The second leg of the eagerly awaited round of 16 UEFA Champions League 2022-23 clash between European heavyweights Real Madrid and Liverpool is all set to take place at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Thursday, March 16. The match is scheduled to begin at 1:30 AM IST.
Hosts Real Madrid will be expected to go through as they lead 5-2 on aggregate. However, Los Blancos won’t be taking Liverpool lightly, especially considering the English club’s propensity to make dramatic comebacks on the European stage.
RM vs LIV Dream11 prediction for Champions League 2022-23
That said, Real Madrid will be heavy favourites to build on their aggregate lead and qualify for the quarter-finals. They have had the better of Liverpool in the recent past in Europe and lead the head-to-head between the teams. Real have won six of the 10 games between these clubs, while Liverpool has emerged triumphant thrice while one match ended in a draw.
Both sides will be eager to progress to the next round of the Champions League with their league title prospects seemingly beyond reach. While second-placed Los Blancos trail Barcelona by nine points in La Liga, the Merseyside club is sixth in the Premier League, 24 points adrift of league leaders Arsenal.
Even though the English outfit is likely to give it their all on the pitch on Thursday, Real Madrid is favourite to win the match and qualify for the next round of the Champions League.
RM vs LIV Dream11 team tips for Champions League 2022-23
Top tip: Best forward - Vinicius Junior
With talisman, Karim Benzema enduring an injury-marred campaign so far, Vinicius Junior has stepped up and become the go-to man for Los Blancos. He’s scored 19 goals and provided nine assists already this season. Six of his goals have come in the Champions League, including two in the first leg of this fixture. Vinicius also scored the winner in last season’s Champions League final against Liverpool and makes for a wise forward pick in your football fantasy team.
Top tip: Best midfielder - Luka Modric
The evergreen Luka Modric could be a smart midfield pick in your fantasy football team. The heartbeat of Real’s midfield engine room, Modric will have a big role to play at the center of the park and will have a role to play for Los Blancos in both attack and defence. The Croatian midfielder has scored six times this season, including twice in the Champions League, which surely makes him a worthy addition to your football fantasy team.
Top tip: Best defender - Andrew Robertson
Liverpool’s left-back Andrew Robertson could prove to be a prudent addition in defence to your fantasy football team. The Scottish international is more often than not defensively solid and a threat in attack. Besides his robustness in tackles, what separates Robertson from other fullbacks in his position is the Scotsman’s ability to deliver in the final third. He’s provided nine assists in the 2022-23 campaign and is likely to make his presence felt on both ends of the pitch against Real.
Top tip: Best goalkeeper - Alisson Becker
For the custodian spot in your football fantasy team, Liverpool’s Alisson Becker is likely to be the wiser option. The Brazilian goalkeeper will most probably be busier in his attempts to save Real’s attempts, which in turn will help you garner more fantasy points.
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