Liverpool go up against Real Madrid in the Champions League final this coming Saturday at Stade de France. Kick off is 21.00 in Paris with Clément Turpin overseeing the match as referee.
It has been an impressive tournament so far for Liverpool, who won all of their away matches in the tournament for the first time in the club's history. Liverpool have 10 wins in 12 games this season in the Champions League, scoring in 11 of these. Every time they scored, they managed at least two goals and enter the final as favourites for the title.
Real Madrid was a tightrope to get to the final this year having been on the verge of knock-out several times. They claimed eight wins in 12 games and lost against all their opponents in the knock-out stage. Twice, they staged a massive come-back while surviving a come-back from Chelsea themselves in the quarter-final.
Liverpool assembled some splendid stats in their last ten matches, hitting the target 2.2 times on average. They scored 22 and conceded a total of ten goals. That is an average of one per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in four matches.
Real Madrid average of 2.6 goals per game, scoring 26 goals in their past ten matches. They conceded 12 goals in total, or an average of 1.2 per game, achieving three clean sheets as well.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Preview
Their last three matches saw Liverpool drawing 0-0 with Chelsea, before taking out Southampton by 2-1, and Wolverhampton by 3-1. Liverpool only lost once in the Champions League this season, as they went down 1-0 against Inter at Anfield. They won the first leg 2-0, though, thus securing passage to the quarter-final despite losing. This is their third Champions League final in five years and their second against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid Form
Real Madrid currently look solid after going three matches unbeaten. They laid the groundworks by beating Levante with a 6-0 scoreline, before settling for a point in a 1-1 draw against Cadiz. Their latest match once again had them share the points, this time in a 0-0 draw against Real Betis. Real Madrid enter the final in the Champions League looking for title number 14. No one even comes close to matching the Royals who knocked out Liverpool in the Champions League last season. This is the third time they face Liverpool in the final, with the clubs having won one each.
We trust neither defence to be able to keep their opponent at bay, when Liverpool welcome Real Madrid on Saturday. Goals should be flowing at both ends of the pitch.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Stats
- Liverpool have not lost 38 of the last 39 home matches
- Liverpool have not lost 39 of the last 41 matches
- Liverpool have scored in 34 of the last 36 home matches
- Liverpool have scored in 26 of the last 27 matches
- Liverpool have won 6 of the last 7 matches
- Real Madrid have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
- In 5 of the last 6 away matches Real Madrid played, both teams scored
- Real Madrid have won 6 of the last 8 away matches
- In 5 of the last 7 matches Real Madrid played, both teams scored
- Real Madrid have conceded in 9 of the last 11 matches
- Liverpool have not won the last 5 matches versus Real Madrid in a row
- Liverpool have lost 4 of the last 5 matches versus Real Madrid
- Liverpool have conceded in 4 of the last 5 matches versus Real Madrid
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Team News
At the time of writing, it looks as if only two players are unavailable for Liverpool, when they prepare for their upcoming assignment.
Joseph Gomez and Fabinho are all absent from the Liverpool squad that faces Real Madrid at Stade de France.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid H2H
The most recent outing in the Champions League between Liverpool and Real Madrid took place at Anfield. The match failed to produce a winner, with the score reading 0-0 after the final whistle. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 3.50. Neither side have been the dominant force in recent meetings between Liverpool and Real Madrid, as Real Madrid won four of the last seven matches, while Liverpool won two of these seven matches in the Champions League. The bookies have Real Madrid to win this match at best price odds of 3.50.
In the last seven matches between Liverpool and Real Madrid over 2.5 goals came out a winning bet four times. Under 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 2.10 with the bookies.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Sadio Mané, who is performing well for Liverpool. He found the back of the net three times in his most recent Champions League outings. He'll be out to add more goals against Real Madrid.
The visitors will be looking to Karim Benzema to find the net once again, after managing 10 Champions League goals for Real Madrid in recent matches.
Liverpool were able to win eight of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing twice. Real Madrid won five of their last 10 games, drew twice and suffered defeat in three of them. Liverpool managed to open the scoring no less than seven of their previous 10 Champions League games. The visitors from Real Madrid scored the opener in five of their last 10 Champions League outings.
In the last seven encounters between Liverpool and Real Madrid over 2.5 goals came out four times, as Liverpool averaged 0.99 goals a game. Real Madrid scored an average of 1.43 goals in these, while both teams scored two times. Liverpool performed an average of 2.6 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out six times. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 2.5 times in those matches.