By Betting Buzz
The sportsbooks say Madrid — but it’s close.
The king of European soccer will be crowned at the Champions League final in Ukraine this Saturday, May 26 when Spanish giants Real Madrid face Liverpool of the English Premier League.
According to the latest bet365 odds on May 21, Real Madrid are slight 6/5 favorites.
It was a lackluster season for Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid during La Liga competition, finishing 17 points behind champions Barcelona. On the other hand, Liverpool exceeded most expectations by placing fourth in the EPL and unexpectedly reaching the Champions League final. Real will try to salvage the 2017-18 campaign by reigning over Europe for the 13th time — and third year in a row — while the Reds are gunning for their sixth European title.
Let’s not forget Real also aims to avenge their 1-0 European Cup defeat to Liverpool in the 1980-81 final in Paris.
According to the latest bet365 odds, Liverpool is at 21/10 and a 90-minute draw at 13/5.
Individual prop bets
The match also features two of the world’s hottest goalscorers in Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Ronaldo led the Champions League with 15 goals and three assists this season, while Salah racked up 10 goals and four assists. Ronaldo is 4/6 to score anytime with Salah 5/6.
Fans shouldn’t forget aLiverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane — they scored 10 and nine goals respectively in this year’s tournament.
Firmino is 13/8 to score anytime with Mane 15/8.
There are numerous other prop bets to wager on, including over/under 2.5 goals with the over 4/9 and the under going for 17/10. Given both teams are offensive powerhouses, there should also be a lot of action on the both-teams-to-score market with yes being 2/5 and no at 7/4.