Real Madrid face Liverpool in the much awaited end of season finale at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev , Ukraine on Saturday with a 7.45pm kick off .
Real Madrid v Liverpool Preview
Real Madrid come to the Champions League Final after a disappointing season in La Liga where they could finish only third an amazing seventeen points behind Champions Barcelona. Their 2-2 draw last weekend summed up the season for Madrid with the Villareal team being allowed to score twice in the last quarter of the game. However their Champions League form has been far better with an exhilarating win over Bayern Munich in the semi final and an equally titanic struggle to overcome Juventus eventually in the quarter final stage .
Liverpool eventually could finish only fourth in the Premier League with only one win on the last day against Brighton in the last four fixtures. The Reds managed eighty four goals in the Premier League with an astonishing thirty two of those coming from Mo Salah in his first full Premier League season . Liverpool have been just as exciting in the Champions League with their 5-1 aggregate victory over Manchester City perhaps their peak performance.
Real Madrid v Liverpool Predicted Line Ups
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Navas; Caravjal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Isco, C. Ronaldo, Benzema.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mané.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool Prediction
This is a Champions League Final that should be full of goals . Both sides are excellent on the attack but are prone to make mistakes in defence particularly against fast attacking teams. Liverpool are the slight underdogs with bookmakers but will fancy their chances of lifting the Champions League Trophy again this year . Liverpool have plenty of match winners with the exceptional Mo Salah the obvious striker to fear .
However Real Madrid have huge Champions League experience and are going for an unprecedented third Champions League triumph in succession . With Cristiano Ronaldo saving his best form nowadays for the Champions League and Gareth Bale having re-found his best form Madrid may prove just too good for the Merseyside challengers.
Free Betting Tips for Real Madrid vs Liverpool
Real Madrid to win 6/5 at bet365
Over 2.5 goals 1/2 at bet365
Real Madrid to win 2-1 at 10/1 at bet365
(odds were correct at time of posting. Please check live odds prior to placing any bets).