UEFA Champions League Final Betting Odds, Preview: Liverpool Favored to Secure Seventh Title in Clash Against Real Madrid
Visionhaus/Getty. Pictured: Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk celebrates the club’s victory against Villarreal.
Real Madrid might have pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history against Manchester City, but the Spanish giant will have to secure another upset if it’s going to win its record 14th title in the competition.
Liverpool enters the final as a -195 moneyline favorite to take home the most coveted time in European football, while Real Madrid checks in at +155 per Caesars Sportsbook.
At DraftKings, Liverpool is a -110 favorite to win the game within its original 90 minutes, while a draw is listed at +250 and Real Madrid at +295 to win the game in regulation.
Action Network soccer handicapper BJ Cunningham has also unveiled his model projections for the finale, putting Liverpool at -142 odds on the three-way moneyline. He has Real Madrid at +388 odds, with the draw checking in at +379 odds. Cunningham has the Reds set at -223 odds to Lift the Trophy.
Champions League Final Projection:
Real Madrid +388
To lift the Trophy:
Real Madrid +223
— BJ Cunningham (@BJCunningham22) May 4, 2022
The Reds advanced to the final of the competition after suffering a setback of their own, similar to Man City. Liverpool went down 2-0 in the first half of its semifinal second leg against Villarreal, but it went on to dominate from there, scoring three goals to get by the Yellow Submarine.
While Liverpool won the first three matches in this head-to-head battle, Madrid has dominated the recent history of the matchup.
Most recently, Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League semifinal round last season, getting by Liverpool in the quarterfinal stage before being knocked out by Chelsea. Los Blancos beat Liverpool in the home leg, 3-1, and the reverse fixture was a 0-0 draw.
Liverpool 🆚 Real Madrid…
The 2022 #UCLfinal is set! 🏆#UCL pic.twitter.com/GYFrvIHsUh
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 4, 2022
In the 2017-18 iteration of the Champions League, Real Madrid won its third consecutive title with a victory Liverpool in the final. The victory also marked Los Blancos’ fourth European title in four years.
This is a much different Liverpool team than the one that met Madrid in that final, though, and it’s also a different squad than the one that matched up with Madrid last year.
In that fixture, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson and Luis Diaz were either injured or not yet a part of the team.
However, if Real Madrid’s run to the final is any indication what’s to come, we’ll be in for a thrilling finale to this year’s Champions League campaign.
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