs Liverpool predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Champions League fixture tonight

Real Madrid host Liverpool on Tuesday night in the Champions League quarter-finals, though the match will be hosted at Castilla’s stadium, the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, rather than the Santiago Bernabeu which is undergoing construction work.

Both clubs won their respective domestic titles last season yet are unlikely to defend them successfully in 2020/21; the Reds are battling for a top-four finish in the Premier League – keeping themselves in the running with a weekend win over Arsenal – while Los Blancos are second in LaLiga, third if Barcelona win their game in hand.

Despite being slightly adrift in the title race, Real have clocked up four wins on the bounce across league and Champions League matches either side of the international break and are 11 unbeaten in total since the end of January.

Liverpool had a very poor start to the calendar year, but have recently picked up their form and have won three straight games themselves, though they’ll have to be near their best to come through the two legs against Real and reach the last four.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.


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When is the match?

The game kicks off at 8pm BST on Tuesday, 6 April.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2. Subscribers can also stream the match via the BT Sport app and desktop website.

What is the team news?

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Eden Hazard will miss out through injury, while Sergio Ramos is also sidelined and Fede Valverde is a big doubt. Dani Carvajal is also a long-term absentee.

Liverpool remain without their three centre-backs who are out for the season in Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, while Jordan Henderson is also not expected to feature again this term in midfield. Divock Origi and Caoimhin Kelleher are doubts, but neither would have started the game.

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Predicted line-ups

RMA – Courtois; Militao, Varane, Nacho; Lucas, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Mendy; Vini Jr, Benzema

LIV – Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Jota, Mane


Real Madrid – 13/7

Draw – 28/11

Liverpool – 48/29


The Reds’ improved form could prove vital as they look for an away goal, especially given the injury absences for the home side. Real Madrid 1-2 Liverpool.

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