Liverpool vs. Real Madrid
May 28, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -138, Under 2.5 +110
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Liverpool and Real Madrid are clashing at Stade de France in the UEFA Champions League finals. Liverpool has had a fantastic season, they were very close to winning the EPL, but they have already won 2 trophies this season. Real Madrid has also done really well in LaLiga, they have won the title, and they have done an amazing job in the Champions League.
Liverpool is one of the best teams in the world, definitely one of the most consistent teams, and they haven’t lost a game since early March. Liverpool was outstanding defensively for most of the season, but they have become a bit sloppy as of late, and they have conceded at least 1 goal in each of their last 4 EPL games. In the last round of the EPL, Liverpool needed a win against Wolverhampton, which they get, but they also need for Manchester City not to win their game, which unfortunately they didn’t get. In the Champions League and the EPL, Salah is the leading goalscorer for Liverpool with 8 goals, while Firmino and Mane added 5 goals each. Alexander-Arnold and Robertson have added 3 assists each. There are no injuries or suspensions in Liverpool, but there have been some doubtful players. As I’ve mentioned, Liverpool is one of the best teams in the world, on both ends, and they are looking for payback after Real Madrid beat them in the finals last time.
Real Madrid has been the best team in LaLiga this season, they have been one of the most consistent teams in Europe, and they are deservedly in the finals. Real Madrid has had an incredibly tough schedule in the Champions League, and they had to go through PSG, Chelsea, and Manchester City to reach the finals, and that is not an easy task. In their last 2 LaLiga, Real Madrid has 2 draws, but that doesn’t really matter because their lineups were mixed, and they had nothing to play for. As far as the Champions League goes, Benzema has scored 15 goals, while in LaLiga he scored another 27 goals, and this was the best season of his career. Vinicius has been an excellent support player to Benzema with 20 goals overall, and 16 assists. There are no injuries or suspensions in Real Madrid. With Ancelotti at the helm, and with a perfect mix of youth and experience, this is one of the best Real Madrid teams over the last 15 years, if not the best.
Both of these teams deserved to be here, and while Liverpool had a tougher group stage, Real Madrid had a lot harder knockout stage. In the previous meetings, Real Madrid was dominant, and as I’ve mentioned, they won the finals in 2018. I think this game will be a lot different than that one, mostly because Liverpool is the better team, and they are in great form. Real Madrid has had 2 legs in every knockout game, but this is the finals, and it’s only one game.