Liverpool With Edge To Win In Champions League Playoff Match

Published on August 5th, 2017 3:02 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Liverpool FC winger Roberto Firmino - In action wearing the home red kit. Liverpool's journey to the Champions League will go through Hoffenheim, as the 10 Champions League playoff matches were announced on Friday.

As of this moment, a total of 22 teams have qualified for the group stage of the tournament. This includes Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, just to name a few. Both Liverpool and Hoffenheim will be looking to add themselves to this elite list when the first leg of their contest gets underway on August 15th.

Hoffenheim will play host to Liverpool on August 15th, while the return match will take place the next week.

Here are the current odds for the opening leg match on August 15th:

Liverpool, 7/5
Hoffenheim, 9/5
Draw, 12/5

The odds to qualify for the Champions League group stage favour Liverpool by quite a wide margin:

Liverpool, 2/5
Hoffenheim, 7/4

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Let's swing back to the first leg match once again. Here are the five likeliest outcomes of August 15th's match:

Draw 1-1, 11/2
Liverpool 2-1, 17/2
Liverpool 1-0, 17/2
Hoffenheim 2-1, 10/1
Hoffenheim 1-0, 10/1

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Hoffenheim is certainly a solid club, as they finished in 4th place in Bundesliga last season to earn themselves a spot in the Champions League playoffs.

That being said, Liverpool is a touch above and should move on to the Champions League group stage round.

Take Liverpool to Qualify @ 2/5

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