Real Madrid are aiming to land their third successive Champions League title and fourth in five years as they take on Liverpool in this season’s final. The English club have won the trophy five times but not since 2005 and they have not reached a final since their defeat to Milan in 2007. Zinedine Zidane’s side will be slight favourites for Saturday’s showpiece in Kyiv.
Where and when: NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kyiv– 26 May, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Liverpool vs. Real Madrid: BT Sport, William Hill
Last time: The last time these two sides met was in the group stages of the 2014/15 Champions League season. Madrid won 3-0 at Anfield before securing a 1-0 home win at the Bernabeu.
|Cristiano Ronaldo to score first||16/5||Offer|
|Real Madrid to win 2-1||19/2||Offer|
|Sergio Ramos first played booked||5/2||Offer|
Liverpool vs. Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
Liverpool are through to their first Champions League final in 11 years and will be looking to secure their sixth European title – only Milan and Madrid have won more.
The Reds have only lifted silverware once since 2006 in the form of the English League Cup in 2012 while boss Jurgen Klopp has lost each of his last five cup finals, including two with Liverpool.
Madrid by contrast have won three of the last four editions of the Champions League and are hopeful of landing their third in a row.
Los Blancos have won a record 12 European Cups while boss Zinedine Zidane has not seen his side knocked out since his appointment in January 2016.
Liverpool have eliminated Porto, Manchester City and Roma to reach the showpiece while Madrid have dispensed of Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich.
The Spanish side are favourites to win this game at odds of 6/5, with a Liverpool win available at 2/1 and the draw, after 90 minutes, priced at 29/10.
Under 2.5 goals is available at 13/8 while fewer than 1.5 goals is priced at 5/1.
A ‘double chance’ on the English team to battle their way to either a draw or a win in 90 minutes is available at 8/11.
If you fancy Real Madrid to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 14/5.
One to watch for Liverpool: Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah has scored 11 Champions League goals this season and has eight in his last ten in all competition. He is priced at 23/18 to score at any point in the 90 minutes.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo has netted 30 goals in his last 21 games in all competitions for club and country while he has 28 in his last 21 Champions League games. He is available at 8/11 to score anytime in the 90 minutes.
Long shot: All the expectation is that this match will bring goals but Liverpool have three clean sheets in the knockout phase while Madrid have conceded just twice in three knockout matches away from home. A scoreless draw after 90 minutes in this game is available at odds of 20/1.