The defending champions are favourites with 888Sport at 6/5 (2.20) and 16/25 (1.64) to lift the trophy. Jurgen Klopp’s men can be backed at 11/5 (3.20) to come out on top in normal time and 5/4 (2.25) to be crowned European champions by any means, including extra time and penalties.
The focus though, should surely be on goals as far as punters are concerned. Real Madrid have the tournament’s all-time top scorer leading the line and Cristiano Ronaldo already has 15 European goals for the season.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have a deadly front three in Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane that have accounted for 29 European goals this term – that’s more than any other trio have managed in this competition during a single campaign.
Neither side look especially confident at the back and you have go back to 2010 to find the last time a Champions League finalist kept a clean sheet (Inter Milan against Bayern Munich), so these showpiece games often produce the goods in the final third.
Both teams to score is just 2/5 (1.40) with 888Sport, showing just how likely it is that both sides will register at least once, but there’s a better bet for those seeking a bigger potential return from their wager. That comes in the form of the both teams to score in both halves market at 7/1 (8.00) with the same firm.
This selection landed Real Madrid’s semi-final with Bayern Munich (1-1 at half time, 2-2 at full time) while Liverpool’s two-legged affair with Roma ended up 7-6 on aggregate to the Reds.
It’s difficult to see a cagey start from these teams given how quickly they’ve got underway in the knockout stages of the Champions League this term.
Liverpool have netted nine first half goals in Europe since the round of 16 got underway while Real Madrid have been on target in the first half in four of their six knockout matches, with one of the exceptions being when they were defending a 3-0 lead against Juventus.
Punters can get 23/10 (3.30) on both teams scoring in the first 45 minutes but if neither side have a clean sheet to protect by the interval then the second half is unlikely to be a much tighter affair.
With that in mind the 7/1 (8.00) is worth a speculative play with 888Sport ahead of what promises to be a blockbuster final to the Champions League campaign.
Odds correct at the time of publish