Real Madrid v Liverpool Betting Tips
It’s less than two months before the biggest game in soccer, the World Cup final. But before the teams even make the trip to Russia we have the small matter of the biggest game in club soccer, the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.
This has been one of the very best Champions League seasons of all time. We’ve seen Roma comeback from a 4-1 first leg deficit to knock Barcelona out, Gianluigi Buffon completely lose his head at referee Michael Oliver and some wonderful performances from the two finalists.
Real Madrid have utilised all their nous and experience to make it through to the final in Kyiv. The two-time defending champions are on course for Champions League history but will have to navigate a path around a Liverpool side who broke the tournament’s goalscoring record.
If this lives up to the billing it will surely be up there with the very best Champions League finals of all time but who is going to come out on top?
Liverpool’s Wonder Run to End in Heartbreak
Jurgen Klopp knows all about Champions League heartbreak. He took Borussia Dortmund all the way to the final in 2013 only to see them fall to defeat against Bayern Munich in Wembley.
It’s been a long road back to the final for Klopp but there is every chance he will end up just as disappointed in Kyiv.
Liverpool are one of the very best attacking teams in Europe. Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané have scored more Champions League goals between them than almost every team in the competition and there is little doubt they’ll have their chances in the final.
However, Real Madrid have somehow managed to pass every test they’ve been set so far.
It was a disappointing season domestically for Los Blancos who finished 17 points behind Barcelona in La Liga but they’re somehow able to perform on the biggest stage time and time again.
This Real Madrid team is packed with genuine world class talent everywhere you look and they are used to dealing with the pressure of the Champions League final. In contrast, Liverpool are yet to win a trophy under Jurgen Klopp.
It’s that experience that just tilts the tie in favour of Zinedine Zidane’s men so have a bet on Real Madrid winning the match at a generous $2.20 with William Hill.
Expect the Goals to Flow in Ukraine
It is often said that it’s the ability to perform when it really matters that sets the best footballers in the world apart. When you look through the Real Madrid team you see a lot of players who have stood up and taken hold of a match. Marcelo, for example, has proven his worth this season but nobody relishes the pressure more than Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese forward loves nothing more than grabbing the spotlight for himself and he’ll be desperate to be the Real Madrid hero once again. Real will certainly need their talisman to step up to the plate as Liverpool have far too much attacking quality of their own to believe that the defending champions will keep a clean sheet.
From a betting perspective, make sure to back both teams to score at $1.40 with Bet365 while a bet on over 3.5 goals should also return nicely at $2.23 with Unibet.
Ronaldo looks a good bet to score the game’s last goal at $4.00 with Bet365 but don’t be surprised if it’s Liverpool who open the scoring. Roberto Firmino ($8.50 with Centrebet) looks the best value bet of all the Reds’ players to score first.