Real Madrid is seeking its record 14th European trophy on Saturday when it faces Liverpool in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League final at Stade de France. Los Blancos have won the Champions League four times in the past eight campaigns and come off a 35th title in the Spanish La Liga. Liverpool came up one point short of the English Premier League title, with Manchester City taking the crown. The Reds are seeking their seventh European title, which would tie them with AC Milan for second-most all-time. Real rallied to beat Manchester City 6-5 on aggregate in the semifinals, while Liverpool cruised to a 5-2 aggregate win against Villareal, the seventh-place team in La Liga. The match will be played in Saint-Denis, France.
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET on CBS and streaming on Paramount+. Liverpool is the -102 favorite (risk $102 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Liverpool vs. Real Madrid odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Real Madrid is the +260 underdog, while a 90-minute draw returns +270. The over-under for total goals is set at 2.5. Before making any Real Madrid vs. Liverpool picks or UEFA Champions League predictions, you have to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe. Green is 21-16-3 on his Champions League picks in 2022, bringing a return of $271 for $100 bettors.
Now, Green has broken down the Real Madrid vs. Liverpool matchup from every angle and just locked in his coveted picks and Champions League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Liverpool vs. Real Madrid:
- Liverpool vs. Real Madrid spread: Liverpool -0.5 (-105)
- Liverpool vs. Real Madrid over-under: 2.5 goals
- Liverpool vs. Real Madrid money line: Liverpool -102, Real Madrid +260, Draw +270
- LVP: Mohamed Salah has scored in just three of his past 16 matches (four goals)
- RM: Karim Benzema has scored at least once in 13 of his past 16 games (20 goals)
Why you should back Liverpool
The Reds are the deeper team talent-wise, with the likes of Salah and Mane supplemented by players like Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino. Salah shared the Premier League lead with 23 goals and had an EPL-high 13 assists this season. Mane is a supreme playmaker and had 16 league goals, while Jota and Diaz, both 24, combined for 43 goals across all competitions. Liverpool scored 94 league goals, third-most among teams in the top five European leagues, and was plus-68 in goal differential, while Real Madrid scored 80 and was plus-49.
Liverpool also has a lethal pair of fullbacks who wreak havoc on defenses with their crossing ability. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson have combined for 32 assists in all competitions, and both are prolific on set pieces. The Reds have scored 23 goals off set pieces in all competitions this season, tied for most in Europe. Towering defenseman Virgil Van Djik causes matchup problems in the box on corners, and he is part of an intimidating defense in front of world-class goalkeeper Alisson. The Reds had 21 clean sheets in its 38 EPL matches.
Why you should back Real Madrid
Los Blancos have battled through a very tough draw to reach the final, but they are rested after locking up their title with four games left in the season. In addition to Man City, Los Blancos knocked off French Ligue 1 champion Paris Saint-Germain and Premier League power and defending European champ Chelsea. They always found a way to win, and Karim Benzema has been leading the way. The 34-year-old Frenchman has been on fire, scoring 10 goals in Real's last five matches. He has a tournament-high 15 goals in 12 Champions League contests.
Real gets major contributions from 21-year-old Vinicius Junior. The Brazilian has 22 goals and 16 assists overall this season, and his speed and agility can baffle defenders. These teams have met eight times, and after Liverpool won the first three, Los Blancos have gone unbeaten in the past five (4-1-0). They beat the Reds 3-1 in the final to win the 2017-18 Champions League. A prolific midfield features playmakers Luka Modric (12 assists) and Toni Kroos and defensive standout Casemiro, and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is one of the world's best.
How to make Real Madrid vs. Liverpool picks
Green has scrutinized the Liverpool vs. Real Madrid match from every angle, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also provides two confident best bets, including a strong play on the winner, and has a full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing his expert Champions League picks at SportsLine.
So, who wins Real Madrid vs. Liverpool? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Liverpool vs. Real Madrid, all from the European soccer expert who has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.