UEFA Champions League Predictions
Liverpool vs. Real Madrid analysis and predictions for the Champions League final at the State de France in Paris.
On Saturday, the mighty reds face the UCL record-holders Real Madrid in the Champions League final. Please continue reading for our free soccer picks, breakdown, and UCL final betting predictions.
UEFA Champions League Final 2021/22
Liverpool vs. Real Madrid
Saturday 28th May, 03:00 p.m. ET Kick-Off
Location: Stade de France
UCL Final: Key Statistics
Seven of Karim Benzema’s 15 goals in the UCL tournament were against Premier League teams
Liverpool has averaged 2.0 goals per game during their previous 10 UCL games
Real Madrid has averaged 2.5 goals per game during their last 10 UCL games
Over 2.5 goals have landed in 4 of Liverpool’s previous 6 games
Over 2.5 goals have landed in 7 of Real Madrid’s last 10 games
Five of Los Blancos’ last 6 UCL games have produced over 3 goals
England and Spain Meet in Paris
Familiar foes head to the Stade de France on Saturday afternoon as two of Europe’s most authoritative teams in, Liverpool and Real Madrid, will clash for the Champions League trophy for the second time in five years.
Last season these sides met in the quarter-finals, and it was the Spanish giants who claimed a 3-1 aggregate success. However, they’ll enter this fixture – surprisingly – as the betting underdog, which shouldn’t come as a surprise when considering the elite level of form that Jurgen Klopp’s men have maintained this season.
Flashbacks of the 2018’ UCL final will need the Neuralyzer from ‘Men in Black’, as those eery feelings will want to be wiped from the memories of this Liverpool squad when they enter Paris. And if we’re keeping it completely honest, they should have zero confidence issues with the squad selection at hand. The Reds are unquestionably the superior squad – talent-for-talent – but the La Liga champions have become synonymous with making a comeback in this year’s UCL bracket stage, making it difficult to predict an outright winner.
Domestically, these two sides have been impeccable, and obviously, their European conquest speaks for itself. Despite failing to secure the Premier League title, Liverpool has added two trophies to their silverware collection, and the treble could be achieved with a win on Saturday.
The Champions League Final Moneyline is Coin Flip
Attempting to wager on the most prestigious trophy in European football doesn’t come with the same rules. With handicapping ethics in mind, a dog or pass situation is usually the most sensible long-term betting approach. This fixture doesn’t change, and with such a vast separation in the betting odds between the two, your life won’t get easier when attempting to predict a winner – it's a coin toss situation.
All roads lead to a high scoring affair as both teams have seen over 2.5 goals scored regularly in domestic and European competition. In fact, since entering the knockout stages of the tournament, over 3.5 goals would have been a winning bet for Los Blancos in all five of those meetings, while Liverpool’s previous four UCL games produced a minimum of three goals.
The net-finding talent in the final third of both Liverpool and Real is swarming with goal scorers, and if we witness a low scoring encounter, I’ll be surprised. Naturally, when the stakes are raised to the highest point, defenses become tight, but I have a suspicious feeling this trend will be neglected when Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp go head-to-head.
Champions League Final Conclusion and Betting Picks
The Champions League final betting odds are disgustingly marginalized, the two teams set at +100 and +240 price tags, with the mighty reds taking their position as the betting favorite.
As we previously highlighted, it should be an underdog or pass situation for moneyline backers, and my personal approach would be the goals market. I respect the value on over 2.5 goals, and the over 1.5 goals in the second half also catches my eye.
With such a large underdog pricing put on Los Blancos, you can also find a great piece of betting value on the Real Madrid double chance (win/draw) market.
Liverpool vs. Real Madrid Score prediction: Liverpool 2 – Real Madrid 2
Liverpool vs. Real Madrid Betting Pick 1: Over 2.5 goals -143 [1.70] [1.43u wager returns 1u of profit] at Everygame
Liverpool vs. Real Madrid Betting Pick 2: Real Madrid Double Chance (win/draw) -128 [1.78] [1.28u wager returns 1u of profit] at Everygame.