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Betting Preview: Real Madrid v Liverpool: Expect an entertaining game in Kiev

10:46 PM MYT 25/05/2018
Salah Mane Firmino
With two of Europe’s most exciting sides hungry for success, high-octane action should be the order of the night in the Ukrainian capital

The final showdown of the 2017-18 Uefa Champions League season will see Real Madrid and Liverpool slug it out for top honours at the Olympic National Sports Complex on Saturday night.

Los Blancos are back-to-back champions, the first team to achieve such in the current format and having gone past heavyweights in Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich in the knockout phase, Bet365 tips them at (2.15) to win it for the third time on the bounce.

It’s the first European final for the Reds since 2007 when they lost 2-1 to AC Milan in Athens. Jurgen Klopp’s charges have also been impressive knocking out the likes of Manchester City and AS Roma. A chance for them to lift their sixth Champions League crown and first since 2005 is available at odds of (3.25) with the same firm.

The game ending in a stalemate is offered at (3.90).

Real Madrid have appeared in a European Cup/Champions League final 16 times, winning twelve while Liverpool have done so eight times and have claimed ultimate victory on five occasions. This means it’s going to be a close game and both sides are quoted at (1.66) and (2.25) respectively to lift the trophy at the end of the night.

Considering that Jurgen Klopp’s men are the highest scoring side in the Champions League this season with 40 goals while Zinedine Zidane’s charges have not failed to find the back of the net in any game, seeing goal action at both ends of the Olympic Stadium in Kiev at odds of (1.40) is a good pick.

An outcome of three or more goals which has been the average in both sides respective European games this season is valued at (1.44).

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored four Champions League final goals, the most of any player in history and having registered 15 strikes this term, the Portuguese maestro is tipped to score first at (4.00) and (1.66) anytime.

Roberto Firmino has had a hand in 17 of Liverpool’s 40 goals (10 goals, seven assists) in Europe’s premier club competition. Bet365 prices the Brazilian to get into the scoring act anytime in this game at odds of (2.62).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.