20:00 Saturday

Liverpool vs Real Madrid Stats

  • The last three Champions League finals have witnessed fewer than three goals with both teams to score failing to land
  • Liverpool have won 10 of their last 12 Champions League matches
  • Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten across their last 18 matches

 

Liverpool vs Real Madrid Tips

Betting Tip: Under 2.5 Goals

Despite all of the pre-match hype and anticipation, European finals are often dull affairs and I think this one could go the same way. Both of Liverpool’s domestic cup finals this campaign have ended as 0-0 stalemates, requiring extra time and penalties to find a winner and given what’s at stake, I’d be surprised to see both sides going all out in attack from the first whistle.

As such, I like the look of there being fewer than three goals scored. Liverpool were defeated by Real Madrid in the 2017/18 Champions League (UCL) final and they’ll be looking for revenge after the manner in which they lost that one - losing Mo Salah to injury on the half-hour mark after a tussle with Sergio Ramos. But with that in mind, I think each side will be looking to suss the other out and not give any early chances away.

It should be a tense affair and so I’ll be having 1.5 points on the ball hitting the back of the net fewer than three times.

Under 2.5 Goals - 1.5pts @ 1/1

Betting Tip: Liverpool Win & Under 3.5 Goals

I do think that many are underestimating Real Madrid’s chances. They may have been second-best in the majority of their matches en route to this final, but they deserve respect for getting to this stage. However, Liverpool have been eyeing this fixture up ever since they booked their place in it. 

Jurgen Klopp’s men will have been devastated after Manchester City somehow came from 2-0 down to win and claim the Premier League title at the weekend. But they have a quick opportunity to take glory themselves and they’re not a side accustomed to letting those opportunities pass.

The ‘Reds’ are incredibly efficient and will be eager to get one over on ‘Los Blancos’. For the reasons mentioned above, I think this will be a tight game and I really like the 4/1 being offered for Liverpool to win this inside 90 minutes but with fewer than four goals being scored in total.

11 of the previous 16 UCL finals have witnessed fewer than four goals and I fancy Liverpool to add another European trophy to their cabinet. With this in mind, I’ll have half a point on this pick.

Liverpool to win and under 3.5 goals - 0.5pts @ 4/1