The 2017/18 UEFA Champions League finalists have been confirmed and Real Madrid will play FC Liverpool at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. The match will take place on Saturday 26th May 2018 and will be the 63rd final of Europe's premier club football tournament.
Let's start our Champions League final 2018 prediction with information that Real Madrid reached the final having finished second in their group behind Tottenham Hotspur. However, despite having tough draws throughout the knockout stages, Real Madrid managed to defeat all before them to make it through to their fourth final in five years.
Liverpool also topped their group but arguably had an easier path through to the final. The Reds survived a late scare in their semi-final second leg at Roma to book their place in the show-piece occasion. So who will win the trophy? Go on and see our Real Madrid vs Liverpool betting tips!
1. Real v Liverpool Odds Preview
Given the fact they are the double defending champions of Europe and have huge experience of playing in the Champions League final, Real Madrid vs Liverpool 2018 betting odds wasn't too hard to predict. Of course its Real Madrid who have been installed as the favourites to win this game and lift the trophy, priced at 2.20 with Bet365.
Real Madrid have been below their usual standards this season but have found a way to succeed in Europe. Bayern Munich were arguably the better team across the two legs of their semi-final and Juventus came close to defeating them in the quarter-final but Real Madrid did just enough to win both ties.
However, Liverpool will have seen enough in each of those ties to believe they can cause Real Madrid problems in the final.
There is no doubting the quality of the Liverpool front three and if they can expose the space behind the full-backs, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could punish Real Madrid. The one thing Liverpool are lacking in comparison to Real Madrid is the experience of the big occasion and this makes them the outsiders to win the match, priced at 3.10 with William Hill.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool bookmakers set the draw at around 3.90.
2. Real Madrid vs Liverpool Prediction
While both teams have great attacking players in their team, the defence has come in for much criticism. Real Madrid and Liverpool looked poor at the back in their semi-finals and could easily have conceded more goals to the opposition.
This is good news from the neutral perspective, as we should see plenty of goal scoring chances during the Champions League 2018 final and this could be one of the highest scoring finals in the history of the competition.
Over 4.5 goals is 4.00 at Unibet.
Liverpool have the talent to break down the Real Madrid defence but their own defence has looked suspect. Dejan Lovren, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Loris Karius were poor in the semi-final second leg against Roma and this will have been noticed by Zinedine Zidane and his team.
Going head-to-head with Liverpool in an attacking sense is dangerous but Real Madrid have the superior quality in defence and could restrict Liverpool going forward. Expect to see Liverpool score but also struggle in their own defensive third.
Real Madrid to win and both teams to score is 3.50 with William Hill.
This is the biggest European club match of the season and live pictures will be beamed across the world. From Albania to Vietnam, fans around the globe can enjoy this match live and bet at the same time thanks to live streaming and in-play betting.
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3. Team News
Both teams will be ready for the final in Kiev. Real nor Liverpool have any suspensions to worry about. Zinedine Zidane also doesn't have to worry about any injuries in his team.
Jurgen Klopp will have to deal with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain absence. Liverpool's midfielder will be probably out until November due to his knee injury. Rest of the squad will be fully fit, including James Milner.
Combine this information with our Real Madrid vs Liverpool preview and our users betting tips for UCL final to get the most betting opportunities.