The tournament kicks off and Liverpool will host Milan on Wednesday 15 September. The match corresponding to the first day of UEFA Champions League – 2021/2022 will be played from 16:00 at Anfield Stadium.
These two teams meet on the first day and it is necessary to remember that between them they have no more and no less than thirteen titles. Although, since the last one of the Rossoneri team has rained a little. And it is that Milan are slowly but surely making a comeback after some grey years immersed in mediocrity. In Serie A, has started very strong, with nine points out of nine possible. Liverpool, meanwhile, can also boast a positive start in the Premier League, with ten points from a possible twelve. This weekend they won 3-0 away to Leeds, although the Reds have a bittersweet taste in their mouth due to the serious injury to Harvey Elliott, who suffered a nasty fracture to his left leg. Interestingly, the last time the two sides met was in the 2007 final, which was won by Milan, their last title.
Check out all about the UEFA Champions League group stage, plus an analysis of each of the teams and the betting odds for Europe’s premier continental tournament.
Betting line and relevant information of the group stage match:
Where: Anfield | Liverpool
Time: 15:00 E.T
Moneyline Odds: Liverpool -192 | Milan +440
Draw Odds: +340
Where to watch: ESPN
How Liverpool are coming into the Champions League group stage opener:
Liverpool, winners of their last meeting, will be hoping for a similar result after a 3-0 Premier League win over Leeds United. In that match, Liverpool achieved 56% possession and 30 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. For Liverpool, the goals were scored by Mohamed Salah (’20), Fabinho (’50), and Sadio Mané (’92). Leeds United reached 9 chances on goal with 4 of them on target.
How Milan arrives to the Champions League group stage debut:
AC Milan will enter this fixture on the back of a 2-0 Serie A victory over Lazio in their most recent battle. In that match, AC Milan achieved 47% possession and 21 shots on goal with 3 shots on target. For the Rossoneri, the goals were scored by Rafael Leão (’45) and Zlatan Ibrahimović (’67). had 8 shots on goal with 5 of them on target.
Prediction for the first day in the group stage between Liverpool and Milan:
Our impression is that AC Milan will manage to score a goal against Liverpool. However, we doubt this will give them the win. We can see a hard-fought 2-1 difference for Liverpool at the final whistle. The midfield will be in the spotlight.