Liverpool Vs Real Madrid : 05/28/22 09:00 PM
Tip Liverpool – Real Madrid
Liverpool may not be able to complete the quadruple but a treble is the next best thing. They travel to Paris to take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final. The Reds have already won the EFL Cup and FA Cup this season. Both those finals ended in goalless draws after 120 minutes. The chances of that happening in Paris don’t look high at all. Backing both teams to score looks a much better option. Liverpool kept a clean sheet against Chelsea in the FA Cup final but that’s the only time in their last six matches have they not conceded. Not just that but in those six games, they have conceded the first goal.
The Reds have had a smoother run to the final than their opponents. All six of their group games were won with Milan, Atletico Madrid and Porto beaten In 12 Champions League games, they have scored at least twice aside from a 1-0 home loss to Inter. They have beaten two teams each from Italy, Portugal and Spain on their way to the final with Villarreal and Benfica also defeated. They have had Salah and Van Dijk on the bench of late but it looks certain that both of those players will be starting the final on Saturday.
Real Madrid have had a much harder route to the final. It’s one that has seen them lose four games, including one in each of the knockout rounds. Early on in the group stages, they were beaten at home by Sheriff but won their other five group matches with Inter and Shakhtar Donetsk.
The last 16 saw them up against PSG and they lost the away leg 1-0. They trailed 1-0 in the home second leg before a Benzema hat-trick put them in the last eight. The quarter final tie with defending champions Chelsea looked to be going well when winning the away first leg 3-1 with Benzema again hitting a hat-trick. The second leg saw Real in trouble again as they went 3-0 and 4-3 down in the tie but for late goals (one in extra time) getting them through. It was another struggle in the semi-finals, losing the away first leg 4-3 and then going a goal down at home in the second leg. More late goals got them back into the tie and into the final. The La Liga champions now bid to make it wins against all of the top three teams in the Premier League. This really could go either way and both sides know how to come from behind. Go for both teams to score.
Key points Liverpool – Real Madrid
Both teams have scored in eight of the last 13 Real Madrid games.
Five of the last six Liverpool games have seen both teams score.
Both teams have scored in the last five Real Madrid Champions League matches.
Real Madrid have lost only three of the sixteen finals they have played.
Liverpool had to settle for second place in the Premier League.
Thiago Alcantara’s presence remains uncertain for this final.
ConclusionLIVERPOOL – REAL MADRID
This should be a fantastic final and it is one that looks set to see some goals scored. Liverpool have scored at least twice in all but one of their Champions League games this season. They score lots but also find it difficult of late to keep clean sheets. Real Madrid have had a real battle making it to this Champions League final. There has been more than one occasion when they looked to be heading out of the competition but have made it to Paris. A bet on both teams scoring in this final is the one to go for.