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Real Madrid v Liverpool Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

11:50 PM MYT 26/05/2018
Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid La Liga 2018
The statistics point to this season's Champions League final being a high scoring game and we have found a few angles to back plenty of goals in Kiev

Liverpool head to Ukraine for Saturday's Champions League final as outsiders to lift the trophy against the defending champions.

The Reds' opponents Real Madrid have won three of the last four titles and the Spanish club have a winning mentality in this competition having reached the final 15 times and lifting the trophy on 12 of those occasions.

Jurgen Klopp's men have played some sensational football to reach their first final in this tournament for 11 years and will surely contribute to what could be a memorable end of season showpiece.

Latest odds

dabblebet offer Real Madrid at 6/5 (2.20) to win in 90 minutes and at 4/6 (1.66) to lift the trophy.

Liverpool meanwhile can be backed at at 15/8 (2.88) to triumph without the need for extra time, and at 6/5 (2.20) to lift the trophy.

A draw after 90 minutes is offered at 13/5 (3.60).

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Team news

Zinedine Zidane has all 24 members of his first team squad fit and available for Saturday's game at Kiev's Olympic Stadium.

Cristiano Ronaldo had missed two league games with an ankle problem, but made a scoring return to the starting eleven last weekend and will surely feature from the beginning on Saturday.

Liverpool are missing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with a knee ligament injury and Joe Gomez, although Emre Can should return to the squad.

Preview

With two attacking sides for whom defending is not often their strongest attribute, there is every chance that this is an open final with plenty of goals.

Real Madrid have kept just four clean sheets in their last 26 matches in the Champions League, while Liverpool's conceding of six goals to Roma in the semi-final underlined their potential defensive fragility.

If both teams feel they can score, then both teams will feel like they can win, and the game may come down to a straight shoot-out between two highly attack-minded sides.

Tips and predictions

Both teams to score is priced at 2/5 (1.40) which looks like a nailed on selection but is too short for most punters.

For our purposes, we will back Real Madrid to score over 1.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73).

This bet comfortably paid out in last year's final, while also paying out in five of Real Madrid's six games in the knockout stages of this season's competition.

Other options to consider are backing over 3.5 goals in the game at 11/10 (2.10), while Real Madrid are offered at 23/10 (3.30) to win but concede. 

Real Madrid to score over 1.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73) for a 3pt stake with dabblebet