Discussion in 'Champions League Final Betting 26th May 2018' started by slick, May 17, 2018.
odds are correct at time of publishing (22:06 on 17/05/2018) and subject to change.
I'd say the odds look pretty spot on and the surest bet must be BTTS (reminder for me to post those odds up).
For some reason I just don't see this game going to Extra time, imo either Real are going to give Liverpool a footballing lesson or Liverpool are going to use shock and awe tactics and be out of sight before Real know what's hit them.
Either way Ronaldo going's to be key to this game and I wouldn't place a bet on it until I knew whether he's fit enough to play or not.
If Liverpool leave the blocks like they did in the 1st legs against Porto, Man City and Roma then I can see the game being over at half time.
Both defenses are poor so goals could be the best bet in this match.
Looking forward to it. On call this week so no beer but I'll make sure I've got a couple of kegs chilled for next weekend.
Klopp has a poor record in finals, he's only won one out of six.
We've got a shit keeper too and although our defence has improved since the arrival of VVD, i cant see them coping with the likes of Ronny, Benzema and Bale.
I'd of give us more of a chance if Ox had been available. He was getting on top of his game before injury, scoring us goals, driving us forward as well as defending the midfield well. With the exception of the Brighton game, we've missed him.
We should have the majority of the fans there in our favour, but i'm more along the lines that not too many options on the bench will probably prove costly.
I'll be drunk as a lord and happy as fuck if we can pull it off though. It's been a good season no matter what.
There’s no doubt that experience is very much in the hands of Real Madrid whom have won the competition in back-to-back seasons as of late, defeating Juventus 2-1 in last year’s Final. 2016-17 was their greatest ever campaign for trophies, accumulating 4 along with their 33rd La Liga title.
This season has been somewhat different in truth and have wound up finishing 3rd behind Barcelona and Atletico, but they’ve had no such issues in Europe – knocking this season’s respective French, Italian and German domestic champions out in their path to the final.
Liverpool haven’t competed in the Champions League knockout stages since 2008-09 when they reached the Quarter Finals stage, which spelt the end of a very positive run of being Semi-Finalists in 07-08, Runners Up in 06-07 and Champions in 05-06, when the club last won it for the 5th time.
Both clubs have been in tremendous goal scoring form throughout this year’s top European competition and are the two top scoring sides, Liverpool are leaders with 40 goals in total, 10 more than Real Madrid in 2nd.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer despite this, scoring 15 in total (50% of all their competition goals)! The Liverpool attacking trio make up the following 3 scorers, Firmino and Salah hitting 10 each, followed by Mane on 9.
It’s fair to say that if Liverpool are to have any chance of denying Real a trio of back-to-back European titles, they’ll not only need their goal scoring trio to cause problems on the counter but they’ll need a rock solid performance from their defence which has been prone to leaking goals – conceding 7 in the last 3 games.
Real are favourites at 6/5 (2.20)* Full Time Result and 4/6 (1.66)* To Lift the Trophy, compared to Liverpool’s 21/10 (3.10)* Full Time Result and 11/10 (2.10)* To Lift the Trophy.
Goals Expected - Over 2.5 goals is odds on at 4/9 (1.44)*, as is Both Teams to Score at 2/5 (1.40)*.
*Odds accurate at 10:00am 23/05/18
On a positive note I see Liverpool have just signed Fabinho, he's a very good player and is Keita still in the pipeline?
If so they are a major upgrade on their current midfield, might also confirm Emre Can on his way out.
If you need a Keeper Punt I know an Ex England International going cheap.
I've got to be honest i dont think i'd heard of Fabinho before, but another good midfielder i'm told. These two are replacements for Can and Cout'.
A keeper has to be priority, Karius is on drugs. Has to be. Not sure who's out there though. Alisson?
I thought we were well in control until Salah went off. A game changer and Lallana made no impact.