It must be crazy to read about Liverpool vs Real Madrid preview right? Perhaps nobody expected this UCL final to ever happen, at least not in 2018. What could be more insane is to watch the underdogs go against the Champions League 2018 winner odds and make their dream come true.
Is it real that the 12-time winners Real Madrid are afraid of the Reds trio? Can Jurgen Klopp enter the pitch in confidence after so many finals he lost? Would this final live up to expectations? What all online sportsbooks in Europe agree upon is that the 2017/18 season was unpredictable enough to bring two teams who everyone thought would drop out in round 16. It is already well known that the experienced Real Madrid are favorites to win their third-straight UCL trophy. At Vbet Sportsbook Champions League 2018 winner odds are (1.70) for Real, while (2.10) for the Reds. But honestly, who could predict the performance of such two unpredictable teams?
Too many hopes to be fulfilled
In a one-off match, Cristiano Ronaldo seeks to break his record and exceed his personal best of 17, if he could net more than twice in Kiev. Jurgen Klopp’s reputation is at stake, as he needs to reverse so many losses in finals, if he manages to discipline his men to keep in shape and defend well.
Online sportsbook news in Ukraine expect this final to be a head-to-head between Mo Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo. In fact, the game might become a face-off if Mo Salah accepts the challenge to end the decade-long Ballon d’Or dominance of Ronaldo and Messi by winning the title.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid preview in stats
To look at Champions League 2018 winner odds in a way that is more scientific, we shall check some stats. The two teams met five times in Champions League. Real Madrid won two legs in group-stage of 2014/15 season, while Liverpool won three times including twice in round 16 of 2008/09 season and the 1981 European Cup final.
In regards to Klopp-Zidane finals stats, Jurgen Klopp has lost two German Cups, a 2013 Champions League final and the 2016 League Cup and Europa League finals with Liverpool. Zinedine Zidane has won all six major finals his team have contested.
However, in this season the Reds are gaining better results than Real Madrid. Liverpool scored 40 goals out of 189 shots in Champions League, while Real Madrid had 30 out of 208. Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the leading scorer with 15 goals, but the Reds trio has the highest score for a club in a single season with 29 goals combined.
Champions League 2018 winner odds
So who would raise the trophy Real Madrid or Liverpool? For us it is more 50-50, as every team have their strengths and weaknesses. However, you could make a compelling case for either team to win in Kiev, and you can place a bet at Vbet Sportsbook. What we all hope for this final is to turn on fire and entertain us all.