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Champions League
05/28/22 09:00 PM
Liverpool
Liverpool
0 - 1
Finished
45' : 0 - 0
Real Madrid
Real Madrid

Tip Liverpool - Real Madrid

Prediction published on May 24, 2022 at 8:19 PM - Modified on May 25, 2022 at 12:04 PM

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.

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Current Form of the two teams

  • Liverpool : W-W-W-W-D
  • Real Madrid : D-D-W-L-W

Liverpool come into this game in good form and that's even with a lot of squad rotation. It was enough to win the FA Cup but just fail to catch Manchester City in the Premier League. A feature of their recent games has been falling behind in games but coming back to get a win. Real Madrid confirmed their winning of La Liga with a few games to go. Since then they have been resting players and that has seen them draw their final two league fixtures. The big guns will be back for the Champions League final.

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Recent Meetings between the two teams

  • 14/04/2021 - Liverpool 0-0 Real Madrid (Champions League)
  • 06/04/2021 - Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool (Champions League)
  • 26/05/2018 - Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool (Champions League)
  • 04/11/2014 - Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool (Champions League)
  • 22/10/2014 - Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid (Champions League)

Likely Line-Ups

  • Liverpool (4-3-3) : Alisson - Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson - Henderson, Fabinho, Milner (or Keita) - Salah, Mané, Luis Díaz
  • Real Madrid (4-3-3) : Courtois - Carvajal, Éder Militão, Alaba, Mendy - Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić - Valverde, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior

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After all the squad rotations of recent weeks, both teams will aim to field their strongest line-ups for this Champions League final. Liverpool will have Van Dijk back in defence with the aim of reducing the number of goals they have been conceding. Alexander-Arnold and Robertson will be there and they are both also likely to create goals as well as stop the opposition scoring. Mo Salah picked up an injury in the FA Cup final and hasn't started a game since. He is bound to start on Saturday though and Liverpool's strong attack will be out to cause Real problems. Thiago Alcántara is likely to miss the game after being injured against Wolves. The impressive Luis Diaz should see Firmino and Jota on the bench rather than in the starting line-up.

Regarding Real Madrid, we find the classic defence of David Alaba, also injured in recent weeks but who will be fully recovered for this final according to Ancelotti. In midfield, Modric will be a player Liverpool have to be wary of at all times. Up front, Benzema will be aiming to score more Champions League goals and his partnership with Vinicius Junior will cause more than a few headaches for Liverpool.

On which TV channel to watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid streaming?

This Saturday at 21:00, the TV broadcast of the Liverpool-Real Madrid match takes place on BT Sport but the game can also be seen free on YouTube. If you are unable to be in front of your television set, don't forget the live score will be on Sportytrader throughout the match.

Key points Liverpool - Real Madrid

key points iconBoth teams have scored in eight of the last 13 Real Madrid games.

key points iconFive of the last six Liverpool games have seen both teams score.

key points iconBoth teams have scored in the last five Real Madrid Champions League matches.

key points iconReal Madrid have lost only three of the sixteen finals they have played.

key points iconLiverpool had to settle for second place in the Premier League.

key points iconThiago Alcantara’s presence remains uncertain for this final.

Conclusion Liverpool - 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.

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FAQ about Champions League Final Liverpool vs Real Madrid

Below are the most frequently asked questions about the 2021/2022 Champions League final.

1. How many Champions League has Real Madrid won?

In total, this Spanish club has won thirteen Champions League in its history: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018! The club ended up second place in 1962, 1964 and 1981. Real Madrid are obviously the most successful club in the competition. They are also the only club to have won it three times in a row.

2. How many Champions League titles has Liverpool won?

In total, the English club has won the Champions League six times: 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005, 2019. They have also ended up second place on three occasions in 1985, 2007, 2018. Liverpool are one the European top teams, along with clubs like Milan (seven-time winner) or Bayern (six-time winner).

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3. Where is the final played?

The Champions League final will take place in Saint-Denis (north to Paris) at the Stade de France at 9pm on Saturday 28 May. Originally scheduled to take place at the Krestovski stadium in St Petersburg, it was reallocated following the conflicts between Russia and Ukraine. This will be the third time that the Stade de France will host the Champions League final after 2000 and 2006.

4. Who is the top striker for the 2021/2022 season?

Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema is the top striker in this year's Champions League. The Merengue is having a fantastic year, and he has already scored 15 goals in the Champions League this year.  He may break a record and go further in the history of the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo is the current record holder of goals in one season, with 17 goals in total. If Benzema can pull off a hat-trick in the final, he would score 18 goals. Nevertheless, it will be unlikely to break Ronaldo’s record, or even reach it.

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5. Who will referee the match?

Frenchman Clement Turpin will officiate the Liverpool-Real Madrid final. The Frenchman has already referred several matches in the UEFA Champions League this season: Chelsea-Real Madrid in the first match of the quarter-finals, Bayern-Salzburg in the second match of the round of 16, Villarreal-Atalanta, Barcelona-Dynamo Kiev, AC Milan-Porto and Porto-Atletico in the group stage. Having been refereeing international matches for more than 10 years now, Turpin will be officiating a C1 final for the very first time in his career. He served as fourth official in the 2018 final (Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool) and officiated last year's Europa League final between Villarreal and Manchester United.

6. How much will the winner get from this competition?

According to RMC Sport, the winning team of the final will put an additional €20 million in the pocket on top of what it has earned throughout the competition. The runner-up will win €15.5 million.

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