Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Prediction, odds and betting tips
REAL MADRID will have to get past a rampant Liverpool side in order to win their third consecutive Champions League title.
The Reds will be hopeful Zinedine Zidane’s men cannot cope with their electrifying attack as they are the underdogs ahead of the clash.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid can make history by winning it three years in a rowSunSport’s top tips will be live on this page ahead of the final in Kiev.
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Real Madrid and Liverpool clash in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday in the Ukraine, with the sportsbooks giving the clear edge to the Spanish club.
Real Madrid has won each of the last two UEFA Champions League titles and three of the last four. The Spanish club will try to come out on top of the UEFA Champions League again this year with a win in the final this Saturday against Liverpool.
Madrid is a -165 favorite to lift the trophy in Kiev at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark..com. Liverpool is going off as a +135 underdog to win the match on Saturday. On the three-way line for regulation plus injury time, Real Madrid is a +120 favorite over Liverpool (+205 to win, +270 to draw). Of Real Madrid’s 12 UEFA Champions League titles, nine of the final games have been won in regulation.
Real Madrid vs. Liverpool FC
When: Saturday, May 26, 2:45 p.m. ET
Where: Olimpiysky Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine
Betting Line / Total: Real Madrid -165 / 3 Goals
Real Madrid vs. Liverpool FC OddsShark Matchup Report
Barcelona won its third La Liga Championship in four years this season, taking back the league’s title from Real Madrid. But after that disappointing result in La Liga, another championship in the UEFA Champions League would go a long way in easing that pain.
Real Madrid upset Paris Saint-Germain in convincing fashion in the Round of 16, winning both legs to score an aggregate victory of 5-2 over the French Ligue 1 champions. Madrid also picked up aggregate wins over Italy’s Serie A champions Juventus and Germany’s Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich to advance to the final.
Like Real Madrid, Liverpool is hoping to make up for failing to capture its league title by earning some hardware in the UEFA Champions League. In English Premier League play, Liverpool overcame a slow start of 3-4-2 to finish the season on an 18-8-3 run.
Liverpool won its group in the UEFA Champions League to advance into the knockout stage, where it dispatched of Porto, English Premier League champion Manchester City and Roma to advance to this point.
Saturday’s total is set at three goals. The OVER is 8-3 in Real Madrid’s last 11 games and 7-3-1 in Liverpool’s last 11.
When these two clubs last met in the 2014 UEFA Champions League group stage, Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-0 on the road and 1-0 at home. Liverpool has done well to get to this game including its impressive upset over Manchester City, but Real Madrid’s recent form and path to this point make the defending champions a clear favorite.