The Champions League comes to a close overnight in a mouthwatering clash against two sides who have been magnificent in Europe this season.
Liverpool have scored the most goals (40) and have kept the most clean sheets (6) in the competition but will have their work cut out for them against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid are mainstays in the UCL having won the last two. They’re ability to perform in key moments and punish teams is why they’re in the running for football immortality. No team had won the competition in the current format twice in a row, yet alone three times and Zidane needs this trophy to ease pressure off a poor domestic season.
Klopp has taken Liverpool to another European final after their unfortunate defeat in the Europa league final. Salah has been super impressive for the Reds in all competitions and will no doubt relish the opportunity on the biggest stage of all. Much like Ronaldo, he has the ability to flip a game on its head and this matchup could hinder on the performances of these two stars.
This game will come down to whose defence can hold off the longest. An early Real Madrid goal will hurt the Reds and I don’t think they will be able to maintain an inevitable onslaught. However, if their defence steps up and can play the games on their terms early, I can see Liverpool playing the long game to lift the trophy.
HF/FT – Draw/Liverpool / 7.50 / Bet365 [0.5]
Anytime goal scorers:
- Mo Salah / 2.25 / Sportsbet [1u]
- Gareth Bale / 2.94 / Crownbet [1u]
To lift the trophy: Liverpool / 2.20 / Crownbet [1u]