UCL 2021-22 Final: Liverpool vs Real Madrid prediction and betting tips (May 28)

Liverpool are set for the UCL final against Real Madrid. They are in top form and want to get revenge for the 2018 final. Can the Reds defeat the team with the most UCL trophies in history?
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) has been incredible with 44 goals and 15 assists in all competitions

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) has been incredible with 44 goals and 15 assists in all competitions

by   Paul Awoniyi

Liverpool and Real Madrid square off in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League final. The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 28 May 2022. The match venue is Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Liverpool vs Real Madrid (May 28) Champions League final are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid final latest odds on betting sites

Liverpool to win odds are priced at 2.00 (+100 American; evens), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.75 (+275; 11/4), while Real Madrid to win odds are priced at 3.50 (+250; 5/2).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Liverpool — 50%, draw — 25%, Real Madrid — 25%.

Latest betting odds on Liverpool vs Real Madrid (28 May 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5) on Liverpool — 2.08 (+108; 27/25)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Real Madrid — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.61 (-164; 25/41)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)

Liverpool vs Real Madrid final match preview and statistics

Liverpool have reached their third UCL final in five years. They were runners up in 2018 and won it in 2019. The Reds beat Villarreal 5-2 on aggregate in the semi-final. They won 2-0 in the first leg and won 3-2 in the second leg.

Villarreal was already up by two goals at halftime, but three goals from Fabinho, Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane helped them seal the win. Liverpool came second in the English Premier League behind Man City by just one point. They gave everything on the last matchday but City won their match.

The Reds beat Wolves 3-1 in the last match. Neto scored an early goal in the 3rd minute with a tap in into the net, Raul Jimenez with the assist. Sadio Mane equalized in the 24th minute by slotting the ball over Sa into the back of the net. Mohamed Salah made it 2-1 in the 84th minute following a headed pass from Joel Matip.

Andrew Robertson scored another one in the 89th minute as he slid in to bury the ball into the net, assisted by Roberto Firmino. Klopp’s men had 63% possession, 3.17 expected goals, 29 total shots, eight shots on target, four big chances, 593 accurate passes, 89% pass accuracy, six fouls, three offsides, five corners and one yellow card.

Liverpool team news: Thiago Picked up an injury in their last match and is doubtful for the final.

Real Madrid are going to be playing in their fourth Champions League in seven years. A historic comeback against Manchester City in the second leg of the fixture gave them a spot in the final.

In the 90th minute, Rodrygo pulled one back to level the scores, a minute later he scored another goal. Benzema hit the nail on the coffin in the 95th minute of the extra time as he converted the penalty. They won 6-5 on aggregate.

Los Blancos are the champions of Spain. Their title win was already confirmed weeks before the league ended. They played a goalless draw with Real Betis in their last league match.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men had 52% possession, 1.51 expected goals, 17 total shots, four big chances, three shots on target, 504 accurate passes, 91% pass accuracy, seven fouls committed, four offsides and eight corners.

Real Madrid team news: No player is injured or suspended for this match.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid H2H

Both teams have history in the Champions League. The Reds have three wins, Real have four wins with one draw. It was Real that beat Liverpool in the 2018 UCL final. The last time they met was in the Quarter-final last year. Madrid won 3-1 on aggregate.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid final lineups and key players

Liverpool projected starting lineup:

  • Alisson Becker
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • Virgil Van Dijk
  • Ibrahima Konate
  • Andrew Robertson
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Thiago
  • Fabinho
  • Luis Diaz
  • Sadio Mane
  • Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah is the key player to watch out for. He won the Golden Boot and playmaker award for this season in the Premier League with 23 goals and 13 assists in 35 matches. In the UCL, Salah has eight goals and two assists in 12 games. The Egyptian King will be ready for the final.

Real Madrid projected starting lineup:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Dani Carvajal
  • Eder Militao
  • Nacho Fernandez
  • Ferland Mendy
  • Casemiro
  • Toni Kroos
  • Luka Modric
  • Rodrygo
  • Karim Benzema
  • Vinicius Junior

Karim Benzema is the key player to watch out for. He has had an incredible season all through, with 44 goals and 15 assists across all competitions. The Frenchman is the top scorer in the UCL with 15 goals and is very likely to win it as things stand. Expecting a big game from Benzema on 28th.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid final predictions and betting tips

Liverpool are in the best form possible ahead of this match, with zero losses in 18 matches, 15 wins and three draws. The way they fought hard till the last matchday for the league title shows how great their mentality is. It’s not easy to bet against them seeing the stats.

Real Madrid are also in good form ahead of the clash. They rested players since the league was secured before the last league game they drew. Los Blancos are still a top gun that no one wants to face, seeing the crazy comebacks against PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City.

The Reds are out to get revenge, even Salah gave the notion in his statement where he said he wants a rematch of the 2018 final they lost to Madrid.

Real haven’t lost to Liverpool in the last five h2h matches, with four wins and a draw. Predictions are over 2.5 goals and both teams score. In the recent meetings, they’ve averaged over 2.5 goals and both teams have scored as well. Liverpool are capable of winning but the game is not over for Madrid until the final whistle is blown.

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

Odds: 1.61 (-164 American; 25/41 Fractional)

Liverpool — Real Madrid

Not settled

Over 2.5 goals